Support DC students through Camp City Year!

Goal: $ 25000

No of Donation: 16

 

 

Goal: $ 25000
Amount Raised: $ 3112
Remaining : $ 21888
No of Donation : 16
Category : Education
Url : http://www.cityyear.org/dc
Contact Number : (202) 742-7362
Address : 1875 Connecticut Avenue NW
State : Washington
City : DC
Country : US
Zipcode : 20009

Challenge

At City Year, we believe education has the power to help every child reach his or her potential. However, in high-poverty communities there are external factors and obstacles students are faced with every day that can interfere with their ability to get to school ready to learn.

Solution

City Year is an education-focused, non-profit organization that works to end the high school drop-out crisis by deploying young AmeriCorps volunteers (called corps members) to high-need urban schools for full-time tutoring and mentoring of off-track students. As tutors, mentors, and role models, these young leaders - all between the ages of 17 and 24 - make a difference in the lives of children all day, every day for an entire year and help transform schools in Washington, DC. City Year envisions a country where all students are in school and on track to graduate from high school, regardless of their race, income level, or zip code. City Year's main strategy to keep students on track to graduate is to recruit diverse corps members to serve as full-time tutors and mentors to deliver the Whole School, Whole Child program in high-need urban schools.
City Year Washington, DC works with over 4,300 students in 13 public schools throughout the year. During the week of Spring Break for DC Public Schools, City Year welcomes students to join in a full-day camp experience to continue to positively impact students and keep them focused on education. This year City Year Corps Members will lead campers through the week around the theme of Timeless Heroes--focusing students around learning about positive role models and heroes across time.

Long-Term Impact

We will work with 250 campers throughout Camp City Year. Campers attend schools across the District.

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