Fund City Year's community service in DC schools!

Goal: $ 10000

No of Donation: 54

 

 

Goal: $ 10000
Amount Raised: $ 6158
Remaining : $ 3842
No of Donation : 54
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

City Year Washington, DC supports civic engagement and service projects across the district. Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, January 19, 2015, is a "day on" for City Year. Each year, City Year honors the legacy of Dr. King by organizing a day of service for nearly 1,000 community and corporate volunteers.

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 serves over 5,600 students through daily service in public schools. AmeriCorps members are tutors, mentors and role models to students. City Year supports positive school climate by providing human capital as well as beautification and resources to provide an improved student experience.

Long-Term Impact

Each year, our service days provide over $600,000 in value to local schools and community centers. In the 2013-14 school year, City Year facilitated 19,431 hours of volunteerism from nearly 2,500 volunteers.

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