City Year is dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year AmeriCorps members serve full - time in high - need urban schools, where they partner with teachers and school leaders to provide high - impact student, classroom, and school - wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, and prepare for college and career success. City Year has a Long - Term Impact strategy, an exciting plan to scale its impact to dramatically increase the urban graduation pipeline and transform the future for thousands of students nationwide.
City Year is among the nation’s fastest - growing nonprofit social enterprises. The organization’s 900 staff and 3,000 AmeriCorps members work and serve in 28 communities across the country, including Boston – where City Year was founded in 1988 and is headquartered – and Baton Rouge, Chicago, Cleveland, Columbia, Columbus, Dallas, Denver, Detroit, Jacksonville, Kansas City, Little Rock, Los Angeles, Memphis, Miami, Milwaukee, New Hampshire, New Orleans, New York, Orlando, Philadelphia, Providence, Sacramento, San Antonio, San José / Silicon Valley, Seattle / King County, Tulsa, and Washington, D.C. City Year also has international affiliates in South Africa and the United Kingdom.
A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is a public - private partnership, made possible by resources from schools and school districts; local, state, and federal governments; and philanthropic support from corporations, foundations, and individuals. City Year has been recognized by Charity Navigator as a 4 star charity – its highest rating – for 10 consecutive years, placing City Year in the top 1% of non - profits nationwide for fiscal responsibility, financial health, organizational efficiency, and organizational capacity.