Media Resources

Download the City Year Media Kit

New Study: Diplomas Now Increases Percentage of Students without Early-Warning Signs, Boosting Odds of High School Graduation in Nation’s Most Challenged Urban Schools

A study by Policy Study Associates finds City Year’s comprehensive approach achieves academic gains for low-income schools.

City Year Fast Facts

Founded in Boston in 1988, City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that partners with public schools and teachers to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. In 27 communities across the United States and through three international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members provide individual support to students who need extra care and attention, focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.

This year, City Year’s 3,000 young leaders, who are 18 to 24 years old, will serve in 292 schools.

  • Tutoring, mentoring and serving as role models to help children and schools succeed
  • Leading before and after school programs to extend learning time and reinforce in-class instruction 
  • Engaging students of all ages in community service and leadership development activities
  • Planning and leading transformational service projects

Learn more about Our Approach 

The City Year Pledge

The City Year pledge is a concise and powerful statement expressing the commitment City Year AmeriCorps members make when they assume the responsibilities and privileges of wearing the red or yellow jacket. 

I pledge to serve as a City Year member to the very best of my ability, 
To honor the rules and expectations of City Year, 
To respect my colleagues and the people and communities we serve, 
To provide excellent service, 
To lead by example and be a role model to children, 
To celebrate the diversity of people, ideas, and cultures around me, 
To serve with an open heart and an open mind, 
To be quick to help and slow to judge, 
To do my best to make a difference in the lives of others and 
To build a stronger community, nation and world for all of us. 

City Year Locations

City Year corps members serve in one U.S. location for the duration of their service year. City Year operates in 27 U.S. locations and with two international countries.

U.S. Locations
Learn more about Our U.S. Locations

International Affiliates
South Africa


Since its inception, City Year has:

  • Served more than 1.3 million children
  • Completed more than 26 million hours of service
  • Graduated more than 20,000 alumni
  • For more information, read our City Year Media Kit

Learn more about Our Impact

For more information, please contact: 
For more information, please contact: 

Tina Chong

t: 617.927.2652