In Milwaukee, the graduation rate is just 62% - much lower than the state rate of 88%. Most of them are also behind in reading and math, according to state standardized tests. More than 80% of Milwaukee's children qualify for free or reduced lunch. These challenges put them at risk for falling off track or dropping out of school. 


of teachers agreed or strongly agreed that City Year Milwaukee corps members improved their students’ overall academic performance.


of focus list students in grades 6-9 earning a D or worse in English improved to a C or better.


of principals agreed or strongly agreed that City Year Milwaukee had a positive impact on teachers’ morale.

You can help to change the course of these children’s lives by joining City Year Milwaukee. As a tutor and mentor, you will work in high-need neighborhoods, where you will become a powerful role model to youth and help create solutions for community problems.

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