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At City Year, we believe education has the power to help every child reach his or her potential. But in many high-poverty communities, 50% or more students require additional support academic, social, or emotional support. City Year AmeriCorps members serve where the need is greatest. Of the schools we serve nationwide, three quarters are among the lowest performing five percent in their state.

Two hundred and thirty corps members at City Year Chicago are making a difference in
26 of Chicago’s highest need schools. Research shows that students at risk of dropping
out can be identified as early as sixth grade by three early warning indicators –
poor attendance, disruptive behavior and course failure in math and English. Our model
Whole School Whole Child is based on that research, and our AmeriCorps members work
with students identified as at risk. City Year AmeriCorps members provide:

Academic Support: Provide one-on-one or small group tutoring before, during and
after school.

Attendance and Positive Behavior Encouragement: Lead energetic morning greetings,
make attendance and positive phone calls home and lead mentor groups.

Community and School Improvements: Organize and lead activities, celebrations and
projects to improve the community and school environment.

230 corps members serve in 26 Chicago schools:

• Bradwell School of Excellence
• Chalmers School of Excellence
• Collins Academy High School
• Curtis School of Excellence
• Deneen School of Excellence
• Dulles School of Excellence
• Dvorak School of Excellence
• Fuller School of Excellence
• Gage Park High School
• Herzl School of Excellence
• Howe School of Excellence
• Johnson School of Excellence
• John Hope College Preparatory High School
• Kelvyn Park High School
• Kozminiski Community Academy
• Langford Elementary
• Marquette School of Excellence
• McNair school of Excellence
• Nicholson Technology Academy
• O’Keeffe Elementary School
• Phillips Academy High School
• Piccolo School of Excellence
• Carl Schurz High School
• Sherman School of Excellence
• Stagg School of Excellence
• Roger C. Sullivan High School