Editorial: There’s a thousand strategies to try to help teen students; this one works
"The nine corps members spend most of the day doing real teaching in classes filled with English I and Algebra I students. They roam the room to help anyone who’s struggling and do individual and small-group tutoring. The corps reaches far beyond academics. Spruce Principal Danielle Petters believes the personal connections the twentysomethings make with students …is as critical as their classroom instruction."

The value of being there: Too many urban R.I. students miss school
"Roger Williams identifies a student who is chronically absent or at risk and pairs that child with a City Year staffer. 'We call home,' said Jason Figueroa, City Year's impact manager. We ask, 'Is there anything I should know?' We ask, 'How is school? How are you getting here?' Any issues?'“


U.S. Department of Education Announces First Ever Skills for Success Grants and Initiative to Support Learning Mindsets and Skills
"The Department also announced the launch of the Mentoring Mindsets Initiative, a partnership with City Year, MENTOR, Stanford University's PERTS Lab and the Raikes Foundation to pilot evidence-based tools that enable mentors to teach learning mindsets and skills to their mentees."

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As we head into the holiday season, we are excited to share some terrific opportunities to support City Year and find great holiday gifts at the same time—from a City Year box of Jer’s Chocolates, to a Harry’s razor, to an AmazonSmile purchase (please select City Year as your charity of choice.) To learn more about our current cause marketing partners and find out how your holiday gifts can help more students reach graduation and beyond, please visit our website.  

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Start Your Holiday Shopping at the City Year Store


From City Year mugs, to sweatshirts, to baby onesies, our on-line store has all you’ll need for holiday shopping this year.

Best of all, if you shop on Cyber Monday you could win the much-coveted, classic City Year watch. Start your shopping list today!



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