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City Year CEO Michael Brown Wins Leadership Honor
“Michael Brown, co-founder and chief executive officer of City Year, is the 2015 recipient of Independent Sector’s John W. Gardner Leadership Award, the organization announced Tuesday.”


Denver teacher's lesson plan goes viral, launches movement
"I never wanted to go into education before that. But we started tutoring, and I had this one student named Kevin that was super excited every day, and that made me want to become a teacher. I wanted to come back to the area I grew up in and make a difference."


Kansas City wins approval to become City Year program site
“The red coats are coming to Kansas City. City Year’s national service organization — whose corps members are recognized by the red jackets they wear at work in public schools — approved Kansas City’s bid for membership at its summit meeting Wednesday night in Washington, D.C.”


City Year: Help for urban youth through education
"Each new school year since, I’ve seen City Year launch in a new city. We duplicate our model by focusing on the same Whole School, Whole Child program in each city.  This model program focuses on improving a student’s attendance, behavior, and course performance in English and math, which are the three key indicators most predictive of a kid’s likelihood to graduate high school. It’s also important that we only go into cities that request to have City Year."


City Year’s Spring Break Festival Celebrates 5th Anniversary
“My two girls are 18 and 16, and they’ve been blessed by the zip code they've grown up in,” Snider said. “There is assistance every step of the way in the schools. It just doesn’t seem fair that other kids don’t have that. City Year Corps members provide that intense focus to at least keep kids on track to graduate.”

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