Powerful Results

City Year Kansas City was founded in fall of 2015. After a successful founding year with 50 AmeriCorps members serving at five schools, City Year Kansas City was proud to expand to 58 AmeriCorps members serving at six schools in August 2017. 

This year, City Year AmeriCorps members are working alongside talented teachers, administrators and other professionals to help improve student Attendance, Behavior and Course performance (the ABCs). Read more about why we focus on these areas here.

City Year is a data-driven organization, utilizing data to guide decisions, from which students receive one-on-one tutoring from AmeriCorps members to what content areas are focused on during intervention time with students. City Year staff and AmeriCorps members continually analyze data to best serve students and help them get back on track as quickly as possible. In addition, over the course of the year, City Year tracks school-wide and student-level impact in the ABCs and produces mid-year and end-of-year reports for our stakeholders.

Here are a few results from the pilot program during the 2015-2016 school year:

Improved Attendance

  • Students City Year worked with at Central Middle School attended school, on average, 3 additional weeks when compared to the previous year.

Better Behavior

Improved Course Performance

In addition to the impact we make with students, City Year Kansas City impacts the professional development of our AmeriCorps members. Please see below for City Year KC's 50 AmeriCorps member career plans from FY17: