City Year: Improving Lives and Communities

City Year is an organization that helps students and communities in poverty.  It recruits 17-24 year olds to volunteer for a year of community service.  Their volunteer work can include mentoring at elementary, middle, and high schools in high-poverty communities, as well as other projects to improve the community.  In about a year, “City Year helped reduce by half the number of at-risk students,” with a 54% reduction of off track ELA students and a 46% reduction of off track Math students.

For more information about the success rate of City Year, and how to join, check out



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I am a graduate student at San Jose State University working on my MLIS degree. I'm an avid knitter, crocheter, and all-around crafter. I enjoying hiking and generally being outdoors. My cat and I spend the rest of my free time bonding over jigsaw puzzles.

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