Monday, September 28, 2009

In School & On Track!

Whole School Whole Child

  • Every 26 seconds an American student drops out of public high school.

  • According to the National Center for Education Research, 89% of DC students performed below the National Assessment of Educational Progress (NAEP) proficient level in 2005.

  • In urban public schools that serve primarily low income and Latino or African American youth, 40%-60% of entering freshman do not graduate from high school.

Through City Year's Whole School Whole Child service model, you will serve in one school all day, for 10 months, as a tutor, mentor and role model to help improve student attendance, behavior and coursework in grades K-8 through:

  • Academic Support - providing in-school academic assistance, small group tutoring, and one-on-one tutoring to DC Public School students.
  • After-School Programming - leading after-school programs that include an hour of tutoring and homework help, followed by an hour of enrichment activities focused on topics such as drama, music and community service.
  • Positive School Climate - creating a positive and welcoming environment by implementing lunch and recess enrichment clubs, organizing school-wide assemblies and service days, and engaging parents through workshops, student showcases, and newsletters.

Here at CYDC 69% of K-3rd grade students tutored by corps members improved at least one level on the DIBELS literacy assessment compared with 39% of students in the same schools who were not tutored by corps members. City Year DC serves in seven DCPS elementary schools. Our teams serve at

  • Browne Education Campus
  • Ferebee-Hope ES
  • Francis-Stevens Educational Campus
  • Malcolm X ES
  • Simon ES
  • Stanton ES
  • Turner @ Green ES

We will be spotlighting each WSWC team to learn more about the corps members and the great work they are doing in their schools throughout the year!

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