Changing life trajectories

We have evidence: students who participate in Citizen Schools are more engaged and successful in schools than their peers–even years after the program

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  • In 2013-2014, 85% of Citizen Schools students were eligible for free or reduced price lunch.
  • 95% of students identified as Latino or African American.
  • Over 33% of participants spoke a primary language other than English at home.


  • Our internal Program Scorecard defines key outcomes and indicators and enables us to track progress toward goals.
  • Our online database tracks dosage and outcomes, allowing staff to identify areas of strength and concern in real time and adjust their practice.
  • Abt Associates is engaged in a multi-year evaluation of schools that adopt Expanded Learning Time in partnership with Citizen Schools, compared with other schools in the same districts. Read our first-year report here.