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Citizen Schools Recognized by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics

Citizen Schools is pleased to announce it has been recognized as one of America’s Bright Spots in Hispanic Education by the White House Initiative on Educational Excellence for Hispanics for its commitment to educating Hispanic students, narrowing the achievement gap they face and strengthening the communities in which they live. Citizen Schools currently serves 5,000…

Building a Community of Engineers

Ever since he was young, Sanjay Kadiwala, an engineer with Motorola in Chicago, has understood the value of service. In the fourth grade, he received the Justin Wynn Award and membership into their Leadership Academy, a selective program that gives elementary and middle school students in his hometown of Evanston, Illinois opportunities to volunteer in…

Citizen Schools Applauds Sen. Elizabeth Warren for Passing of New Federal Education Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON, Mass—December 9, 2015— Citizen Schools, which partners with public schools to provide academic support and hands-on learning for middle school students in high-need communities in seven states, applauds U.S. Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) for her efforts to pass the Every Student Succeeds Act, which rewrites No Child Left Behind. The legislation, approved by the Senate…

Citizen Schools Applauds Passing of New Federal Education Act

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BOSTON, Mass—December 9, 2015—U.S. Senate passage of the Every Student Succeeds Act, which rewrites No Child Left Behind, provides a new opportunity to improve education in America through greater adoption of expanded learning time in public schools, says Steven M. Rothstein, chief executive of Citizen Schools which partners with public schools to provide academic support and…

A Toolkit for Change – Meet in the Middle: Expanded Learning Summit

Over six months ago, 250 guests from 11 states and 16 cities nationwide came together for Meet in the Middle: Expanded Learning Summit where we laid out an important mission — make expanded learning opportunities the new normal for all students, especially during the critical middle school years. Some KEY TAKEAWAYS include: High-quality expanded learning…

Citizen Schools Texas Participates in Houston’s Fifth Annual Energy Day Festival

Houston, TX – A check of the calendar showed it was a Saturday, but for nearly one hundred Citizen Schools’ Houston students, school was in session – and they couldn’t have been more excited. Because on this day, the tables were turned and they were the ones teaching!  That was the experience for 90 Jackson…