Notes From The Field

The CEO's Blog

Schools Out for Summer

It’s hard to believe another school year has come to an end. For us at Citizen Schools, the 2015-2016 academic year was incredibly busy—filled with exciting moments, tremendous accomplishments, amazing people and incredible opportunities for our students. We celebrated innovation and opportunity at our Illinois and Massachusetts galas—for more than two decades Citizen Schools has…

Becoming the Change We Want to See in the World

By Emily McCann, CEO Gandhi said that we should be the change that we want to see in the world. That ideology resonates with Amaya Ayon-Zarate, a 6th grader from San Jose, CA, who created a prosthetic for animals after seeing a video about a disabled dog. Amaya participated in a 3D Printing Apprenticeship led…

When Kids Believe, They Become

Belief is the foundation of our model at Citizen Schools—when kids believe, they become. We help young people envision what is possible and set them on a path to achieve it through our unique blend of academic support and inspirational apprenticeships. Our goal is to close the opportunity gap that exists for many students in…