Citizen Schools helps struggling middle schools re-imagine the learning day to meet the demands of high school, college, and the global economy. This fall, we are launching the design phase of a 2 year pilot to build and test a new scalable approach to delivering a new, scalable, approach to delivering our apprenticeships. Our vision for this new offering is to build the capacity of teachers, schools, parents and volunteers to partner in bringing learning to life by integrating our apprenticeships into the traditional school day classroom for students in grades 5 through 9.
We are excited to announce that Citizen Schools California has welcomed four new members to the team this summer! Their experience and passion for helping others will provide invaluable support to CSCA as we continue our mission to close the opportunity gap in the Bay Area.
This past week, I had the opportunity to sit with a group of rising Boston 9th grader girls, who were both graduates of our 8th Grade Academy program and summer interns at Citizen Schools. We gathered to talk about their experience with us and the ways in which Citizen Schools is – and isn’t yet – fulfilling its promise to help middle school students launch confidently into their high school years.