We are closing the Gap in middle school performance, high school graduation and post-secondary enrollment.

 
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OF STUDENTS MASTERED 21ST CENTURY SKILLS IN THE 2015-16 SCHOOL YEAR
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GRADUATE FROM HIGH SCHOOL COMPARED TO 59% OF MATCHED PEERS
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In the 2016 academic year we served 4,593 students at 30 campuses across the country. 

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4 Campuses
706 Students
120 Apprenticeships
87% Attendance Rate

On the Smarter Balanced state assessment, 6th grade students at Renaissance Academy almost doubled - 36% to 64% - the percent of students who met or exceeded the standard in ELA, their Citizen Schools academic focus area.

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5 Campuses
477 Students
45 Apprenticeships
89% Attendance Rate

At Citizen Schools Illinois partner school, Chase Elementary, students nearly doubled national typical growth seen in one school year in their academic focus area of Reading last school year.
 

7 Campuses
1,531 Students
262 Apprenticeships
95% Attendance Rate

Citizen Schools Alumni in Massachusetts are 30% more likely to earn a postsecondary degree or certificate in a STEM field.


 

 
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6 Campuses
1,130 Students
197 Apprenticeships
87% Attendance Rate

In partnership with the Urban Assembly Unison School, students increased their proficiency rate by 15 percentage points in the Citizen Schools Academic Focus Area of ELA compared to an increase of 6.9 percentage points seen in those same grade levels citywide.

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5 Campuses
509 Students
105 Apprenticeships
90% Attendance Rate

Students who participated in Citizen Schools at Martin Luther King Middle School outperformed national growth averages on the Measures of Academic Progress exam by seven percentage points in English Language Arts.

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3 Campuses
240 Students
59 Apprenticeships
88% Attendance Rate

In the Citizen Schools' academic focus area of Reading, at the end of the school year, 50% more sixth graders at Patrick Henry Middle School were reading at grade level.

 

Our supporters expand opportunities for our students with the gift of time, resources and advocacy. Read highlights from a few of our many champions:

Citizen Schools is working at the local, state and national level to promote programs and policies that impact students throughout the country.

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US2020

Citizen Schools' US2020 initiative, which was launched in 2013 in collaboration with the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, reached more than 15,000 students in ten cities through our local and national partners.

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STEM Education

In August, US2020 hosted the second annual STEM Symposium at the White House. The symposium, sponsored by Chevron and Tata Consultancy Services, highlighted best practices in innovative public-private partnerships that have the ability to scale.

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State & Federal Advocacy

In collaboration with Akin Gump and our coalition partners, Citizen Schools advocated for state and federal policies that support national service, promote expanded learning time, and raise awareness for the importance of the middle school years.

Since our partnership began in 2002, nearly 1,800 Citizen Schools AmeriCorps members have served 3.6 million hours to help close the opportunity gap in our nation's schools for nearly 40,000 students.

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Pairing adolescents with expert volunteers from the community is making an impact. Help us spread the word: