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City Year locations 25 U.S. Locations Baton Rouge Boston Chicago Cleveland Columbia Baton Rouge Columbus Denver Boston Detroit Chicago Jacksonville Little Rock/N. Little Rock Cleveland Los Angeles Columbia Miami Columbus Milwaukee

New Hampshire New Orleans New York City Orlando Greater Philadelphia New Hampshire Rhode Island Sacramento New Orleans San Antonio New York City San JosĂŠ/Silicon Valley International Affiliates Seattle/King County Orlando Johannesburg, South Africa Tulsa Greater Philadelphia London and Birmingham, England Washington, DC

25 U.S. Locations

Denver Detroit Jacksonville Little Rock/N. Little Rock Los Angeles Miami Milwaukee


Providence Sacramento San Antonio San JosĂŠ/Silicon Valley Seattle/King County Tulsa Washington, DC

International Affiliates Johannesburg, South Africa Birmingham and London, United Kingdom



very day, City Year AmeriCorps members are demonstrating that national service is a powerful way to support students, teachers and schools. City Year is fully focused on dramatically improving America’s high school graduation pipeline by bringing muchneeded people power – idealistic, highly motivated young adults in national service – to our nation’s highest-need urban schools. Our City Year AmeriCorps members are providing solutions that work for our country’s urban schools, including championing early warning indicator and intervention systems, investing in student social-emotional development, helping to differentiate instruction for each student in a classroom, and expanding the learning day. Through our Whole School, Whole Child service model, trained, committed City Year AmeriCorps members serve as full-time tutors, mentors and role models throughout the school year, in urban elementary, middle

and high schools where often a majority of students need extra support. The City Year corps – 2,500 strong in the 2012-2013 school year – provides one-on-one support for students, supports teachers in their classrooms, and leads before and after-school programs and schoolwide initiatives to improve student academic achievement and school culture. We are pleased, in our 2013 annual report, to highlight the exciting role that national service can play to help keep students in school and on track to graduation, to profile some of the people and champions at the heart of City Year, and to recognize and thank the generous donors, dedicated sponsors, and committed public education and AmeriCorps partners who make our work possible. We are deeply grateful to everyone who enables City Year to harness the idealism and energy of dedicated young adults to help students and schools succeed.


Michael Brown, CEO & Co-Founder

Jim Balfanz, President

Jonathan Lavine, Chair, Board of Trustees



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Education researchers have identified a number of evidence-based strategies that are getting positive results for students attending high-poverty schools. In schools across the country, City Year is providing the critically needed, additional people power to effectively implement these practices. In the following pages, we describe several of the proven practices that City Year AmeriCorps members deliver during their year of full-time service in nearly 250 of America’s highest-need schools. Through City Year’s school-based service model, Whole School Whole Child, committed City Year AmeriCorps members serve as tutors, mentors, and role models throughout the school year, in urban elementary, middle and high schools where often a majority of students need extra support. Every corps member receives more than 300 hours of professional training on topics including, data-informed instructional planning, intervention strategies for math and literacy, and effective coaching and mentoring. As near-peers, younger than teachers but older than students, corps members are uniquely positioned to form a strong bond with students to help them succeed. Across the country, City Year’s young people— through their year-long commitment to full-time national service—are helping to transform some of our most troubled schools, at a fraction of the cost of other solutions.



EARLY WARNING INDICATOR AND INTERVENTION SYSTEMS Research indicates that three early warning indicators—poor Attendance, poor Behavior, and Course failure in English or math – the ABCs – are valid predictors of whether or not a student will drop out of school. If a sixth grader in a high-poverty school has even one of these indicators, he or she has less than a 20 percent chance of graduating from high school on time. Early Warning Indicator and Intervention Systems (EWS) centralize data in a single location so that educators can frequently review this data, determine what interventions are needed to meet each student’s unique needs, and monitor the interventions’ effectiveness. Absence of enough people power in schools can often stand in the way of effective use of EWS, but City Year AmeriCorps members help make EWS possible. Corps members partner with teachers and administrators to identify students with an earlywarning indicator pointing to a need for extra attention, then work together to ensure that the right students receive the right supports at the right time. For chronically absent students, for example, corps members aim to uncover issues at the root of a student’s absences and help to put the proper supports in place to improve his or her attendance, whether it’s providing a wake-up call or helping to coordinate a ride to school. City Year corps members implement the research-based Response to Intervention framework (RTI) to provide student supports. The RTI framework includes three tiers of support: Tier 1 – school-wide supports, Tier 2 – targeted extra help for struggling students and Tier 3 – intensive interventions for the most at-risk students. Using the RTI framework, City Year teams provide school-wide (Tier 1) supports as well as collaborate with educators at the beginning of the school year to analyze early warning indicator data to determine a “focus list” of up to 20 students per City Year AmeriCorps member who require evidence-based, individualized interventions to achieve their full potential (Tier 2 supports).


THE RESEARCH: Why National Service is Needed to Implement EWS and RTI systems: According to a 2010 survey by the American Association of School Administrators, 81% of school leaders report lacking the trained, dedicated individuals needed to consistently and effectively implement RTI systems.

EWS in Action at City Year At Clinton Middle School in the Los Angeles Unified School District, a Diplomas Now partnership school, an EWS team of teachers, counselors, and City Year and Communities in Schools personnel monitor students’ progress at least every two weeks. Together they have generated impressive outcomes: the school improved substantially on California’s Academic Performance Indicator Scale and significantly decreased the number of students exhibiting an early warning indicator.​


EXPANDED LEARNING TIME Research has shown that consistent participation in high-quality expanded learning programs can help close the achievement gap that divides low-income students from their more affluent peers. Ideal extended learning time activities build upon, clarify, and explore topics covered in class, giving students the opportunity to go deeper with materials and unearth any problem areas that prevent them from moving forward. The challenge is that many schools and school districts lack the financial and staffing resources to run robust expanded learning programs. City Year provides schools with additional capacity to run expanded learning activities, at a low cost. As a consistent presence in the classroom, City Year AmeriCorps members are familiar with the curriculum and are already helping teachers provide extra support to students who need it. In addition, corps members commit hours before and after school providing one-on-one tutoring, ensuring that students are grasping key concepts. They also plan and lead enrichment activities, such as science club, improvisation groups and sports activities, that can reinforce daily lessons and help students connect to school in rich, meaningful ways.


THE RESEARCH: Why Expanded Learning Time Matters “Both research and practice indicate that adding time to the school schedule can have a meaningfully positive impact on student achievement and, indeed, upon a child’s entire educational experience.” – The National Center on Time and Learning

Expanded Learning Time in Action at City Year In 2013 City Year San José corps members serving in the Alum Rock School district worked to expand the learning day for the sixth grade in two highneed middle schools. Corps members made it possible for schools to extend the day by three hours, from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. – the equivalent of increasing the number of school days by 90 days or 50%. In less than a year, the percentage of 6th graders in these two schools who achieved the proficiency/advanced level of English Language Arts increased from 13% to 36%.


DIFFERENTIATED INSTRUCTION Research clearly demonstrates that individualized learning opportunities help fuel student success. But the way America’s schools are organized hasn’t always kept pace with what research has shown about how students learn. When public schools were designed a century ago, they were expected to provide extra support to 15 percent of students. But in an average high-poverty school today, as many as half or more students require more than a strong lesson every day. City Year calls the gap between what students need and what schools were designed to provide, the implementation gap. Given the current structure of most of the nation’s urban schools, it is very difficult to meet—even for the most experienced, most dedicated, most talented teacher—the individualized learning needs of every student in their class. City Year AmeriCorps members help bridge the gap: helping schools provide additional individualized attention to students. Because corps members are a constant presence throughout the school day, they can provide a variety of supports: one-on-one tutoring and helping to facilitate small group work during class time, and reinforcing key concepts before and after school, or during lunch. This individualized attention benefits not only students who might be struggling, but also the entire class, because it allows a teacher more flexibility; a teacher can instruct at a pace that’s comfortable for the majority of students and differentiate instruction for students who are either more advanced or in danger of falling behind.


Differentiated Instruction in Action at City Year “Students have such a range of skills and abilities that it is imperative that teachers differentiate their instruction to meet the students where they are. Having a City Year corps member in the classroom makes this so much more possible. The teacher can plan small group instruction and know that Travis Holloway @THolloway_CY 24m can the City Year can help manage and instruct one of the groups, or the City Year corps member Mostdoing kids who drop out work think while they have no other option. manage the whole class independent the teacher conferences with students oneI help There them find one. #makebetterhappen on-one at his or her desk. are many ways to differentiate but having another adult in the room makes it so much more doable and successful.” – Sean Shirley-Davidson 11 Head of Middle School, Neighborhood House Charter School, Boston, MA

SOCIAL-EMOTIONAL DEVELOPMENT Research demonstrates that social-emotional development, the process of developing self-management and interpersonal skills in the context of safe, well-managed and engaging environments, is an important contributor to student success. Not only does a systemic focus on social-emotional development better prepare individual students to meet their academic goals, but it also helps transform the whole school by promoting school-wide cultural norms and standards related to student responsibility and efficacy, and interactions between peers, students and adults. In school climates with trust, respect and support, students are much more likely to connect with the adults in the building and their school as a community. This is particularly important because the student-school connection leads to engagement on many levels. For example, students are more likely to work hard and to be involved with positive activities inside and outside of school time if they feel strongly connected to school. City Year AmeriCorps members contribute to the creation of a safe, positive learning environment where students feel connected to school and can focus their energy on their academic goals. Corps members, who conduct school-wide climate and culture activities and mentor students, are relatively close in age to students and are a constant presence before, during and after school. Because of this, corps members are able to relate to students in a way that’s different from teachers. The rich, trusting relationships corps members forge with students they mentor encourages students to share openly, which can help corps members uncover the root of a student’s struggles and help to explain disruptive or distracted behavior. Corps members communicate this insight to teachers and administrators, making for a more fully informed school community that can address students’ individual needs.


THE RESEARCH: Why Social-Emotional Development Matters

Social-Emotional Development in Action at City Year:

“A growing body of research shows that socialemotional learning is an important part of student development. It facilitates academic growth, positive school climate, and caring communities, and prepares students to become responsible citizens.”

A comparison field study—conducted by Brett Consulting Group—of behavior, climate and culture activities in 31 City Year schools found significant positive differences in the impact of City Year AmeriCorps members on school climate. In test schools, teachers gave corps members significantly higher assessments related to improving: overall student focus and order in the classroom; reducing the number of conflicts between students; and improving student focus and readiness at the start of day.

– Yael Kidron, Ph.D. and David Osher, Ph.D., American Institutes for Research


DIPLOMAS NOW ATTENDANCE Cardozo High School in Washington, DC had the highest student attendance increase of any public high school in the district, improving its overall attendance rate by 20 percentage points from the prior school year.

PERCENTAGE POINT INCREASE REPEATING THE NINTH GRADE South High School in Columbus, OH increased the number of students matriculating to the 10th grade by 32 percentage points and reduced the number of students repeating ninth grade by 93%.

MATH PROFICIENCY Rhodes Middle School had the highest math proficiency rate of all San Antonio Independent School District middle schools for the 2012-13 school year.


Diplomas Now is an innovative school turnaround model that unites three nonprofit organizations – City Year, Communities In Schools and Talent Development – to work with the nation’s most challenged middle and high schools. Diplomas Now partners with the school community so each student at risk has the support of caring adults, and those adults have the tools to improve student success. An early warning system identifies struggling students, and the Diplomas Now team creates a plan for each student. Working with administrators and teachers, Talent Development Secondary organizes and supports schools to strengthen achievement and engagement while providing curriculum, teacher coaching and student support. City Year AmeriCorps members implement the Whole School, Whole Child service model. They welcome students to school (and call students when they don’t show up), provide tutoring in math and English, and celebrate positive behavior. After school, City Year provides homework help and engages students in service and enrichment programs. For the neediest students, Communities In Schools provides case management and connects them with community resources, such as counseling, health care, housing, food and clothing.

Investing in Innovation (i3) Grant In August 2010, the U.S. Department of Education awarded Diplomas Now a $30 million Investing in Innovation (i3) Validation Grant. Diplomas Now was the only secondary school-focused turnaround model with national reach to receive an i3 award. As a result of the grant, Diplomas Now has recruited 62 schools to participate in a rigorous third-party randomized control study of the model. Thirty-two of these schools are implementing the Diplomas Now model, while 30 schools are participating in the study as control schools. The PepsiCo Foundation, the founding investor of Diplomas Now, generously provided the $6 million match funds required by the Department of Education for the i3 grant to be formally awarded.

During the 2012-2013 school year, Diplomas Now was being implemented in 12 cities: Baton Rouge Boston Chicago Columbus Detroit Los Angeles Miami New York City Philadelphia Seattle San Antonio Washington, DC

In March of 2013, Broadmoor Middle School, a Diplomas Now school in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, was featured on PBS NewsHour as part of the American Graduate series. Said principal Denise Charbonnet: "We have lowered our suspension rate from 50 percent to 15 percent, which is below the national average. We have lowered the failure rate to 7 percent and improved attendance for each and every grade level."



Rashid Perkins City Year AmeriCorps Member City Year New York

On a typical school day, Rashid Perkins rises well before dawn. He’s out of bed at 5 a.m., early enough to make the hour-and-a-half commute from his home in Jamaica, Queens to Public School 75, an elementary school in the South Bronx. After a full day in the classroom, Rashid stays to help run programming in the afterschool program at P.S. 75. By the time he arrives home at 8:30 p.m., he’s been going full-steam for 15 hours. The most amazing thing about Rashid’s exhausting day? After a year of committing himself to this demanding schedule he signed up to do it again. Rashid is a second year City Year AmeriCorps member, spending his second year serving at a school in the Hunt’s Point neighborhood (last year he served at M.S. 434, a middle school down the block from P.S. 75). “The kids are what really excites me and keeps me up and going,” he said. A New York City native, Rashid came home to work with students in 2012 after graduating from Hobart and


William Smith College in upstate New York. Growing up in a working-class neighborhood in Queens, Rashid thinks his life could have gone in a different direction without a few critical opportunities. When he was seven years old, he first participated in the Fresh Air Fund, an organization that provides city kids with opportunities to experience nature through home stays with families in rural settings. Each summer, all the way through high school, Rashid spent a few weeks with a host family in Massachusetts. The open space and tranquility there engaged his imagination and sparked a desire to learn and explore. The summer became his motivation to stay on track in school during the year. “When I was in high school, I had this moment where I realized a lot of my friends weren’t even thinking about college. The Fresh Air Fund was my outlet,” he said. “With the kids I work with now, I can talk to them about those outlets that they can find to truly succeed.”

That ability to relate based on personal experience has helped Rashid forge connections with students at P.S. 75.

“We just practiced, practiced, practiced. It really made me feel amazing inside, thinking that something I’m doing is making a measurable difference.”

Median household income in the neighborhood around the school was just $21,562 in 2012, making it the poorest district in the city according to an annual survey of New York neighborhoods conducted by New York University. And 2013 state test results showed that students at P.S. 75 ranked well below state averages in reading and math.

Rashid has long been interested in a teaching career, and City Year has provided the opportunity to build his confidence in the classroom and hone his skills.

Though the need is high, Rashid says he can see the impact of his efforts on a daily basis. A breakthrough with a student named Michael helped Rashid see how

When his service as a City Year AmeriCorps member ends next spring, Rashid is considering graduate school or Teach For America as opportunities to continue in the field of education. For those corps members who follow in his footsteps, he has some insightful advice. “You go through a lot of trials, but at the end of the day you realize that you did something positive and touched

“We just practiced, practiced, practiced. It really made me feel amazing inside, thinking that something I’m doing is making a measurable difference.” he could make positive change in a student’s life. Michael struggled in language arts, with a reading level several grades below his peer group. Through persistent tutoring, Rashid worked with Michael to build his vocabulary and improve his writing skills.

somebody,” he said. “It’s your year. It’s going to be a challenging year, but you can make it one of the best years of your life.”

They compiled lists of words Michael struggled to understand and, together, researched their meanings. When Michael struggled with writing assignments, Rashid engaged him in narration exercises to organize his thoughts, transitioning to the written word once Michael felt more confident. Rashid remembers clearly the day when he helped Michael – who initially resisted composing a single paragraph – complete a five-paragraph essay during his English period.

Rashid Perkins The kids I work with every day have potential. I help them believe they can achieve it. #makebetterhappen


In School and On Track:

A Plan for Transformational Impact

July 30, 2012

In 2013, at City Year's In School and On Track National Leadership Summit, we released our Plan for Transformational Impact, our prospectus, which provides a detailed analysis of the national graduation crisis, City Year's Long Term Impact plan to help students and schools succeed, the capacities the organization is building to achieve our impact and scale goals, and the philanthropic capital we seek to attract to support this work. For more information on City Year's Plan for Transformational Impact or its 25th Anniversary Campaign, please contact Allison Graff Weisner, Chief Development and Alumni Officer, at


Students who reach 10th grade with their peers are

four times more

likely to graduate.

City Year’s

Long-Term Impact strategy is a ten-year plan to nearly double the number of students who reach tenth grade on track and on time in the schools we serve

By 2023:


of the students in the schools City Year serves will reach 10th grade on track and on time

We will Serve

We will serve in the cities that account for

of the off-track students in City Year communities

of the nation’s urban dropouts



At full scale, City Year will reach nearly 800,000 students every day in more than 1,100 schools.



David Jones CITY YEAR Americorps Alum and Boston Public School Teacher

On a recent Tuesday afternoon, David Jones reflected on his experiences first as City Year AmeriCorps member and now as a teacher. David is a City Year alum and a teacher at Young Achievers Academy in the Mattapan Neighborhood of Boston. City Year Boston currently serves at Young Achievers, so David is now working alongside corps members every day.

University of Kansas, many of his friends and peers struggled with a deficit of support and opportunity.

The second-year teacher works intentionally to build a culture of mutual respect among the sixth, seventh and eighth grader students in his history classes. Jones’ sense of purpose and calm presence are clear: “I haven’t had a lot of issues with behavior from my kids, and I think that’s in part because they respect me as a person, and they respect the work that I’m doing with them,” Jones said. David grew up in Kansas City, Kansas and attended an elementary school where a majority of his peers were, like him, students of color. When he was admitted to a college prep magnet school for high school, he began to grasp the scope of the inequity of opportunity in his own community. As David joined a culture with an intense focus on academic success and carved out a path toward the


“My school was focused more on college prep. It had less of the problems that you would deal with in the city’s struggling schools,” Jones said. “I had friends who were going to those schools, and I was able to see firsthand the divergent trajectories of achievement between those two groups.” At KU, David studied political science, spurred on by an interest in the experiences of his community in Kansas City. He landed a summer internship in his Congressman’s office in Washington D.C. after his junior

David Jones City Year trains you to think about what can be done to address issues, and not just accept the status quo. #makebetterhappen

year in college, where he worked on legislation related to the Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIP). That program provides health care to low income children, often through services delivered in schools. The experience brought him into contact with children in Washington-area schools and further brought to life the inequality in our country’s education system. After graduation, David took the advice of his aunt, a City Year alumna, and applied to be a corps member. He travelled to Boston, where he spent a year working with students at Jeremiah E. Burke High School in Dorchester. The experience was a challenge. In addition to adjusting to life in a new city, David sought to help his

master’s degree in education and build experience as a classroom teacher. Now in his second year teaching social studies at Young Achievers Academy, David has further developed his skills and his goals for the future. He’s working now with a group of other African American male teachers to establish a summer camp program for young men of color in the Boston area. The camp would help participants build confidence and life skills, while also teaching them to work together and develop the leadership skills within their peer group to help all succeed. “I guess the camp is like my baby. If I had had an experience like that as a young person, I think it would have given me opportunities to know people with other

“The work that I was doing at the Burke really inspired me. It gave me direction for what I wanted to do next,” he said. students live up to the high expectations they held for themselves. Despite the challenges, David said his City Year corps year helped galvanize his interest in teaching, while providing the skills and experiences – organization, working on a diverse team, managing tasks from beginning to end – required in his profession.

tastes, other ways of being. Maybe my freshman year in college wouldn’t have been the culture shock that it was,” David said. “The camp is also, I think, a spin-off of what City Year provided me: idealism and social entrepreneurship. City Year trains you to always think about what can be done to address issues, and not just accept the status quo.”

“The work that I was doing at the Burke really inspired me. It gave me direction for what I wanted to do next,” he said. After completing a year of service at the Burke, David was admitted to the Boston Teachers Residency, which provided him the opportunity to earn his




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city year is taking on some of the toughest work in education, including turning around the lowest-performing schools and ensuring that every student in this country is on the path to lifelong success.

These challenging efforts require all of us to play a part – from teachers, administrators, and counselors; to business leaders; philanthropies; and community members. Those who serve can fill the gap by providing services to schools and communities who need additional resources the most and by giving critical support in ways that no one else can.

when you partner with communities and with schools to serve our country’s children, you are creating opportunities for thousands of students to pursue their dreams.


Arne Duncan U.S. Secretary of Education City Year’s 2013 In School and On Track National Leadership Summit



Alberto Carvalho Superintendent Miami-Dade County Public Schools

How does the partnership between City Year and Alberto Carvalho was appointed the Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools improve student Miami-Dade County Public Schools, the fourth largest achievement, and help school district in the district achieve its the United States, goals? in 2008. City Year began its service City Year plays an in Miami that same integral part in increasing year. A nationally student achievement recognized expert here in Miami-Dade. on school reform Corps members are the and finance, freedom fighters that Superintendent meet our students before Carvalho won the the first bell, they’re the Broad Prize for last hug students get Urban Education after the last bell, and in 2012, and was in between, they are named the National helping miracles happen Superintendent in classrooms. They of the Year in are the most masterful February 2014, curriculum interventionists among several other alberto carvalho delivered the keynote address at city year’s I’ve ever met. When I talk national leadership summit in 2013. awards. about improvements in A native of Lisbon, Portugal, Carvalho immigrated to the United States after high school, and initially worked as a dishwasher in New York City to earn a living. “Education saved me; it’s made me who I am,” Carvalho says. “If you have any doubt that this is still the nation of opportunity, the nation of innovation, look at me. And as you look at me, look at 360,000 children in Miami-Dade – a reflection of the new America – who are looking for that same opportunity.”


graduation rates, when I talk about proficiency in reading, math, and science improvements, I credit a lot of these good things to teachers and those who support them – that includes City Year AmeriCorps members.

So many students face serious obstacles before they even get to school. What role do you think City Year plays in helping students overcome these obstacles? It’s my fundamental belief that the classroom is a place of learning, but the reality is that not every child arrives to school with the same readiness to learn: they arrive with varying degrees of readiness, with varying degrees of proficiency, and most often facing incredible challenges from a social perspective. Corps members help to level the playing field. They boost opportunity. They bring hope. They bring energy. They bring compassion. They bring skill. They bring will. And, above all, they bring a belief that every single child can actually succeed if they’re just given the intellectual hug they all deserve. What do you think the relationship is between opportunity and achievement? Opportunity gaps lead to achievement gaps and achievement gaps invariably lead to social and economic gaps that persist over a lifetime. It’s a vicious cycle that ensures a slave-like poverty element that is generational in many communities across America. If you do not have access to a great teacher, to a great leader, to a great school, to a great support system, to a great mentor, to a great tutor: that’s an opportunity gap. Our ability as educators, our ability as caring people in the private sector, our ability as government, our ability as teachers to ensure that we invest and intervene in that cycle is critically important. I believe City Year corps members, the red jackets, the freedom fighters of our generation, the builders of democracy, the cogs of inspiration and motivation stand as an enabler of opportunity. Why is City Year a worthwhile investment for school district leaders and others? I’m inspired by City Year because your approach is research-based. You know what works, you invest, you replicate it, and you scale it up. We invested in 80 corps members during the first year, 100 or so corps members in the second year, and now we have 200 corps members in 17 schools, including nine schools that were once in line to be shut down by the state for poor performance. The fact that City Year is working so well for thousands of kids here in Miami-Dade, should inform the rest of the nation and continue to inform the practice here in our community. It’s a best practice that must be scaled up and amplified across the nation.



graduation rate

80% graduation rate

In September 2008, the state

of Florida had decided to close nine Miami high schools for poor performance. The list included Edison Senior High School, which five years ago, had a graduation rate of just 45% and was considered to be one of the lowest performing and most dangerous high schools in the entire country. Superintendent Carvalho and his team took several actions, including partnering with City Year Miami. In just one year, Edison moved from an F-rated school to a C, and today is an A-rated school with an 80% graduation rate. Every one of the other eight schools – which also partnered with City Year Miami – also improved from an F to an A or B.

This Q+A is excerpted from Superintendent Carvalho’s remarks at City Year’s 2013 National Leadership Summit and from an interview provided for City Year’s ‘Blueprint’ video.



City Year locations 25 U.S. Locations Baton Rouge Boston Chicago Cleveland Columbia Columbus Denver Detroit Jacksonville Little Rock/N. Little Rock Los Angeles Miami Milwaukee

New Hampshire New Orleans New York City Orlando Greater Philadelphia Rhode Island Sacramento San Antonio San José/Silicon Valley Seattle/King County Tulsa Washington, DC

Baton Rouge East Baton Rouge Parish School Board –D  r. Bernard Taylor, Jr. Superintendent

Denver Denver Public Schools Johannesburg, South Africa London and Birmingham, England –T  om Boasberg Superintendent International Affiliates

Boston Boston Public Schools –D  r. Carol R. Johnson Superintendent Chicago Chicago Public Schools –B  arbara Byrd Bennett Chief Executive Officer for Chicago Public Schools Cleveland Cleveland Metropolitan School District –E  ric S. Gordon Chief Executive Officer of Cleveland Metropolitan School District Columbia Richland County School District One –P  ercy A. Mack, Ph.D Superintendent Lexington School District Four –D  r. Linda G. Lavender Superintendent Columbus Columbus City Schools – Dr. Gene T. Harris Superintendent/CEO, Columbus City Schools


Detroit Detroit Public Schools – J ohn Telford, Superintendent Harper Woods School District –T  odd Biederwolf, Superintendent River Rouge School District –D  arrick R. Coleman, Superintendent Taylor School District –D  iane Allen, Superintendent Educational Achievement Authority of the State of Michigan – J ohn Wm. Covington, Ed.D, Chancellor Jacksonville Duval County Public Schools –D  r. Nikolai P. Vitti Superintendent Little Rock/N. Little Rock Little Rock School District –D  r. Morris Holmes Superintendent

Los Angeles Los Angeles Unified School District –D  r. John E. Deasy Superintendent Partnership for Los Angeles Schools (PLAS) –M  arshall Tuck Chief Executive Officer of the Partnership for Los Angeles Schools Miami Miami-Dade County Public Schools – Alberto  M. Carvalho Superintendent Milwaukee Milwaukee Public Schools –D  r. Gregory E. Thornton Superintendent New Hampshire Manchester School District –D  r. Thomas J. Brennan Superintendent New Orleans First Line Charter Schools – J ay Altman Co-Founder and CEO

Sacramento Sacramento Unified School District – J onathon P. Raymond Superintendent San Antonio North East Independent School District –B  rian G. Gottardy, Ed.D Superintendent San Antonio Independent School District –D  r. Sylvester Perez Interim Superintendent San José/Silicon Valley Alum Rock Union Elementary School District –S  tephen Fiss Superintendent Seattle/King County Seattle Public Schools – J osé Banda Superintendent Washington, DC District of Columbia Public Schools –K  aya Henderson Chancellor of DC Public Schools

New York New York City Department of Education –D  ennis M. Walcott Chancellor Orlando Orange County Public Schools –B  arbara M. Jenkins Superintendent Greater Philadelphia Scholar Academies –L  ars Beck, CEO The School District of Philadelphia –W  illiam R. Hite, Jr., Ed.D Superintendent Universal Companies – J anis C. Butler, Ed.D EVP Education Mastery Charter Schools –S  cott Gordon Chief Executive Officer Providence Providence Public School District –S  usan F. Lusi, Ph.D. Superintendent



AnnMaura Connolly Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President, City Year President, Voices for National Service AnnMaura Connolly’s call to service began with her own year of service after graduating from the College of the Holy Cross, when she served with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in Southern California. AnnMaura has been a leader in the national service movement for more than 25 years. She has served in senior positions with Youth Service America and the Corporation for National Service. Today, AnnMaura is both Chief Strategy Officer and Executive Vice President of City Year—directing City Year’s public policy, public affairs, communications, and international work— and President of Voices for National Service—a coalition of hundreds of service organizations that work together to advance citizen service policy.

Why are you so dedicated to advancing national service? Since my experience as a Jesuit Volunteer, I have been committed to the idea that every person should have the opportunity to do a year of full-time service. National service gives you the opportunity to work with people of different backgrounds to get big things done and to change the lives of the people you serve. My year of service was a game changer for me. I served with St.


Anselm’s Immigrant and Refugee Center in Garden Grove, CA and worked with refugee families who were struggling to adapt to life in the United States. I lived with six other volunteers in a tiny house in the neighborhood we served. It was a tremendously challenging and exciting year, and when I finished, I knew I wanted others to have the same opportunity that I did. Today, I believe we need national service more than ever before. As a country, we are faced with increasingly difficult choices. How can we meet the growing need for services in a challenging economy? How can we improve the lives of people in our communities and help them thrive when we can barely afford to provide them with the basic services they need to survive? That’s where national service can make a huge difference – it is a cost-effective strategy for public problem solving that leverages the most powerful resource we have: the American people.

You were at the White House 20 years ago when President Clinton swore in the first class of AmeriCorps members. What did you imagine was possible then? What makes you optimistic about the future? That was an inspiring and thrilling moment—looking out at all the young people who had stepped forward and raised their hands to serve. I knew young people would respond to AmeriCorps, and indeed they have. I continue to be optimistic about the future of national service. At City Year, I see first-hand the results that national service can achieve. City Year AmeriCorps members are having a tremendous impact in some of the country’s highest-need schools. At the same time, through my work with Voices, I see great work happening on many different issues because of the power of national service.

What does Voices for National Service do? Though more than 830,000 young people have served in AmeriCorps so far, hundreds of thousands more want the opportunity to participate. And despite the surging demand, national service is often under threat. Voices for National Service, for which I am honored to serve as President, was born out of a collective effort to save AmeriCorps from devastating cuts in 2003. From there it has grown to be a powerful force for expanding national service. The coalition is led by a volunteer Steering Committee made up of leaders from state service commissions and national and local service programs, and together, we work to build the case for the federal investment in national service, educate our nation’s leaders and the American people about the tremendous value proposition that national service represents and honor and thank leaders who take action to grow national service. In 2009 we worked together as a field to help craft and build support for the Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, which put forth a plan to grow AmeriCorps to 250,000 members serving annually. We haven’t achieved that goal yet but we are confident that by working together, engaging decision makers and building the strongest possible case, we will not only achieve that goal but also our vision for one million people serving every year. Time and time again, members of congress, governors, mayors, and presidents who see young people serving their country–making a difference–agree that AmeriCorps and national service are worth investing in.

At City Year, one of your responsibilities is leadership of the organization’s international work. What inspires you about working to expand service overseas? My passion is that every young person–wherever they live–be asked and given the opportunity to serve. I have had the honor of working with committed leaders in South Africa and the United Kingdom to establish City Year affiliates in their countries. Those experiences have shown me that this idea that young people can change the world through a year of full-time national service is not uniquely American. The values that are the essence of City Year are universal. Young people across the world are resources just waiting to be tapped. They want to be part of creating a better future for their communities, their countries and the world.

Tell us about the ongoing role that President Clinton has played in expanding national service: President Clinton was the driving force behind AmeriCorps, and that has been the engine behind City Year’s expansion across the country. But many people don’t know that he is also the reason there is a City Year affiliate in South Africa and he has stayed involved over the years, often visiting on his regular trips to Johannesburg. Secretary Clinton and Chelsea have also been powerful advocates for national service and City Year. Secretary Clinton was a vocal champion for national service in the Senate and was the founding Co-Chair of City Year New York, and Chelsea has joined City Year New York for service days and their annual gala. In addition, Chelsea has made service a key focus for her work with the Clinton Foundation and founded the Day of Action program to help inspire communities across the country to expand service opportunities.



Established in 1993 by President Clinton, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is a federal agency that engages more than 5 million Americans in service through its core programs – Senior Corps, AmeriCorps, and the Social Innovation Fund – and leads President Obama’s national call to service initiative, United We Serve. As the nation’s largest grantmaker for service and volunteering, CNCS plays a critical role in strengthening America’s nonprofit sector and addressing our nation’s challenges through service. CNCS harnesses America’s most powerful resource – the energy and talents of our citizens – to solve problems. CNCS believes that everyone can make a difference and that all of us should try. From grade school through retirement, CNCS empowers Americans and fosters a lifetime of service. For more information, visit


STATE SERVICE COMMISSION PARTNERS State Service Commissions are governor-appointed Commissions that work with the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) to oversee the annual grant competition that awards funding to AmeriCorps programs such as City Year. These Commissions annually manage more than $250 million in federal national service grants, along with more than $100 million from local sources. Beyond grant stewardship, they determine social needs in their states, set policy and program priorities, provide training and assistance, support national days of service, and promote service and volunteering. Across the country, over 1,000 private citizens serve as commissioners, setting priorities for service and volunteerism, and acting as catalysts and ambassadors for service, creators of sustainable infrastructure for service and volunteerism, and developers of resources for the state. In 2013, City Year received AmeriCorps funding directly from: California Volunteers Serve DC: The Mayor’s Office on Service and Volunteerism Volunteer Florida Serve Illinois: Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service Volunteer Louisiana Louisiana Serve Commission Massachusetts Service Alliance Michigan Community Service Commission Nevada Volunteers: The Governor’s Commission on Service Volunteer NH New Yorkers Volunteer: New York Commission for National & Community Service Serve Ohio: Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism PennSERVE: The Governor’s Office of Citizen Service United Way Association of South Carolina OneStar Foundation



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The City Year red jacket is worn by idealistic youth serving in their communities through City Year international affiliates in South Africa and the United Kingdom. city year south africa The roots of City Year’s international work stem from the deep commitment to citizen service as a means of strengthening democracy shared by former Presidents Nelson Mandela and Bill Clinton. In 2002, City Year was invited to join a U.S. delegation attending the Civil Society Conference in South Africa at the request of President Clinton and Mandela, to speak to the powerful role young people in full-time service could play in helping to address pressing social problems. This conference ultimately led to the launch of the Clinton Democracy Fellows program, which brought rising young civic leaders from South Africa to Boston to learn from and build connections with national service leaders and social entrepreneurs in the United States, and then the founding of City Year South Africa in 2005. Since then, City Year South Africa has graduated more than 1,400 young service leaders and provided nearly a million hours of service to the children and families of Johannesburg. This year, more than 130 young South Africans proudly served in ten schools in Johannesburg and Soweto, providing afterschool programming and classroom support to primary and secondary students. For the second year in a row, President Bill Clinton returned to visit City Year South Africa with his daughter, Chelsea, as part of his annual trip to Africa with the Clinton Foundation. They joined a service day with City Year South Africa, where they helped repaint playground equipment, plant a new vegetable garden, and work with children in the after-school program at the Together Action Group. President Clinton and Chelsea’s visit was highlighted on the Clinton Foundation blog, and was the cover photo of the Clinton Foundation 2012 Annual Report.

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city year uk In 2010, City Year UK became our second international affiliate. City Year UK has quickly become a leader in education and national service. In 2013, 113 City Year UK corps members served in 12 schools across London, reaching more than 6,000 students regularly. Corps members also provided extra intensive help to more than 600 focus list pupils to improve behavior, literacy and numeracy. A teacher in one of City Year UK’s primary schools reports on the impact of the corps: “Just thinking about the table my corps member sits at with her target children, I know they’re a lot more focused because she is there. And students are producing a higher level of work, which I’m sure is almost a direct result of working with their corps member. It’s a massive improvement.” While continuing its growth in London, City Year UK was met with such widespread support and demand across the country that, in addition to its London site, City Year UK launched City Year Birmingham in September 2013 with 56 corps members serving in five teams, reaching a total of 4,372 students.



Einhorn FAMILY Charitable Trust Investors in the Expansion of City Year’s Whole School Whole Child Initiative

Since 2007, City Year has been honored to partner with the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust. In 2013, the Trust made a significant investment in City Year’s Long Term Impact strategy. Their multi-year gift, given at the highest level in City Year’s history, is catalyzing the organization’s ability to deepen its impact in more schools in more cities across the country. We spoke to Jennifer Hoos Rothberg, the Trust’s Executive Director about this recent investment. The Mission of the Einhorn Family Charitable Trust is to help people get along better. What does that mean and how is it reflected in the work of the Trust? The Trust’s vision is to build a more harmonious and civil society – a society in which the norm is for people to get along. Research shows that the best ways to help people get along better is by nurturing the development of necessary skills and behaviors such as empathy, kindness, cooperation, and respect, from the earliest stages of life through adulthood, for people to have the proclivity to proactively choose to engage positively and productively with those around them. To do this well, we need to provide the opportunities to regularly practice and develop these skills, and also ensure that the environments, such as one’s home and school, and primary relationships, such as with parents, teachers, and peers, are consistently positive and nurturing.


How is that mission and those priorities put into action through the grantmaking of the Trust? The Trust’s grantmaking philosophy emphasizes research-based programs that are developmentally appropriate and that integrate all three facets: relationships, environment, and experiences. In an educational context, we are looking for organizations that provide students with the opportunities to practice and develop these skills on a regular basis, integrated into the core curriculum and pedagogy, whereby everyone in the building becomes an active participant in establishing a caring community and positive school culture. When done well, students thrive in both learning and life. How does City Year fit into this philanthropic strategy? City Year is one of the best examples of incorporating these attributes – developing strong relationships, providing formative experiences, and creating a nurturing environment – and making sure they are mutually supportive of one another. City Year AmeriCorps members build supportive and trusting relationships with students, especially those who need it most. You can’t go into a City Year school and not feel that the environment has been transformed by the corps members’ presence. The environment is safe and nurturing, but also energetic, exciting, warm, and welcoming. Corps members not only model these positive behaviors, but actively provide students with experiences and opportunities to practice and develop their social and emotional skills on a daily basis, helping young people become their best selves.

City Year believes strongly in the power of young people to make a difference. How do you think young people can help solve some of our most intractable problems? Young people are the special sauce of City Year. Corps members bring an incredible sense of idealism with them into the classroom. We need this insurgence of energy and positivity, warmth and creativity in our schools – and no one is better at delivering that than idealistic millennials. The genuine, trusting relationships that corps members build with students and the tireless positivity that they bring into the school building: that’s the transformative power of City Year. Corps members are transforming these schools and we are confident City Year’s “human capital solution” will transform education. This is a perfect example of the power of young people making difference in the world.

opportunity to help City Year reach its transformative goals. The Trustees feel privileged to be able to provide resources that will help City Year achieve its innovative and ambitious plan to become a powerful, sustainable force for change in education. It is an ideal investment for the Trust.

Why does the Trust believe now is a good time to expand its investment in City Year? The Trust seeks to partner with organizations that are positioned for that next stage of growth and provide the resources to help them get there. We are proud to have partnered with City Year over the past several years of their journey. The organization has identified a rigorous growth plan, laying out what the next level of impact will look like, and with resources, are poised to get there. We recognized this as an unprecedented



Michael and Kim Ward The michael and kim ward foundation Michael J. Ward President, Chairman and CEO, CSX Corporation Trustee and Development Committee Chair, City Year Board of Trustees Board Member, City Year Jacksonville Kim Ward Chair, City Year Jacksonville Board Michael and Kim Ward are no strangers to hard work. A strong work ethic was common to their upbringings — Michael’s in Baltimore and Kim’s outside of Hershey, Pennsylvania. It was seeing that same commitment in City Year AmeriCorps members, along with the resulting impact, that inspired the Wards’ tremendous commitment to the organization. More recently, it was their own no-nonsense approach to a challenge that enabled them to found, fund and launch City Year Jacksonville in record time.

“My father told me, ‘You have to get a quality college education. But you’re going to have to pay for it, because I can’t,’” Michael remembers. He didn’t take the advice lightly. Michael worked summers at an asphalt company to cover his undergraduate tuition at the University of Maryland. Then, when Michael decided to apply to business school, Michael’s father said to him: “Try Harvard. See what happens.” And he handed Michael $25 dollars to cover the application fee. Harvard’s acceptance letter followed soon after, and Michael entered the program that fall. Work hard. Aim high. Get that degree. Decades later, Michael recognized these values among an enthusiastic crew of City Year AmeriCorps members when a CSX colleague brought him to a City Year event. “The absolute best gift you can possibly give someone is an education,” he says. “If you give someone an education, you not only enable them to change their life, you enable them to make a positive difference in the lives of people around them.” Michael helped nurture a partnership between City Year and the CSX Corporation, where he is now President, Chairman and CEO, which has grown over nearly two decades. CSX became a National Leadership Sponsor in 2003 and today sponsors 15 teams of City Year AmeriCorps members serving in high-need schools in every community where CSX operates. Three years ago, Michael introduced Kim to the organization at City Year’s National Leadership Summit in Washington, DC. Kim saw City Year in action, studied the numbers and understood the significant return


“I can’t go in and create the outcome, but I can be their biggest supporter, their biggest cheerleader.” on investment City Year communities were seeing. “We’re all about the numbers,” says Kim, who had an accomplished career in business before taking on duties for the Michael and Kim Ward Foundation fulltime. “And all the data was there.” Her only question was why City Year wasn’t operating in their adopted hometown. “We need to bring City Year to Jacksonville,” she said. And she committed herself and the couple’s foundation to making it happen. The Michael and Kim Ward Foundation supports educational opportunities for wounded veterans, aims to eradicate relationship violence through technology and education, and helps increase the graduation pipeline in urban schools through City Year. When it came to Kim’s promise to launch City Year Jacksonville, the result was unprecedented because of the Wards’ deep personal commitment. A process that normally takes two-and-half years was completed in less than six months.

founders of City Year Jacksonville. They invited the “founding team” in Jacksonville to their home at the end of the 2012-2013 school year and gave each of them a personalized yearbook. Michael offers corps members the same advice he gives to other young people. “I have found over the years that people who focus on the success of the organization versus their own personal success have a lot more personal success,” he says. “Surround yourself with great people, give them room to run and give them credit when they succeed.” As for the Wards’ future with City Year, they’re in it for the long haul. “It’s more than writing a check, establishing a group and then watching someone else do the hard work,” Kim says, speaking with admiration of the corps members she has come to know personally. “I can’t go in and create the outcome, but I can be their biggest supporter, their biggest cheerleader.”

The Wards’ enthusiasm for taking on a tough task is shared by employees at CSX who are known to show up for a City Year service day two hours early and stay well past the designated end time, whether they’re planting trees or refurbishing a school playground. That work ethic is the precise quality the Wards recognize, support and celebrate in the City Year AmeriCorps members they’ve come to know as

Michael Ward The absolutely best gift you can possibly give someone is an education. #makebetterhappen



Ben Walton AND Mike Johnston Co-Chairs, City Year Denver Board

Ben Walton Trustee, Walton Family Foundation Co-chair, City Year Denver Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston Senate District 33 Co-chair, City Year Denver Architect-philanthropist Ben Walton and Colorado State Senator Mike Johnston are galvanized by numbers — specifically, pinpointing where policy and investment yield real results. The City Year Denver co-chairs are national thought-leaders on education reform. Can you both talk a little bit about the challenges facing the Denver community and public schools? MJ: There’s a tremendous opportunity in Denver, which is one of the state’s fastest-growing and fastest-improving school districts. We’ve seen a real commitment to reform at the district level and an expansion of partnerships, with organizations like City Year that are leading the way. There’s real optimism that Denver could become the city that leads the country on reform and results for all kids. The challenge? We still face difficult problems and achievement gaps at the K-12 level and in college attainment. We’re struggling with the highest gaps in the country on college attainment for kids of color, and


we’re still seeing only 40-to-50-percent proficiency rates in subject areas at grade level. We have true clarity about where we need to improve. And we know it’s possible, with City Year demonstrating success in some of the toughest schools in the city. How did you first hear about City Year? What made you think that corps members might be one of the solutions that Denver schools could invest in? BW: City Year reached out knowing that my family’s foundation [the Walton Family Foundation] is very focused on early childhood education. The numbers City Year shared demonstrated an amazing impact across the board: academic success, increases in attendance and violence prevention. It was clear that the corps members had become part of the fabric of these schools. Although City Year’s mission is outside the focus of our foundation work, we connected the City Year team with people in three districts where our foundation was heavily involved — Milwaukee, Louisiana and Arkansas — and I was very excited by the idea of bringing City Year to Denver. In 2008, City Year presented at our mayor’s conference, and [then] Mayor John Hickenlooper expressed interest. Then I spearheaded the effort to launch City Year here in Denver.

Senator Johnston, what got you interested in education reform? Why did you decide to make it your defining issue? MJ: I’d been a student of the civil rights movement and felt like I’d missed the chance to be a part of this powerful movement in American history. And then the more you read, the more you research, the more you spend time in the community, you realize that while all of those former barriers to equality may have been lifted, what remains in our education system is a profound inequality and lack of access to opportunity. ben walton

Sixty years after Brown vs. Board of Education, I can predict with startling accuracy any kid’s likelihood of graduating college if I know three variables: income, zip code and race. The fact that those are still predictive in 2013 means there’s something deeply broken. I came to believe, like many folks, that K-12 education is the civil rights issue of our generation. What results are you seeing in Denver’s schools as a result of City Year’s engagement? BW: We’re in our third year in the schools here. Principals understand how to realize their relationships with corps members and how to integrate them into the classrooms so City Year’s impact can be maximized.

senator mike johnston (craig f. walker, the denver post)

Ben, you’re known as being a smart philanthropist who does his due diligence and studies every investment. What do you look for in an organization when you are considering investing? BW: City Year has outstanding leadership. The organization is results-driven and accountable to those results. You’re able to adapt to what you’re seeing in the numbers, which is something that really excited me. You also have the anecdotal, day-to-day impact that’s part of each corps member’s experience through the training and culture. Those are qualities you don’t see often in not-for-profit philanthropy, but it goes right to the core of City Year. That really drew me in.

MJ: Particularly in northeast Denver, we’ve placed corps members in what are historically some of the lowest-performing schools in the district and the state. With City Year’s involvement over the last two years, they are now some of the fastest-improving schools. You see results in the data. You’ll also see those results in the stories of the kids when they talk about their relationship with City Year AmeriCorps members who helped them through the separation of their parents or the incarceration of their mom. It’s not just the data that tells the story. Jeff Park [City Year Denver’s Executive Director] is the reason City Year Denver is as successful as it is. He has worked as a teacher and as a principal, has led charter schools and district schools, and knows how to generate success and outcomes in a school every day. He’s a force of nature.



David and Marion Mussafer city year champions

David Mussafer Founding Chair, City Year Boston Investment Community Breakfast Managing Partner, Advent International Board Member, City Year Boston Board (2004-2012) Marion Mussafer Founding development team leader, City Year London Founding Chair, City Year Boston Seven Generations Board At the center of City Year’s culture is a collection of Founding Stories, observations and reflections that speak to the organization’s ideals and identity. It’s no surprise that Marion Mussafer, who, with her husband David, has been involved with City Year for two decades, often talks about the “ripples” that City Year creates, citing the “ripples” founding story, a quote by Robert F. Kennedy from 1966: “Each time a person stands up for an ideal or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.” For Marion and David, there are many ripples when it comes to their family’s long-term connection with City Year.

David Mussafer first learned about City Year while pursuing a MBA at the University of Pennsylvania. There, he came across a profile of the organization in an issue of Inc. magazine. After moving to Boston in 1990, David and Marion were looking for volunteer opportunities, when a friend invited David to a City Year service event. David and Marion quickly recognized that City Year had impressive leadership and great potential for success. The organization also met the couple’s criterion of having a community or education-based focus, so it felt like a good fit. “City Year is an experiential organization,” Marion says. “You don’t just contribute as an outsider. You become actively involved on a much deeper level.”

from left: marion mussafer, dorothy magill (marion’s mother), david mussafer


The Mussafers have since taken on leadership roles with City Year and provided significant philanthropic support. Their commitment extends in many directions and across multiple continents. Marion has led trips to South Africa and was part of the founding of City Year London. She is also the inaugural chair of City Year Boston’s Seven Generations Board, a new entity that gives active supporters another way to engage with our work. A founding member of City Year Boston’s Investment Committee, David recently shared his insights as an investor at the National Executive Leadership Conference, a bi-annual event for City Year’s senior leadership team and executive directors from across the country.

Both he and Marion admire the organization’s understanding of how complicated the challenges are in the urban schools where corps members serve. “The organization bridges the issues in the most elegant way,” David says. “It’s not the only solution, but it’s part of the tapestry — the idea of really high-impact young professionals going into the most challenged schools and working with kids is attacking the toughest, deepest part of the problem. The model works, and you’ve got a scorecard to measure it.” Marion and David aren’t the only family members who dive into the work. Their four children, two in college and two in high school, have come to see City Year as an

“It’s exciting to think about the potential impact that City Year can have on the dropout crisis in America,” David says. “It’s not just the right thing to do. When you are having that kind of impact on children, creating opportunity, you are strengthening the country. It’s really moving the needle in a big way.” David talked about seeing City Year’s successes and challenges through his own lens as an investor. “Both of us have to go out and raise money to stay in business,” he laughs. “But the subtlety of that is that you have to continuously demonstrate why you are the best alternative for people’s money. More broadly, with City Year’s model comes the challenge of how to centralize best practices and share them broadly across the organization – that’s something I think City Year does very well.” The couple has stood with City Year for all these years for many reasons. They laud the friendships they’ve built and their admiration for the people involved. But they also speak of City Year’s changing focus as an important development. “When City Year refined the mission around education, that was spot-on,” David says. “The leadership asked, what are the things that we do well? And the answer was that they inspire, lead and create role models.”

integral part of family life. The children have joined in on everything from serve-a-thons to international trips. “We grew up with City Year,” Marion says. “It’s part of our family culture now. Our kids have learned that you have to do more than just make your own way in the world; you have to find something you care about and make a difference.” “It’s exciting to think about the potential impact that City Year can have on the dropout crisis in America,” David says. “It’s not just the right thing to do. When you are having that kind of impact on children, creating opportunity, you are strengthening the country. It’s really moving the needle in a big way.”



Individuals and Family Foundations Gifts from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

Million Dollar Circle

Champions Circle


$50,000 – $99,999

Anonymous Einhorn Family Charitable Trust Jeannie and Jonathan Lavine

Founders Circle $500,000 – $999,999

Anonymous (2) The Edgerley Family Foundation Hauptman Family Foundation The Michael and Kim Ward Foundation The Lovett-Woodsum Foundation

$250,000 – $499,999

The Goldhirsh Foundation Eugene and Emily Grant Family Foundation The Poses Family Foundation The Rapier Family Foundation TOSA Foundation David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation The Walton Family Foundation

$100,000 – $249,999

Michael and Ellen Alter The Anschutz Foundation Bloomberg Philanthropies Amy and Ed Brakeman Charina Endowment Fund The Crown Family Diane and Neil Exter Merice “Boo” Johnston Grigsby Foundation The Horning Family Foundation Jane’s Trust Medina Family Foundation David and Gail Mixer Brooke and Will Muggia Marion and David Mussafer Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Foundation Lesli and Phillip Scott Tony and Sandra Tamer Susan and Matthew Weatherbie


The Jeffrey H. and Shari L. Aronson Family Foundation Mrs. Teresita I. Blanca and Mr. Francisco J. Juncadella Julie and Kevin Callaghan The Crown Goodman Family Anne and John A. Herrmann, Jr. Geraldine and John Cerullo IF Hummingbird Foundation Floyd Udell Jones Family Foundation The Kaplen Foundation Leo M. Shortino Family Foundation Sobrato Family Foundation Brad Meltzer and Cori Flam Charitable Trust Harvey Najim Family Foundation The Rosenthal Family Foundation Stamps Family Charitable Foundation, Inc. Robert and Mary Stein Alan and Elaine Weiler

$25,000 – $49,999

Anonymous Anthony R. Abraham Foundation, Inc. Louis and Anne Abrons Foundation, Inc. Kristen and Jim Atwood John and Anne Baker J. Wayne and Delores Barr Weaver Brenda and Richard Battista Arthur and Janice Block Braman Family Charitable Foundation Holly and David Bruce Barbara and Bill Burgess David and Barbara Caplan Carter Family Charitable Trust Letitia and John Carter Gary and Nancy Chartrand David and Rhonda Cohen Barbara and Bertram Cohn Stephanie and John Connaughton Thomas and Patricia Cornish David and Victoria Croll, The Croll Foundation Lois G. Roy Dickerman Charitable Foundation DuBow Family Foundation Daniel M. and Cynthia G. Edelman Elizabeth Bixby Janeway Foundation Corinne and Tim Ferguson Joseph Flynn

Jeff and Jana Galt The David Geffen Foundation The Marc Haas Foundation Steve and Diane Halverson Christa and Jeffrey Hawkins Robert Hill Jen-Hsun and Lori Huang Beth and Michael Jones Keiben Foundation The Patricia Kind Family Foundation Dianne and Bill Ledingham Carolyn and Jeffrey Leonard Sherry and Alan Leventhal Family Foundation Loeb Family Charitable Foundations Lubar Family Foundation Alexis Makris Chris and Melody Malachowsky Sandy McArthur Katie McGrath and J.J. Abrams Family Foundation Shyamli and Robert Milam Lisa and Todd Owens/GS Gives Thomas and Elizabeth Petway The Reilly Family Foundation Jennifer Eplett and Sean E. Reilly Fund Gregg Rogowski and Ellen Fitzsimmons The Siemer Family Foundation Social Venture Partners of Sacramento David and Linda Stein Hap and Brooke Stein Robert and Mary Stein Nancy and Arn Tellem Kristine and Joe Trustey Laura Fox and Bennet Van de Bunt Peter Whitehouse and Lisa Mancini Missy and Mike Young

$10,000 – $24,999

Anonymous Daniel Abraham Achieving America Family Foundation Andreeff Family Foundation Joseph R. and Julie Angileri The Apatow-Mann Family Foundation Melora and Andrew Balson Barton Family Foundation Susan Bazett and Rom Watson S. D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation Greg Becker Mr. Henry W. Bedford, II Dale and Max Berger Meredith Berger & Melanie Ferris

Susan and Sandy Berger Steven Berglund Andi and Tom Bernstein Mrs. Charlotte L. Berry Ragu and Sangeeta Bhargava Tricia Black and Patrick Brogan Jessica and Kenneth Blume John Bolte Tushara Canekeratne The Carol & James Collins Foundation William Carr and Lynn Miller Carr Christine and William Carr Charles Lamar Family Foundation The Chernin Family Foundation Gary and Judy Clare General (Ret.) Wesley K. Clark and Getrude Clark Lee and Priscilla Cockerell Evan and Tammy Cohen Kenneth Cohen Jeffrey and Suzanne Cohodes Teresa Cooper and Jay Hamilton Mary and William Copeland Kent and Elizabeth Dauten Dana and Stuart Davies Kelly and George Davis Aart De Geus and Esther John Beth and Gerard du Toit Edmond and Holly Eger Sally Fassler Nancy Folger and Sidney Werkman Mr. and Mrs. Charles D. Fowler Foo-Ming Fu Granholm Mulhern Family Fund Geoffrey and Martha Fuller Clark The George Family Foundation Carol and Stephen Geremia Robert and Ann Gillespie Anne Helgen and Michael Gilligan Goldring Family Foundation Gordon Hartman Family Foundation Katie and Eric Green Beth and Lawrence Greenberg Robert Greenblatt Amy and John Griffin Foundation Doug and Ann Grissom Lisa Gutierrez Gillian and Jason Haberman Suzanne and David Hamm Michael Hatch and Cathy Wallach Barbara and Brian Haymon The Higley Fund Julie and Jordan Hitch Regina and Joseph Hitchery Melanie and Stephen Hoffmeister Willow Bay and Robert Iger Ilene and Richard Jacobs Jacobson Family Foundation Trust Joel P. Johnson Vikas and Priyanka Kamran John and Elaine Kanas Family Foundation Casey and Donna Keller Joseph Kelly Andrea Kirstein Kathryn and Luke Kissam Danette Knudson Evelyn and Ronald Krancer

Shelly London and Larry Kanter J. Thomas and Diana Lewis Fund Ian and Isabelle Loring Ellie and Philip Loughlin Dominic Mariani Lisa and Robert Markey Jean Martin and Warren Weinstein Sharon Matthews and Jim Tabasz Fred Maynard Sarah Maynard Josh and Alexandra McCall Robert and Elisabeth McGregor Dianne McKeever and Shreyas Gupta Daniel F. and Patti McKeithan Randy and Rebecca Mehl The Mesdag Family Foundation Sarah and Jeremy Milken Matthew Miller Roberta and Colin Moore Rosabeth Moss Kanter and Barry Stein Stephanie Mudick Oscar and Cathy MuĂąoz The Murphy Family Foundation Elin and Larry Neiterman David and Suzu Neithercut Sue Nokes Virginia and John Noland Keith and Jane Nosbusch Alan and Marsha Paller Lynne and Timothy Palmer Randa and Michael Pehl Pennington Women and Girls Fund Gregg and Julie Petersmeyer Andy Plews Pritzker Foundation The Pritzker Traubert Family Foundation Randall and Cynthia Pond Winifred and Kevin P. Reilly, Jr. Fund Jamie and Nick Renwick Clare and Gerard Richer David and Gwenn Rosener Roth Family Foundation Henry M. Rowan Family Foundation, Inc. Rohini and Ravinder Sakhuja Jorge and Maybel Salgueiro Lesa Scott and Philip Jackson Chuck and Rhonda Sekyra Carin and Scott Sharp James Simmons Brian and Johanna Snyder Elizabeth and Thomas Sorbo Fred and Winnie Spar Anne and Bernard Spitzer Harrison and Lois Steans Jennifer Steans and James Kastenholz Thomas C. Sullivan, Sr. Sunset Cove Foundation Sandra and Robert Taylor Glenn and Jacqueline Tilton Kathy and Ted Truscott Glen and Trish Tullman Lee and Cynthia Vance Foundation Richard Von Feldt Terry and Robert Wadsworth Gail and Lois Warden Ware Foundation Louise and David Weinberg

Thomas Werner Graham Weston Tona and Robert White Scott and Lisle Whitworth Wiener Family Future Foundation Dr. Karie Willyerd Woldenberg Foundation Mariann and Andrew Youniss Neil Zola

For more information about individual giving, please contact Jeremy Cramer at



Foundations & Non-Profits Gifts from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013.

$1,000,000+ Anonymous

$500,000 – $999,999 Windsong Trust

$250,000 – $499,999

Anonymous Barr Foundation The Children’s Trust The Eisner Foundation The Ford Foundation The Johns Hopkins University Pinkerton Foundation UCLA Dream Fund United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County United Way for Southeastern Michigan

$100,000 – $249,999

Anonymous The Annenberg Foundation Anschutz Foundation Baptist Community Ministries The Lynde and Harry Bradley Foundation, Inc. The Charles Hayden Foundation Heart of Florida United Way The Lenfest Foundation Robert R. McCormick Foundation New Schools for Baton Rouge NoVo Foundation Patrick F. Taylor Foundation Irene W. and C.B. Pennington Foundation The Piton Foundation The Rhode Island Foundation The Rose Hills Foundation Sacramento Region Community Foundation The Skillman Foundation Universal Orlando Foundation United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Impact Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund United Way of Greater Milwaukee United Way of Greater Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey United Way of the National Capital Area USA Funds

$50,000 – $99,999

Anonymous (2) The Lloyd G. Balfour Foundation Morris and Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Capital Area United Way Carroll and Milton Petrie Foundation The Case Foundation The Ellison Foundation


The Philip L. Graham Fund Herzfeld Foundation M&I Foundation, Inc. Jane Bradley Pettit Foundation The Philadelphia Foundation Polk Bros. Foundation Leo M. Shortino Foundation Silicon Valley Community Foundation Sisters of Charity SC Foundation Solon E. Summerfield Foundation ThursdayNights David V. Uihlein Sr. Foundation United Way of Central Ohio United Way of Greater Los Angeles United Way of Northeast Florida Huey and Angelina Wilson Foundation Yawkey Foundation II

$25,000 – $49,999

The Abington Foundation Norwin & Elizabeth Bean Foundation Arthur F. Blanchard Trust The Solomon and Sylvia Bronstein Foundation Burberry Foundation Communities in Schools The Frances L. and Edwin L. Cummings Memorial Fund CVS Caremark Charity Classic, Inc. Fred Darragh Foundation DC Children and Youth Investment Trust Corporation Entertainment Industry Foundation Flamboyan Foundation The Foundation to Be Named Later Give an Hour Nonprofit Corporation The George Gund Foundation Evan and Marion Helfaer Foundation Leonard and Hilda Kaplan Charitable Foundation The Lynch Foundation New Hampshire Charitable Foundation Ocean Reef Community Foundation Philadelphia Education Fund The Reinberger Foundation The Seattle Foundation The Share Fund Tupperware Brands Foundation United Way of Greater Cleveland

$10,000 – $24,999

Anonymous Angel Foundation The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation Arata Brothers Trust Beim Foundation The Herb Block Foundation

Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation Eva L. & Joseph M. Bruening Foundation Cavaliers Youth Fund Clark Charitable Foundation College Summit Credit Bureau of Baton Rouge Foundation DC Public Education Fund Dolfinger-McMahon Foundation Easton Community Foundation GPOA Foundation Granite United Way The Highley Fund Ingram-White Castle Foundation Edith and Jules Klein Fund KPAI - Korean American Professionals in Automotive Industry Lily Auchincloss Foundation, Inc. The Christian R. and Mary F. Lindback Foundation William G. McGowan Charitable Fund, Inc. Meyer Foundation The Miami Foundation The Norcliffe Foundation Powell Group Fund Pro Bono Publico Foundation Providence After School Alliance San Antonio Area Foundation Sheng-Yen Lu Foundation The Schrafft Charitable Trust The Kent H. Smith Charitable Trust Diana Davis Spencer Foundation The Barbra Streisand Foundation Sun Times Foundation, a Fund of the Chicago Community Foundation The Treu-Mart Fund United Way of Greater Cleveland United Way of Miami-Dade United Way of Southeast Louisiana United Way of The Midlands The Thomas H. White Foundation Thomas P. Winn Foundation Edward Wisner Fund For more information about Foundation giving, please contact Duke Guthrie at



MICROSOFT City Year National Leadership Sponsor

“Today’s generation of young people are active in understanding the challenges ahead of them and are using their voice to advocate for change,” says Lori Forte Harnick, Microsoft’s General Manager of Citizenship and Public Affairs. “We’re inspired by today’s youth and believe we have a responsibility not only to create thriving economies that they can be a part of, but listen, inspire and encourage them to harness their own passion, innovation and aspirations for their futures. It’s a belief that animates our fourteenyear commitment to City Year.”

Year AmeriCorps members serving at a high school in Queens, New York. With the launch of YouthSpark, Microsoft’s investment has grown and the company became one of City Year’s National Leadership Sponsors in 2012. To date, the company has donated more than $23.4 million through financial and in-kind support.

Microsoft invests in two areas of City Year’s work. First, it supports City Year teams serving in four schools in New York City, Washington, DC, Chicago and Seattle. Every team Microsoft sponsors is part of Diplomas Now, a collaboration between City Year, Johns Hopkins YouthSpark, Microsoft’s Talent Development and signature corporate Communities In Schools, citizenship program that is helping to turn around launched in September some of the nation’s most 2012. The companytroubled schools. Microsoft’s lori forte harnick, microsoft’s general manager of citizenship and public affairs wide global initiative is support helped generate aiming to provide 300 improved results in student million young people – that’s nearly the entire population attendance and course performance, in addition to of the United States – with opportunities in education, providing engaging service opportunities for Microsoft employment and entrepreneurship, by 2015. City Year is employees. The company has also invested in City one of 186 youth-centered nonprofit organizations that Year’s mathematics curriculum, helping City Year’s have received YouthSpark support. program team build a research-based instructional framework and provide professional development Microsoft began partnering with City Year in 1999, trainings for corps members. As a result, the number donating more than $500,000 in software. Direct of students who will receive math interventions will investment in City Year’s work in schools started in increase from 8,500 to 14,000 during the 2013-2014 2011, when the company sponsored a team of City school year.



Math and other STEM subjects (science, technology, engineering and math) are obviously important to Microsoft. “In today’s society, STEM education and computer science skills are key components of a 21st century education and are becoming a larger requirement for employment in most workplaces around

$15,000 The amount Microsoft will match in charitable donations per employee annually

$1.1 billion Overall dollars Microsoft employees have donated over the last 30 years

stepping into a leadership role was a natural next step. “As a parent and a professional, I understand how important it is for all young people to be nurtured and supported in their journey to adulthood,” she says of her new, on-going commitment. Maybe most important, though, to our partnership are the values Microsoft and

“Our investment in City Year’s math curriculum is intended to help expand opportunities for all students to be prepared to pursue even more advanced training that will contribute to their personal and professional success.” the world,” Forte Harnick says. “Our investment in City Year’s math curriculum is intended to help expand opportunities for all students to be prepared to pursue even more advanced training that will contribute to their personal and professional success.” Microsoft’s increasing engagement with City Year has also had an impact on Forte Harnick’s personal life, as she began to think about how she could have a more direct, personal commitment to empowering young people in Puget Sound, where she lives. One result? She joined City Year Seattle’s board (Justin Spelhaug, Microsoft’s General Manager of the Operations Service Group is also a member of the board). She says

City Year share: both believe in the power of young people. “Our future success as a society, across the U.S. and throughout the world, will largely depend on the knowledge and capacity of today’s youth to drive innovation and address increasingly complex global challenges,” Forte Harnick says. “An investment in youth reflects our belief in the potential and promise of the world’s 1.4 billion young people.”




City Year and AT&T have teamed to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. AT&T supports City Year’s year-round work in schools, including the organization’s role in an innovative partnership designed to help turn around the nation’s most challenged schools. City Year’s Diplomas Now partnership includes City Year, Communities In Schools, and Johns Hopkins Talent Development Secondary. Diplomas Now is reaching over 1,500 students in five markets and supporting innovative solutions to help students achieve high school graduation.


The City Year and Aramark partnership leverages their shared dedication to enrich communities through engaging employees in high impact volunteer service as part of Aramark Building Community, the company’s signature global philanthropic and volunteer program. Aramark and City Year also work together to build strong school partnerships and recruitment campaigns leveraging relationships on college campuses to recruit young adults join City Year for a year of service. As City Year’s Official Apparel Partner, Aramark provides uniform apparel to our corps members serving in schools, as well as uniform components dedicated exclusively for physical service.

Bank of America

As City Year’s National Student Leadership Development Sponsor, Bank of America supports programs focused on helping underserved middle and high schools students graduate with the education and life skills needed to access post-secondary educational opportunities. Bank of America has supported City Year and young people who make positive change in their schools and communities for more than 20 years. In 1988, predecessor institution Bank of Boston became a founding sponsor of City Year, Inc. and was the first company in the nation to sponsor a City Year team. Bank of America has served as Presenting Sponsor of City Year’s annual convention and its 15th anniversary, and played a pivotal role in the purchase and development of City Year’s national headquarters by supporting tax-exempt bond financing and bridge financing for the project.



Cisco first partnered with City Year in 1993, and has been an instrumental supporter of City Year’s Whole School, Whole Child model for school-based service and after-school programs. This partnership is an example of what a leading technology company and national non-profit organization can accomplish together. The partnership has allowed City Year to further its mission of keeping students in school and on track to graduation by using Cisco’s technologies to facilitate collaborative training and communication nationwide.

Comcast and NBCUniversal

Comcast and NBCUniversal serve as City Year’s official Leadership Development and Training Partner. Comcast and NBCUniversal support City Year’s leadership development programs and recognize the accomplishments of City Year alumni who have continued their dedication to community service through the conferring of the annual Comcast and NBCUniversal Leadership Awards. The company is also recognized as the National Opening Day Sponsor, Presenting Sponsor of our National Leadership Summit and Presenting Sponsor of City Year’s annual training academy, as well as a multi-site team sponsor. Comcast and NBCUniversal donate significant communication and broadcasting resources to help City Year raise awareness about its mission and focus areas by reaching more young people across the country through cable and Internet. Comcast and NBCUniversal’s investment in City Year makes it possible for thousands of corps members to help improve the lives of students while creating sustainable solutions for social change.

CSX Transportation

As City Year’s largest team sponsor, CSX demonstrates a shared commitment to service and the positive role it plays in transforming neighborhoods and communities. CSX partners with City Year’s Care Force® team to engage employees, customers and community members in service days throughout the year. To support Care Force® service days across the country, CSX donated two tractortrailers to transport tools and materials to service events across the country. CSX is also a co-sponsor of City Year’s National Leadership Summit, and as City Year’s Lead Safety Partner, CSX provides first aid and CPR training for all corps and staff members.



Deloitte invests financial resources along with the intellectual capital of its professionals to strengthen City Year’s capacity and reach nationwide. Deloitte’s pro bono services help City Year transform, scale and support the design and delivery of its services nationwide. Beyond pro bono, Deloitte professionals play a leadership role at the local and national level through their participation on City Year’s boards and as mentors to corps members. Together, Deloitte and City Year are building the nation’s graduation pipeline to help create the business and civic leaders of tomorrow.


Microsoft is one of City Year’s newest National Leadership Sponsor, but we are long-time partners. Microsoft has been one of City Year’s National In-Kind Sponsors for the past 13 years and Microsoft will continue its in-kind support of City Year by providing over $12.3 million worth of software to enhance our IT infrastructure. As a result of Microsoft’s support, City Year will be able to expand its math tutoring program to reach nearly 8,500 students, and City Year’s math curriculum designers will be able to carry out key activities, including preparing online content, field-testing activities, packaging site-specific best practices for national distribution and creating a framework for our resource library. Microsoft also sponsors City Year teams in four Diplomas Now schools in New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and Washington, D.C.. Microsoft will help City Year reach an unprecedented number of youth in highpoverty schools nationwide, ensuring the right students receive the right interventions at the right time.

PepsiCo Foundation

PepsiCo and City Year share a deep commitment to education, diversity and inclusion. The collaboration began in 2001 with community service projects that engaged PepsiCo employees in transforming communities across the country, and continued with spreading the City Year message on millions of Pepsi cans around the country. In 2008, the PepsiCo Foundation provided the initial seed funding to support Diplomas Now, and has been the driving force behind the growth and impact of its collaborative school turnaround model in the years since. PepsiCo played a critical role in Diplomas Now being awarded a prestigious federal Department of Education (DOE) Investing in Innovation (i3) grant in 2010, and has helped catalyze the program into a national network of 40 schools in 14 cities, reaching more than 31,000 students each year. Today, PepsiCo’s involvement comes back full circle to the community level, with employees mentoring Diplomas Now students to a brighter future.




The Team Sponsor Program is a unique opportunity for our partners to engage with City Year AmeriCorps members. Through their generous support, Team Sponsors partner with a team of eight to 12 corps members for an entire school year and make a difference in their community by investing time, resources and talent. Team Sponsors further the critical work of City Year AmeriCorps members to keep students in school and on track to graduate. Throughout the service year, Team Sponsors join their team of diverse young men and women, who proudly wear their sponsor’s logo on their uniform, to participate in high-impact service projects, transform schools and contribute to the individual leadership and professional development of the corps members they sponsor.

Multi-Team Sponsors

Alcoa Foundation (2) The Aramark Charitable Fund (2) AT&T (2) Bain & Company (2) Bank of America Charitable Foundation (3) Cisco Systems Foundation (2) Comcast and NBCUniversal (11) Credit Suisse Americas Foundation (3) CSX Transportation (15) Deloitte Services LP (4) JPMorgan Chase & Co. (6) MFS Investment ManagementÂŽ (2) Microsoft (4) National Grid (4) Towerbrook Foundation (3) United Way of Metropolitan Chicago Impact Fund, a McCormick Foundation Fund (2) United Way for Southeastern Michigan (2) Walmart (3) Wells Fargo (2)

Single Team Sponsors AAR Corporation The Acacia Group Albemarle Foundation Allstate Foundation


The Alter Group Applied Materials, Inc. Bain Capital Children’s Charity Ballard Spahr LLP Barclays Baton Rouge Area Foundation BMO Harris Bank The Boston Foundation Brewers Community Foundation Capital Area United Way Capital One CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Chicago Transit Authority Chicago White Sox Charities City of Little Rock The Community Foundation for the National Capital Region Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation David’s Bridal DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson DISPATCH Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Duane Morris Eagles Youth Partnership Entergy Corporation Entergy Louisiana EY Exelon Foundation Firstrust Bank Ford Motor Company Fund Foundation for New Education Initiatives, Inc. Foundation To Be Named Later Glenmede Goldman Sachs Gives Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. Hasbro Children’s Fund Heart of Florida United Way Heinemann Henry Ford Health System Horning Family Fund Houghton Mifflin Harcourt HSBC Hyatt Jewish Communal Fund Lincoln Financial Foundation MAPP Construction M&I Foundation, Inc.

Miami-Dade Transit Morgan Family Foundation Morgan Lewis New Schools for Baton Rouge Northern Trust NVIDIA OneWest Foundation Patrick F. Taylor Foundation PTC Rackspace Foundation The Red Sox Foundation Robert R. McCormick Foundation Rockwell Automation RPM International Inc. RSF Endowment San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation SAP Schneider Electric The Seinfeld Family Foundation ServeDC Silicon Valley Community Foundation Silver & Black Give Back Foundation Social Venture Partners Sony Corporation of America Sony Pictures Entertainment State Street Foundation Summit Partners The Sunoco Foundation TEVA Pharmaceuticals TriMix Foundation The Timberland Company T-Mobile USA David and Julia Uihlein Charitable Foundation David V. Uilein Sr. Foundation United Way of the National Capital Area Universal Orlando Foundation Univision Management Company USA Funds Walt Disney Company Warner Bros. Studios Westfield Capital Management Wiener Family Future Foundation WLRN Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company For more information about the Team Sponsor Program, please contact Kaitlin Sprong at



Corporations and corporate Foundations Gifts from July 1, 2012 through June 30, 2013. $1,000,000+

Comcast and NBCUniversal CSX Transportation Walmart Foundation

$500,000 – $999,999

The Aramark Charitable Fund AT&T Inc. Bank of America Charitable Foundation Cisco Systems, Inc. Deloitte Services LP JPMorgan Chase & Co. Microsoft Corporation PepsiCo Foundation

$250,000 – $499,999

Alcoa Foundation Capital One HSBC MetLife Foundation MFS Investment Management® National Grid NVIDIA Corporation The Starbucks Foundation Towerbrook Foundation Wells Fargo Foundation

$100,000 – $249,999

The Acacia Foundation The Alter Group American Express Foundation Applied Materials, Inc. Bain & Company Bain Capital Children’s Charity Barclays The Baupost Group, L.L.C. BMO Harris Bank CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield Chevron Corporate Headquarters Chicago White Sox Charities Cisco Systems Foundation Compulink Business Systems/Link Wilson Credit Suisse Americas Foundation Darden Restaurants, Inc. Foundation David’s Bridal Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Eagles Youth Partnership Entergy Louisiana Exelon Foundation Ford Motor Company Fund Heart of Florida United Way Hyatt Liberty Mutual Foundation Lincoln Financial Foundation Northern Trust OneWest Foundation


Rackspace Foundation Rockwell Automation San Francisco Forty Niners Foundation SAP America, Inc. Social Venture Partners Sony Corporation of America & Sony Pictures Entertainment State Street Foundation The Sunoco Foundation Synopsys, Inc. TEVA Pharmaceuticals T-Mobile USA The Walt Disney Company Warner Bros. Studios Wm. Wrigley Jr. Company Westfield Capital Management

$50,000 – $99,999

AEG Albemarle Foundation Anonymous Ballard Spahr LLP Blanca Commercial Real Estate, Inc. BNY Mellon Brewers Community Foundation CEB Centerbridge Foundation DePuy Synthes Companies of Johnson & Johnson DIRECTV Entergy Corporation - New Orleans EY Firstrust Bank The Garden City Group, Inc Glenmede Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, Inc. Hasbro Children’s Fund Houghton Mifflin Harcourt JCPenney Lincoln Financial Foundation Man Investments ManpowerGroup Morgan, Lewis & Bockius Northwestern Mutual Foundation Northrop Grumman PTC RiverStone Resources LLC RPM International Inc. Schneider Electric Sun Life Financial The Timberland Company The TJX Companies, Inc. US Bank

$25,000 – $49,999

Aegis Media Americas, Inc. The Amgen Foundation

Banner & Witcoff, Ltd Beaumont Foundation Bernstein, Litowitz, Berger, & Grossmann LLP Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina Caterpillar Foundation, Inc. Catholic Medical Center CBS Television Network CIGNA Clifford Chance US LLP Comerica Charitable Foundation Compuware Corporation Dartmouth Hitchcock Medical Center Davis Polk & Wardwell Dechert LLP Deluxe Entertainment Services Group Inc. Discovery Communications DreamWorks Animation DTE Energy Foundation Duane Morris Fox Goldman Sachs Gives The Haskell Company HBO Heinemann HTC America, Inc. Independence Blue Cross JPMorgan Chase Foundation Kasowitz Benson Torres & Friedman LLP KeyBank Foundation Limited Brands Foundation Macy’s Corporate Services, Inc. Miami Marlins Foundation People Magazine Presto Maintenance Supply, Inc PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP Raising Cane’s Revel Consulting Safeco Insurance Foundation San Jose Sharks Foundation Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP Social Venture Partners Sacramento State Farm Insurance Companies State Street Corporation Technicolor Inc. Third Federal Foundation United Airlines Univision Valero Energy Foundation Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP Wintrust Financial Corporation WME

$10,000– $24,999

AARP Foundation adidas Akerman Senterfitt, LLP All Star Automotive Group Fund

AMC Networks American Eagle Outfitters Foundation American Financial Warranty Corp Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield Arnold & Porter Assurant, Inc. BAC Florida Bank Baird Foundation, Inc. Banco Sabadell Bank of New Hampshire BankUnited Baptist Health System Beasley Broadcast Group, Inc. Bernstein Management BJ’s Charitable Foundation Bloomberg Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts BNSF Railway The Boeing Company Brady Sullivan Properties Buck Consultants Caliber Collision Centers Calling All Crows Cardinal Health Cargill - New Orleans Cavender Auto Family Centrix Bank Charter Manufacturing Company Foundation Chevron Chicago Cubs Citizens Bank Foundation - New Hampshire City National Bank Clark Construction Group, LLC The Cleveland Browns CN Rail Collette Vacations Foundation Con Edison Creative Artists Agency Crowell & Moring LLP CTIA Davis Wright Tremaine LLP Dimension Data DLA Piper Electronic Arts Inc. Energy BBDO Enterprise Holdings Foundation FairPoint Communications Florida Blue Florida Power & Light Company Forest City Enterprises, Inc. GCS-SIGAL, LLC The Gillette Company Glover Park Group Goldman Sachs & Co. Grainger Gravestar, Inc. Greenlight Capital Grosvenor Capital Management, L.P. Guthy | Renker The Harley-Davidson Foundation, Inc. Henry Crown and Company Henry Ford Health System Hiscox Foundation USA Honest Tea, Inc. Horning Brothers Corporation Huawei Huntington National Bank IMA Foundation IMAX Corporation ING Financial Services Corporation J Brand Jeans, Inc.

Jack Morton Worldwide Jenner & Block LLP K2 Intelligence Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors Foundation Keker & Van Nest LLP Keystone Mercy Health KPMG LLP Lamar Advertising Company Legendary Pictures Entertainment Loeb & Loeb LLP Madison Dearborn Partners McDonald’s Corporation McGlinchey Stafford PLLC Merrill Lynch Miami Dolphins Foundation MillerCoors Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo P.C. Morgan Stanley Motorola Solutions Foundation Nordson Corporation Nordstrom Northeast Delta Dental O’Melveny & Myers, LLP Omnicom Media Group Inc. The Oxford League Inc. Participant Media Pearlmark Real Estate Partners Pepco Pepper Hamilton LLP The Providence Journal Company Quicken Loans R.J. Finlay & Co RealNetworks, Inc. Reserve Telecommunications SAFE Credit Union Safra National Bank of New York Salem Partners, LLC SanDisk SGS Petroleum Service Corporation SMG, Verizon Wireless Arena SunTrust Bank Sutherland Asbill & Brennan LLP Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. Textron Charitable Trust TIAA-CREF Time Warner Cable Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing North America, Inc. Transwestern TRUECar United Talent Agency Venable Foundation, Inc. Walbridge Waste Management of New Hampshire Wilkinson Barker Knauer, LLP Willkie Farr & Gallagher LLP Woodcock Washburn Zausmer, Kaufman, August & Caldwell, P.C. Ziffren, Brittenham, Branca, & Fischer For more information about corporate giving, please contact Chris Mann at



Major in-kind donors


EMC provides the technologies and tools that can help organizations release the power of their information. EMC helps design, build, and manage flexible, scalable, and secure information infrastructures. EMC is the world’s leading developer and provider of information infrastructure technology and solutions that enable organizations of all sizes to transform the way they compete and create value from their information. EMC donated equipment and consulting valued at $600,000 to allow City Year to scale and create a more robust and secure infrastructure. EMC’s investment in City Year and donations of storage units and project management is crucial in City Year’s plan to scale and ability to keep more students in school and on track to graduate.


KPMG is an international firm that specializes in audit, tax and advisory services. For KPMG, community involvement is an integral part of its corporate mission. The firm has developed successful global strategies for working with clients and its employees and is now developing a global approach to community activities that builds upon the active local involvement of its member firms. City Year is privileged to have KPMG prepare our financial audits and provide tax review counsel at a discounted rate.

Lamar Advertising Company

Lamar Advertising is the nation’s leading out-of-home advertising company offering clients innovative solutions in the form of billboards, digital, transit and highway logo signs for over 100 years. Lamar operates with honesty and integrity in every aspect of their business, and is committed to giving back. Lamar has been a loyal partner of City Year for many years. Lamar donates advertising space on both static and digital billboards nationwide for City Year’s public service announcements. Lamar also provides banners and design expertise for activities and events all across the City Year footprint. Lamar’s commitment to City Year extends beyond in-kind donations alone. Their employees are dedicated to helping the City Year family by committing their time and ideas, serving their communities through City Year service days and in City Year schools, and helping the organization make a difference in local communities year after year.


WilmerHale offers unparalleled legal representation across a comprehensive range of practice areas that are critical to the success of their clients. Community service and pro bono representation have been long traditions at the heart of WilmerHale and City Year is grateful to be one of their pro bono clients. The firm generously donates its time and expertise, providing critical legal services to City Year on an ongoing basis. In 2006, WilmerHale was officially named City Year’s “National Legal Counsel” and in 2010, WilmerHale received a “20th Anniversary Leadership Award” for its extraordinary, long-standing partnership with City Year.


In addition to their generous investments as National Leadership Sponsors, these companies provide City Year with in-kind donations:

The Aramark Charitable Fund

Aramark’s uniform division partners with City Year to provide City Year branded uniform components, including the iconic red jacket, to City Year’s staff and corps members.


Cisco generously donated essential equipment to build computer networks across the country to better equip our sites staff and corps members.

Comcast and NBCUniversal

Comcast and NBCUniversal and Telemundo combined donate significant communication and broadcasting resources to help City Year raise awareness about its mission and focus areas by reaching more young people across the country through cable and internet.

CSX Transportation

CSX donated Care Force® One and Care Force® Two, co-branded rail containers that transport City Year’s Care Force® equipment to service events across the country.


From helping City Year to design its operating model to assisting the organization in refining its approach for selecting new sites, Deloitte’s pro bono contribution continues to help City Year shape its strategy and build the organization’s capacity to achieve it.


The Microsoft Corporation is committed to serving communities and working responsibly. Through partnerships, Microsoft technology innovations, people and resources help solve societal challenges and create economic opportunities on both a global and a local scale. Microsoft has been a critical partner of City Year since 1999. Their software and technology helps connect the national City Year network through standardized communications tools and interconnected Web-based information systems. Additionally, Microsoft employees volunteer with City Year and provide leadership development and technical trainings to corps members across the country. Thanks to Microsoft’s investment, City Year AmeriCorps members have the technical resources they need to help students learn. Additional In-Kind Supporters local gifts of $10,000 or more from july 1, 2012 through june 30, 2013. Baker & Hostetter, LLP Chicago Transit Authority Clinton Foundation COTA Gensler Greater Cleveland RTA Henry Ford Health System Hulu Lynx Massachusetts Bay Transit Authority Miami-Dade College

People Magazine Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority SEPTA - Southeastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority The Timberland Company T-Mobile TIME Magazine Universal Orlando Univision Radio VIA Metropolitan Transportation

For more information about donating in-kind products or services, please contact Allie Clarke at



National Service Can Ignite School Turnaround Efforts September 18, 2012

City Year mentors are tutors, friends to Orange’s neediest students September 23, 2012

City Year unveils ‘crowd-sourced’ Twitter ad campaign with help from Allen & Gerritsen November 15, 2012

It Takes a Village: City Year’s Role in Dropout Prevention December 7, 2012


AmeriCorps proves its worth in urban classrooms February 4, 2012

Seeking passion for City Year’s mission February 1-7, 2013

Video! Celebs Attend City Year Fundraiser to Support Education

April 23, 2013

Heroes in our own backyards April 25, 2013

More than 1,500 volunteers beautify area

April 27, 2013

Anti-dropout program offers graduation-like ceremonies May 29, 2013

Leaders Unite for a Bold National Service Plan: A Civic Rite of Passage for One Million Strong June 24, 2013

Service Organizations Give Grads Fulfillment, and a Job out of College June 27, 2013

Where will you give your year of service? June 27, 2013





































Jonathan Lavine Chair of the Board Managing Partner and Chief Investment Officer Sankaty Advisors, LLC

2. Kristen Atwood Co-Chair of the International Committee Founding Staff Member City Year, Inc. 3. Joe Banner Chair of the National Leadership Council (Site Board Chairs) Chair of the Site and Program Committee 4. Josh Bekenstein Chair of the Investment Committee Managing Director Bain Capital, LLC 5.

Jessica L. Blume Vice Chairman, U.S. Public Sector Leader and State Sector Leader Deloitte Consulting, LLP

6. John Bridgeland President and CEO Civic Enterprises 7.

Michael Brown CEO and Co-Founder City Year, Inc.

8. Michele Cahill Vice President, National Programs and Program Director, Urban Education Carnegie Corporation of New York 9.

David L. Cohen* Vice Chair of the Board Chair of the Governance Committee Executive Vice President Comcast NBCUniversal

10. Manny Diaz Former Mayor of Miami Partner Lydecker Diaz, LLP 11. Sandy Edgerley Trustee The Edgerley Family Foundation 12. David Einhorn President Greenlight Capital

13. David Gergen † Professor of Public Service and Director of the Center for Public Leadership Harvard Kennedy School 14. Andrew Hauptman Chair, City Year Los Angeles Board Chairman Andell, Inc. 15. Carol Johnson Former Superintendent Boston Public Schools 16. Ilene Jacobs Vice Chair of the Board Chair of the Finance Committee Executive Vice President, Human Resources (Retired) Fidelity Investments 17. Hubie Jones † Senior Adviser and Social Justice Entrepreneur-in-Residence City Year, Inc. Dean Emeritus Boston University School of Social Work 18. Rosabeth Moss Kanter Ernest L. Arbuckle Professor Harvard Business School Chair & Director Harvard University Advanced Leadership Initiative 19. Alan Khazei † Co-Founder of City Year, Inc. Founder and CEO Be the Change, Inc. 20. Andrea Encamacao Martin City Year Alum ‘02 Guidance Counselor Boston Latin School

24. Jennifer Eplett Reilly Co-Founder, City Year, Inc. Co-Chair of the International Committee Co-Founder of City Year Louisiana Founding Chair New Schools for Baton Rouge 25. Shirley Sagawa Co-Founder Sagawa/Jospin 26. Jeff Shames Chair of the Audit Committee Executive in Residence MIT Sloan School of Management 27. Secretary Rodney Slater † Former U.S. Secretary of Transportation Partner Patton Boggs, LLP 28. Jeffrey Swartz † Former President and CEO The Timberland Company 29. Michael J. Ward Chair of the Development Committee Founding Member, City Year Jacksonville Board Chairman, President and CEO CSX Corporation 30. Tom Ward, Clerk Partner WilmerHale, LLP 31. Stephen G. Woodsum Chair Emeritus Founding Managing Director Summit Partners

21. Rick Menell Chairman The Carrick Foundation 22. Susan Nokes Senior Vice President, Customer Solutions Asurion 23. C. Gregg Petersmeyer Vice Chair America’s Promise Alliance Chair and CEO Personal Pathways LLC †Charter Trustee



City Year Baton Rouge Laura C. PochĂŠ (Chair) Rudy Aguilar Ross Barrett Lori Bertman Dan Gardiner Gwen Hamilton Barbara Haymon Luke Kissam Jennifer Eplett Reilly Tricia Sanchez Robert Schneckenburger Tommy Teepell Erin Monroe Wesley City Year Boston Dianne Ledingham (Chair) Josh McCall (Vice-Chair) Jim Atwood Anita Bekenstein Barbara Burgess David Cahill Diane Exter Corinne Ferguson Michael Gilligan Steve Hackley Adrian Haugabrook Beth Jones Michael Kineavy Fred Maynard Will Muggia Marion Mussafer Larry Neiterman Marcy Reed John Reilly Samip Shah Aaron von Staats James Ward Susan Weatherbie City Year Chicago Casey Keller (Chair) Michael J. Alter Steve Birchard Jeffrey D. Cohodes John Crowley Lisa J. Cunningham John Cusack Eva-Dina Delgado Robert J. Dow Nikki Drake Doug Grissom Drew Horowitz Randy M. Joseph Tom Livingston Phyllis Lockett Rebeca Nieves-Huffman


Robert O’Brien Andy Plews Stephen R. Quazzo Kristen L. Saranteas John Sirek Jeffrey J. Smith Shoshana M. Vernick City Year Cleveland Robert W. Gillespie (Chair) Honorable Bruce Akers (Vice-Chair) Jennifer Ansberry Chip Chaikin Elizabeth Evans Collin Knisely Betsy Lambert David Landever Richard Manoloff Peggy Mikes Christopher Miree Joseph Nanni Melissa Pozniak Monyka Price Jan Roller Keith Silvestri Karen Thompson Gareth Vaughan John Zitzner City Year Columbia James T. Irvin III (Chair) Montrio Belton Charlotte Berry Kenneth L. Childs John Dillard Stephen Fitzer Jennifer Harding Danielle R. Holley-Walker Danielle Holliday Boysen Moryah Jackson Tommy Johnson Chris Koon Edward W. Laney, IV Amy Larkin Gail Morrison Dwayne Mazyck Lula Thompson City Year Columbus Rusty Orben (Chair) Jeremy Ball Nick Barnes Jen Bowden Joy Bronson Scott Campbell Tanya Crawford Stefphanie Harper

Nicole Hunt Strange Tracy James Darla King Ervan Rodgers Steven D. Smith Susan Steinman Kate Stucke Belinda Taylor Tricia Taylor Ben Tyson Qiana Williams Chrisy Wright City Year Denver Ben Walton (Co-Chair) Mike Johnston (Co-Chair) Suzanne Arkle Gregory Bante Christine Benero Jeff Dolan Allison Farish Tom Hilb Richard Lewis Nina Lopez Jaqueline Lundquist Melanie Melcher Joe Miklosi Neyeska Mut Danielle Vaughan City Year Detroit Daniel Little (Chair) N. Charles Anderson (Vice-Chair) Tim Bannister Julia Cooney Larry Givens Jason Gumbs Elliott S. Hall Pancho Hall Veronica Hall Mary Beth Halprin Tracy Joshua David K. Page Ralph Safford Karen Sosnick Schoenberg Rick Sperling Albert Taylor Nelson, Jr. Gail L. Warden (Founding Chair) Mark Zausmer City Year Jacksonville Kim Ward (Chair) John Baker Betty Burney Gary Chartrand Poppy Clements Cindy Edelman

Bill Ferry Jennifer James Soto George Lawrence Janet Owens Kelly Smith Nikolai Vitti Michael Ward City Year Little Rock/N. Little Rock Bruce T. Moore (Co-Chair) Stephanie S. Streett (Co-Chair) Kirk M. Bradshaw General (Ret.) Wesley K. Clark (Founding Chair) Leila Dockery Melinda Faubel Catherine Grunden Scott Hamilton Corey Jennings Haley Keenan-Gray Robert McLarty Mica Strother Hon. Maurice Taylor Judy K. Tenenbaum Grant Tennille Mike Wilson City Year Los Angeles Andrew Hauptman (Chair) Jason Bateman Rich Battista Marlene Canter Brad Drummond Giselle Fernandez Laura Fox Ben Goldhirsh Robert Greenblatt Glenn Gritzner Hill Harper Ellen Bronfman Hauptman JD Heyman John Hotchkis Michael Lawson Sarah Milken Hannah Minghella Kelly Mullens Brown Dawn Ostroff Todd Owens David Shaheen Ben Sherwood Stacey Snider Arn Tellem Kevin K. Tsujihara Kevin Wescott

City Year Miami Tere Blanca (Chair) Cori Flam Meltzer (Founding CoChair) Brad Meltzer (Founding Co-Chair) Thomas G. Abraham Ivette Arango Tony Argiz Jorge L. Arrizurieta Jeff Bartel Michelle Azel Belaire Senator Dwight Bullard Particia Castellanos-Cornish Jaret Davis Manuel Diaz Carlos Dominguez Antonio Ellek Alex Fernandez Luis Andre Gazitua Mayor Carlos A. Gimenez Sandy Grossman Mojdeh Khaghan John L. Kitchens Christina Kolbjornsen Angel Medina Heather Monahan Madeline Pumariega Monica Rabassa Jorge I. Salgueiro Tadd Schwartz E. Roe Stamps City Year Milwaukee Julia A. Uihlein (Chair) Dennis Connolly Chris Didier Darienne Driver Kathy Feucht Michael Kogelis Jean Maier David Marcus Laura G. Perez James M. Rauh Robert Rauh Marsha Sehler Brother Bob Smith City Year New Hampshire Beth Roberts (Chair) Joyce Anderson Ken Clark Larry Klane Michael L’Ecuyer Mel Myler Thomas Obrey Teresa Rosenberger Richard Samuels

Lesa Scott Scott Tranchemontagne Justine Vogel Alexander Walker City Year New Orleans Diana Lewis (Chair) Ivy Barney Ronald Carrere, Jr Michael Connolly Allen Eskew Eli Feinstein Donna Klein Norma Jane Sabiston Taifa St. Julien Kyle Wedberg Kevin Wilkins Tim Williamson Mario Zervigon City Year New York Jeremy Kroll (Co-Chair) Stephanie Mudick (Co-Chair) David Caplan (Vice Chair) Rob Basso Brian Berger Tom Bernstein Kristine Brown Gary Clare Hon. Hillary Rodham Clinton (Honorary Co-Chair) Evan Cohen Terri Cooper Jennifer Glassman Jason Haberman Terry Hayes Anne Herrmann Regina Hitchery Peter Hong Jerry Silk City Year Orlando John Sprouls (Chair) Kate Byrne Debbie M. Carswell Marcia Goodwin Jesús Jara Patti Johnson Scott Justice Merewyn “Libba” Lyons Graciela Noriega Jacoby Diane O’Dell Bob O’Malley Pam Peters John Pisan Reginald B. Riley Joseph Terry



City Year Greater Philadelphia Arthur Block (Co-Chair) Karen Keating Mara (Co-Chair) Phil Behr (Chairman Emeritus) Kim Allen Neil Batiancila John Beilenson Eve Biskind Klothen Brad Brubaker William Copeland Jr. Matthew Cross Charles Greenberg Mark Harrell Honorable Kenyatta Johnson Frances M. Jones Ted Kapnek David Lincoln Marciene Mattleman Mark McCarthy Honorable Theodore A. McKee Michael Miller Honorable Michael A. Nutter Tony Payton Jr. David Stark Kerri Strike City Year Rhode Island Alan Harlam (Chair) Guy Abelson Kathie Andrade Lynn Bowman Andrew J. Capalbo Stephanie Federico Barbara Haynes Andrew Horwitz Heather Hower Chris Johnson Lane H. Jost City Year Sacramento Kathy McKim (Chair) Kathie Sowa (Vice Chair) Nancy Brodovsky Ray Burnell Linda Cutler Rick W. Cywnar, Jr. Gordon Fowler Koua Franz Sharon Gerber Lisa Gutierrez Harold Levine Phil MacDougall Amelia McLear Alice Perez Mariah Sheriff Darrell Teat Henry Wirz


City Year San Antonio Craig Berkowitch (Chair) Rick Cavender Mark Cirinna Amy Contreras Skip Cox Lyle Flom Jeff Galt Sylvia Gaona Grant Herbon Joan Kearl Gregory MacMillin Darnell McLaurin Karen Pitcher Stephen Romero Stuart Schlossberg Anne Walker Timothy Wells City Year San JosĂŠ/Silicon Valley Sharon Matthews (Chair) Todd Achilles (Vice-Chair) Ragu Bhargava Erin Brennock Mark S. Davis (Chairman Emeritus) Ed Eger Carl Guardino Jennifer Johnson Kyle Krpata Vangie Maynard Linda Shelby Karie Willyerd City Year Seattle/King County Sarah Bryar (Co-Chair) Jennifer Wells (Co-Chair) Amy Barnes Bree Dusseault Lori Forte Harnick Steve Holmes Vikas Kamran Danette Knudson George Meng Kim Spalding Justin Spelhaug Katie Wallace Jason Young City Year Washington, DC Jeffrey Leonard (Chair) Susan Berger Timothy Cornell Charles Dickerson Josh Edelman Garrick Francis Anjali Gupta Salene Hitchcock-Gear

Daniel Horgan Ronny B. Lancaster Nisha Mehling Donna Rattley Washington David S. Rosener Jit Singh Tom Sugrue Stefanie Vestal Robert M. Willis Senator Harris Wofford Missy Young





















Michael Brown Chief Executive Officer & Co-Founder

2. Jim Balfanz President 3. Evelyn Barnes Executive Vice President & Chief Financial and Administrative Officer

12. Christine Morin Senior Vice President, Site Growth & New Site Development 13. Mithra Irani Ramaley Senior Vice President, Regional and Site Operations

4. Sandra Lopez Burke Vice President & Executive Director of City Year Boston

14. Charlie Rose Senior Vice President & Dean


15. Nancy Routh Senior Vice President & Chief People Officer

AnnMaura Connolly Executive Vice President & Chief Strategy Officer

6. Allison Graff-Weisner Chief Development and Alumni Officer

16. Gillian Smith Senior Vice President & Chief Marketing Officer


17. Stephanie Wu Senior Vice President & Chief Program Design and Evaluation Officer

Welles C. Hatch Senior Vice President & Chief Information Officer

8. Sean Holleran Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer 9.

Jeff Jablow Senior Vice President, Strategy & Operations

10. Hubie Jones Senior Adviser and Social Justice Entrepeneur-In-Residence


11. A lice Markowitz Senior Vice President of Communications





























Laura Hamm Baton Rouge

11. Mary Jane Stevenson Los Angeles

21. Paul Garro San Antonio

2. Sandra Lopez Burke Boston

12. Saif Ishoof Miami

22. Toni Burke San JosĂŠ/Silicon Valley

3. Lisa Morrison Butler Chicago

13. Jason Holton Milwaukee

23. Simon Amiel (2013) Seattle/King County

4. Phillip Robinson Cleveland

14. Pawn Nitichan New Hampshire

24. Lisa Chick (Interim 2014) Seattle/King County


15. Peggy Mendoza New Orleans

25. Neils Ribiero-Yemofio Tulsa (Start-up Director)

6. Todd Tuney Columbus

16. Erica Hamilton New York

26. Jeffrey Franco Washington, DC


17. Jordan Plante Orlando

Gail Wilson-Giarratano Columbia

Jeff Park Denver

8. Penny Bailer Detroit

18. R ic Ramsey Greater Philadelphia


19. Jennie Johnson Providence

Jay Thompson Jacksonville

10. Sarah Roberson Little Rock/North Little Rock

20. Jake Mossawir Sacramento

All Executive Directors are also Vice Presidents of City Year, Inc.



Statement of Financial Position

Year ended June 30, 2013

Assets Cash and equivalents Government grants receivable, net Contributions receivable, net Other assets Investments, at fair value Property and equipment, net


17,418,726 13,776,902 6,287,579 1,133,840 10,846,729 20,124,525

Total Assets




3,741,275 2,308,105 1,058,476 8,100,000 15,207,856

Liabilities and Net Assets Liabilities: Accounts payable and accrued expenses Accrued payroll and related expenses Interest rate swaps Bonds payable Total liabilities Net Assets: Unrestricted Temporarily restricted Permanently restricted Total net assets Total liabilities and net assets

Statement of Activities

33,039,673 15,559,119 5,781,653 54,380,445 $


Year ended June 30, 2013

Operating Revenue and Other Support Contributions and private grants Federal grants – Corporation for National and Community Service School districts and other local government grants Investment return utilized for operations Other income


59,760,594 31,765,259 23,520,875 371,531 626,463

Total operating revenues and other support



Program services Support services: Organizational support Fundraising



Total operating expenses




2,709,419 467,458 944,760 350,000 4,471,637

Operating Expenses

12,678,141 10,368,616

Increase in Net Assets Unrestricted net assets from operations Unrestricted net assets from nonoperating transactions Temporarily restricted net assets Permanently restricted net assets Net assets Net assets, beginning of year Net assets, end of year


49,908,808 $




School Districts and other local government grants





$116 million

7% Individuals





9% Fundraising Expenses



$113 million

Program Services

11% Organizational Support

Charity Navigator Highest Ranking Charity Navigator is America’s premier charity evaluator. Since 2003, City Year has earned Charity Navigator’s highest rating, certifying our commitment to accountability, transparency and responsible fiscal management. Only 1% of rated organizations have received this distinction for ten consecutive years, placing City Year among the most trustworthy nonprofits in America.



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Miami Milwaukee New Hampshire

International Affiliates Johannesburg, South Africa Birmingham and London, United Kingdom

cit y yea City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. This innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.

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City Year's 2013 Annual Report  

A summary of our 2012-2013 year of service.

City Year's 2013 Annual Report  

A summary of our 2012-2013 year of service.