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City Year Columbus

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What region or area do you provide services in?

Although City Year serves students throughout the country, City Year Columbus focuses on serving students at four local schools: Linden McKinley STEM Academy, Mifflin High School, South High School, and Weinland Park Elementary School.

How and when did the organization get started? 

Harvard Law School roommates Michael Brown and Alan Khazei founded City Year in 1988 because they both felt that young people have the power to make impactful, positive change when it comes to some of America’s most pressing issues. City Year aims to provide a sense of community and trust for students living in poor areas.

Since its founding, City Year has grown to have 25 locations across the United States. The Columbus location (City Year Columbus) exists because almost a quarter of students in Columbus City Schools drop out. City Year Columbus believes dropping out of school results in negative consequences for the individual and has a lasting effect on the community. Because of this, the organization strives to increase graduation rates.

How many employees do you have? 

City Year Columbus has 36 corps members working in four local schools.

How many volunteers does your organization have?  

City Year Columbus has 36 volunteers working directly with students and additional volunteers to help other tasks including general management and fundraising.

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