March 10, 2017 | The Detroit News | Posted by Andrew Stein
At a time of deep partisan divide, we need more initiatives that cut across party lines and spur collaboration. We also need to invest in evidence-based, cost-effective, locally controlled strategies to improve student outcomes in Detroit’s public education system and build our city’s future workforce. City Year is a longstanding community service organization that has a demonstrated track record of advancing both of these goals, but unfortunately, potential cuts to federal funding may jeopardize its future.
This year, 71 young people from diverse backgrounds, ages 18-25, were selected from a competitive applicant pool to be City Year AmeriCorps members in Detroit, serving full time in seven public schools in the city. At each school, Ameri- Corps members serve 10+ hours, every day, providing academic and social emotional support to students. They specifically focus on improving student attendance, behavior and course performance in math and English, since students struggling in these areas are most at-risk of dropping out.
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