City Year is contributing to a clearer and bolder vision of what public schools can and should be for all children. Since 2007, City Year Los Angeles has partnered with teachers and schools in communities challenged by the persistent inequity in our education system to create learning environments where all students can reach their full potential, because when our children succeed, we all benefit.
Our mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. We place AmeriCorps members in schools across Los Angeles and Inglewood to address the inequitable distribution of educational resources, which we believe strengthens our democracy and develops the next generation of civic leaders and social entrepreneurs. Every day, through our “Whole School, Whole Child” service model, our AmeriCorps members serve directly in classrooms as student success coaches, helping students build on their strengths and cultivate social, emotional and academic skills.