City Year is an education-focused organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. City Year partners with public schools in 29 urban communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, South Africa. City Year brings together diverse, talented teams of young adults to serve in high-need schools across the country, where they support students, teachers and schools all day, every day. City Year AmeriCorps members build strong, “near-peer” relationships with students and provide academic and social-emotional support, while serving as essential resources to the school to boost student learning and achievement. Through their work in schools and communities, City Year AmeriCorps members not only make a difference in the lives of students they serve, but also acquire valuable skills that prepare them to become the next generation of civically-engaged leaders.