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City Year Columbus

Who We Are: City Year Columbus is an education-focused nonprofit organization that partners with public schools to help keep students in school and on track to graduate. City Year AmeriCorps members commit to a year of full-time service in schools, where they work as tutors, mentors, and role models. Unlike part-time programs, City Year is woven into the fabric of the school, and AmeriCorps members respond in real-time to student academic and social-emotional needs to provide holistic services from bell to bell.

What We Do: City Year’s unique and researched-based program, Whole School Whole Child (WSWC) allows City Year to effectively integrate academic support with social-emotional mentorship, placing authentic relationship building at the center of learning. City Year AmeriCorps members play an integral role in the facilitation of the (WSWC) program by providing much-needed support to identified students across six Columbus City School (CCS) buildings. This includes offering individualized, data-driven interventions that students need to graduate and make social and economic progress.

Why We're Important: As Columbus City Schools students return for the 2022-2023 school year for traditional in-person instruction, City Year Columbus is intentionally focused on rebuilding relationships and promoting a sense of belonging and joy at school, offering personalized academic supports, social-emotional mentorship, enrichment opportunities, and leveraging trauma-sensitive supports with students. AmeriCorps members play an integral role as full-time mentors, offering individualized, culturally relevant, and data-driven interventions that place authentic relationship building at the center of learning and help to advance student outcomes.

How We Impact The Community: City Year Columbus partners with Columbus City School District to serve all day, every day throughout the school year to ensure students receive the support they need in and out of the classroom. City Year collaborates with school administrators and teachers to deliver academic interventions embedded with social emotional supports that enhance the educational experience for all students.

Our mission is to ensure that every student, especially those who face systemic inequities, has access to the resources and support they need to graduate from high school ready to enter college, join the workforce, and become leaders in Central Ohio.

How You Can Help: At City Year, we believe in the power of young people. For nearly 30 years we have partnered with you, AmeriCorps members and Columbus City Schools, to make positive change happen for our youth. Whether you support our students and corps through mentoring, supplies, or financially, your gifts mean the world to our team. For every dollar donated we can leverage nearly three dollars of support.

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350 E 1st Ave #250, Columbus, Ohio 43201


Executive Director: Adero Robinson


Managing Director of Development: Tiffany Priest


Board Chair: Synettra Coleman, VP, Business Development Manager, JPMorgan Chase


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