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A City Education: Learning With Students by Practicing Inclusivity

Students must understand how necessary keeping an open heart and open mind becomes when approaching social justice or human rights issues.

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A City Education: Engaging Families Ensures Student Achievement

It really does takes a village to raise a child.


I can honestly say that if my parents did not take an active role in my education, I wouldn't have made it where I am today. It takes a lot of time, energy, and sacrifices to understand what a child needs and know the best ways to support them. I am forever grateful to my family for their dedication to my success. I know that I am one of the lucky ones.

In communities across the nation where City Year teams serve, parents often struggle just to make ends meet. In Chicago's Greater Grand Crossing community, where Dulles School of Excellence is located, 30 percent of households are single-mother households. This, combined with other socioeconomic challenges makes it understandable the last thing on a parent's mind is his or her child’s Algebra homework.

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A City Education: Let Students Create an Environment That Fosters Learning

Time spent with students in small groups provides an excellent opportunity for our corps members to activate each student's leadership potential.

Through A City Education, City Year corps members share their experiences working as tutors and mentors in schools in hopes of closing the opportunity gap and ending the dropout crisis.

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