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A City Education: Maintaining Morale When Your School's Being Closed

Students at Chicago's Lafayette Elementary have engaged in marches, called politicians, and attended school board meetings to save their school.

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A City Education: Losing a Student to Chicago's Horrific Gun Violence Epidemic

The murder of a 14-year-old student hits the City Year Chicago community.


In our A City Education series, 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.

When I joined City Year Chicago in 2011, it never crossed my mind that while working with young people I could actually lose a student to gun violence.

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A City Education: Youth Have the Power to Change a School Culture

Even though they're young, City Year corps members are positively influencing the culture of their schools.

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