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City Year Los Angeles

Our mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship. We leverage the service of our AmeriCorps members to address the inequitable distribution of educational resources across Los Angeles, which we believe strengthens our democracy and develops civic leaders and social entrepreneurs.


7 Submitted Ideas

  • CREATE ·2023 Grants Challenge

    CYLA: Building A More Equitable Future

    CYLA provides services through our signature Whole School Whole Child program, which allows us to add capacity to under-resourced schools and help meet the holistic needs of all students by integrating academic and social-emotional support throughout the school day. Teams of diverse CYLA AmeriCorps Members serve full-time in schools alongside teachers as Student Success Coaches, connecting with students and providing evidence-based academic and social-emotional support to help students and schools succeed.

  • LEARN ·2021 Grants Challenge

    City Year Los Angeles Whole School Whole Child Program

    City Year believes all children can succeed. Every day, our AmeriCorps members serve as student success coaches, helping students build on their strengths and cultivate social, emotional and academic skills - from mastering fractions to learning to work in teams. City Year partners with schools in under-resourced communities to create learning environments where all students have the tools to grow and fully engage in their education.

  • LEARN ·2020 Grants Challenge

    City Year Inglewood USD Expansion

    This school year, City Year Los Angeles partnered for the first time with the Inglewood Unified School District (IUSD). Inglewood is prioritizing City Year as part of their turnaround strategy to help further the district’s mission to nurture, educate and graduate students who are self-responsible and self-disciplined. This grant would support City Year’s continued presence in its two IUSD pilot schools - Crozier Middle School and Woodworth-Monroe Academy - with a long-term plan to expand onto more Inglewood campuses.

  • LEARN ·2019 Grants Challenge

    City Year Los Angeles - Whole School Whole Child

    City Year Los Angeles unites young leaders of all backgrounds, known as AmeriCorps members, for a year of full-time service to help students succeed and stay on-track to graduate. AmeriCorps members monitor attendance, guide students through their social-emotional development and provide students with data-driven, individualized interventions in math and English. AmeriCorps members also help schools establish a positive culture and climate where students are encouraged to reach their potential.

  • CONNECT ·2018 Grants Challenge

    Imagine. Recruit. Transform. Inspire.

    City Year Los Angeles connects Angelenos across the city to beautify school campuses, making them more welcoming, vibrant places for students to learn.

  • LEARN ·2016 Grants Challenge

    Bringing STEM to City Year After-School Programs in Boyle Heights and Pico-Union

    In the next five years, nearly 1 million California STEM jobs will need to be filled. City Year will pilot a STEM curriculum in 3 high schools to better prepare our students for these opportunities.

  • LEARN ·2014 Grants Challenge
    🎉 Winner

    City Year Los Angeles Expansion into two PLAS High Schools: Jordan and Roosevelt

    City Year LA and Partnership for LA Schools will build on our successful partnership by expanding to Roosevelt HS and Jordan HS.