Every 26 seconds in America a student drops out of high school, resulting in more than one million high school student dropouts every year.
In Chicago, public school students are at even greater risk than the national average:
· Only 52.2% of Chicago Public Schools students graduate from high school in four years.
· Only 38% of African-American males in Chicago earn a diploma compared to the national average of 48%.
During the 2012-2013 school year 188 City Year corps members – more than ever before – will work in 20 Chicago Public Schools to help students succeed by providing critically needed services to some of Chicago’s most underserved youth.
At City Year, teams of diverse young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for 10 months working to improve student attendance, behavior and course performance. In addition to helping schools and students succeed, City Year corps members engage community members and corporate partners in physical service projects such as renovating schools, painting murals, planting gardens, and creating playspaces. Corps members are tutors, mentors and role models.
“Thank you for your generous gift of $500 in support of the young men and women of City Year who give a year and change the world,” says Lisa Morrison Butler, Executive Director at City Year Chicago. “Your generosity helps City Year establish that service to community and country is an important part of how our nation will help address the significant challenges facing students and schools.”
Wine & Stein 2012 was held on October 18, 2012 from 6:00-9:00PM at Mars Gallery in Chicago, IL. The event was hosted by the City Year Chicago Associate Board.
For more information, visit http://www.cityyear.org/
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