City Year Chicago

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Education & Literacy


303 E WackerSuite 2750Chicago, IL 60601 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

The mission of City Year Chicago (CYCHI) is to advance educational equity & empower under-resourced communities by providing learning environments that maximize student potential, while developing & deploying the next generation of civic-minded change agents.


City Year was founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year is an education focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service to keep students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year's 21 urban locations across the United States and two international affiliates, teams of trained young people called corps members serve full-time in schools for the academic year as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of dropping out, corps members are uniquely able to help students and schools succeed.


Would you recommend City Year Chicago?
2 reviews Write a review
by Kevin P. (February 1, 2018)
Love volunteering with CY Chi! They are always well organized and high energy
by Shawnkeisha S. (January 30, 2017)
They left their post up although they had been full for some time.

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