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Educating Children, Strengthening Communities. Citizen Schools mobilizes ordinary citizens to create extraordinary enrichment and academic opportunities for low-income children to erase the income-based achievement gap.
Citizen Schools is a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. Citizen Schools mobilizes a team of AmeriCorps educators and volunteer "Citizen Teachers" to teach real-world learning projects and provide academic support in order to help all students discover and achieve their dreams.
Citizen Schools is re-imagining the middle school experience for low income students, ensuring that each child has the academic support, hands-on learning experiences and mentorship required to combat the opportunity gap and position them for success in high school, college and as productive and inspired members of American society. By partnering with Citizen Schools, public districts add on average 400 hours of instructional time to the school day; complementing traditional lessons with hands-on learning opportunities, academic support and structured homework time. Citizen Schools programming also builds non-cognitive or social and emotional skills through interactions with caring adults introduced to the school as Citizen Teachers, who run apprenticeships, and AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows, who are available to students both during traditional and extended school hours.
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