Thanks to the John Hancock Nonprofit Program, Citizen Schools has received 5 bib numbers for the Boston Marathon to be held on Monday, April 20, 2015!
These numbers will be used to raise much needed funds to help Citizen Schools close the opportunity and achievement gaps for low-income public middle schools students in Greater Boston. This year, Citizen Schools is partnering with six schools in Boston and Chelsea, serving over 1,400 high-need students.
About Citizen Schools
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 professionals to teach real-world learning projects and provide academic support in order to help all students discover and achieve their dreams.
Our vision is to close the opportunity and achievement gaps by expanding the learning day and engaging students in real-world learning, ensuring that all children graduate high school ready to succeed in college and careers.
Citizen Schools works with students at a critical turning point in their educational trajectory. By focusing on middle school, we capitalize on this critical developmental period and inflection point, effectively setting students' sights on high school graduation and college matriculation, while building the skills, beliefs, and networks they will need to reach those goals.
Since our inception in 1995, Citizen Schools has developed a strong track record of results. A series of rigorous independent evaluations has reported that Citizen Schools' students significantly outperform their peers on leading indicators of educational success and advancement, including attendance, grades, and on-time graduation from high school. Internal evaluations have also shown that Citizen Schools' alumni outperform their peers in college enrollment and persistence.
Citizen Schools currently partners with 32 schools in seven states, providing an additional 350+ hours annually of intensive academic and enrichment learning opportunities to approximately 5,000 students. We have developed deep volunteer partnerships with many companies including Bank of America, Fidelity, Cisco, and Google that provide our students with inspiring mentors and hands-on learning opportunities across the country.
For more information, please visit our website: www.citizenschools.org/massachusetts