Posted on September 23, 2013
To help City Year New York bring Diplomas Now, a promising model for transforming struggling schools and reversing the high school dropout crisis, to New York City. Diplomas Now is a collaboration of three organizations — Johns Hopkins University’s Talent Development, City Year and Communities In Schools — each one with proven track records in improving student achievement. In 2010, Diplomas Now was awarded an I3 (Investment in Innovation) Validation Grant from the U.S. Department of Education to expand to 60 additional schools nationally over the next 3 years. City Year New York, the lead agency in New York, will deploy AmeriCorps Members to serve as tutors, mentors and afterschool instructors to support this effort. Combining efforts, Diplomas Now works in partnership with school leadership and teachers to provide students with the range and intensity of supports required to keep them in school and on track to graduate.