UC Santa Cruz students have a strong desire to give back. Supporting that fact is a new ranking that includes the campus among the top 10 feeder schools for City Year’s 2013-2014 corps. This coming school year, 20 UCSC graduates will join City Year, a national organization that unites young people for a year of service in 247 high-need schools across the country.

“University of California, Santa Cruz alumni who will serve with City Year next year share a strong desire to help our nation’s students meet their potential and stay in school and on track to graduation” said Michael Brown, CEO and Co-Founder of City Year. “City Year AmeriCorps members are a dedicated, talented group of inspirational young adults who will make a real difference in the schools where they serve, gaining valuable leadership skills during their service year. We are pleased to welcome UCSC graduates to the City Year family.”

See the 2013-14 City Year/AmeriCorps rankings.

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About City Year: City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools and teachers to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. In 24 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools. Corps members provide individual support to students who need extra care and attention, focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.

About City Year and AmeriCorps: City Year is a member of the AmeriCorps national service network. AmeriCorps offers Americans of all ages the opportunity to devote a year to community-based service in areas of education, health and human needs, public safety, disaster preparedness, and the environment.