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City Year Los Angeles

This School Problem Belongs to All of Us

Andrew Hauptman | Posted 11.04.2014 | Education
Andrew Hauptman

If you know in advance that you are going to make a significant return on an investment, how do you not invest? And when that investment is in kids' lives, we have a remarkable opportunity to impact a generation -- and a moral obligation to do so.

Service: Unlocking Our Nation's Potential

Andrew Hauptman | Posted 11.10.2013 | Impact
Andrew Hauptman

More and more young people across the country are saying "yes" to service, and for those fortunate enough to serve, their work is paying off. However, there are not enough opportunities for most young people to turn their ideals into action.

Unlocking Student Potential

John Deasy | Posted 10.28.2012 | Los Angeles
John Deasy

Every student has the potential to succeed. Inside each one of them is a doctor, lawyer, teacher, or rocket scientist. But what does it take to unlock that potential?

PHOTOS: Meet The Young Adults Charged With Turning Around LA Schools

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 12.07.2011 | Los Angeles

For the first time this week, the Occupy LA protesters weren't the most radical presence at City Hall agitating for change and social reform. Inste...

"Giving a Year to Change the World, One Student at a Time"

Hahn Chang | Posted 08.08.2011 | Los Angeles
Hahn Chang

City Year is not about a magic potion to cure all of our students' problems in a night. Instead it is about showing up everyday to the schools, believing in our students and working tirelessly to help them succeed.

PHOTOS: Hollywood Pays Tribute To 'Year Of Service' Program

The Huffington Post | Anna Almendrala | Posted 06.25.2011 | Los Angeles

Even though City Year Los Angeles, an educational non-profit, was founded in 2007, they just held their first fundraising dinner last Saturday. For th...

Young People 'Make Real the Promises of Democracy'

Stephen Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Salinas

By fighting for these students and believing their success is possible, our corps members are helping to raise up the next generation.

Why I Serve

Stephen Salinas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Stephen Salinas

At 21, after becoming the first in my family to graduate from college, I decided to dedicate a year of my life to serving my community.

The 'Privilege' Of Good Education: Restoring The Right To Learn

Audrey Kuo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Education
Audrey Kuo

The current "education moment" is only going to be effective if we can hold it, and transform current interest into a sustained effort with multiple solutions. One of the potential solutions is national service, through organizations such as City Year.

Joining the Fight Against the High School Dropout Crisis

Audrey Kuo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Audrey Kuo

In the next few weeks, millions of high school students will celebrate more than a decade of hard work in graduation ceremonies across the country. And more than a million more will not.

City Year And EIF Tackle Education And Keeping Kids In School

HuffPost | Jonathan Daniel Harris | Posted 05.25.2011 | Impact

For nearly seven decades, the Entertainment Industry Foundation (EIF) has promoted charitable endeavors (primarily on health and educational issues) t...

Teaching My Kids the Importance of Service

Andrew Hauptman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Andrew Hauptman

This past Saturday, 48 families gathered at Grand View Elementary School in West Los Angeles, where we picked up paintbrushes and got to work helping to transform the campus.