Heroes of the Week: City Year Milwaukee AmeriCorps Members
The organization now has three international affiliates and operates in 25 U.S. locations at more than 240 schools, including Milwaukee. According to City Year, Milwaukee Public Schools has a graduation rate of around 62%, which is much lower than the state rate of 88%, and more than 80% of Milwaukee students qualify for free or reduced-rate lunch. City Year Milwaukee (648 N. Plankinton Ave., Suite 190) is striving to reduce the dropout rate of these at-risk students and 98% of area teachers agreed or strongly agreed that City Year Milwaukee corps members improved their students’ overall academic performance.
learn more about City Year Milwaukee, joining the AmeriCorps team or bringing
City Year’s program to your school, visit cityyear.org/Milwaukee or call