City Year on the op-ed page

This week is shaping up to be huge for national service and City Year. Service Nation is right around the corner.

Please read a brand spanking new editorial from the Boston Globe written by Dr. Robert Balfanz, a research scientist, and co-director of the Everyone Graduates Center at Johns Hopkins University and Michael Brown the CEO and co-founder of City Year.

“Volunteering to get tomorrow’s dropouts on track”

“We know where help is needed most. Research shows 15 percent of high schools produce more than 50 percent of the nation’s dropouts. Students starting at these 2,000 high schools typically come from middle schools at which children are already falling off the graduation track.”

the rest here

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