City Year/AmeriCorps school year kick-off set for Sept. 14 at City Hall

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MANCHESTER, NH – Senator Hassan, Congresswoman Kuster, Mayor Craig and Chief of Police Capano will join City Year AmeriCorps members, who will pledge to dedicate a year of service to make a difference in the lives of students at City Year New Hampshire’s Opening Day ceremony, at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, September 14 at Manchester’s City Hall Aldermanic Chambers.

This event also marks the start of a weekend of service to the community in collaboration with Manchester Proud and Old Sol Alliance. On Saturday, September 15, at Henry J. McLaughlin Middle School, City Year members and community volunteers will begin a day of service engaging in neighborhood canvassing or packaging foods to benefit New Horizons.

In 29 cities nationwide, 3,000 City Year AmeriCorps members will begin their year of full-time service in more than 300 schools, providing individual, classroom and school-wide support to help students stay in school and on track to graduate, prepared for success in college and career. Diverse teams of AmeriCorps members serve full-time alongside teachers, tutoring students one-on-one, providing in-class support and organizing school-wide programs to improve academic achievement, student engagement and overall school climate.

About City Year
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 29 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide research-based student, classroom and school-wide supports to help students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts, and private philanthropy from corporations, foundations and individuals. Learn more at, City Year’s Facebook page, on Twitter, and LinkedIn.