June 15 AmeriCorps City Year graduation celebration at the Palace Theatre

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MANCHESTER, NH – City Year New Hampshire will celebrate the 61 AmeriCorps members who served this year as tutors and mentors for Manchester public school students during a graduation ceremony on June 15, beginning at 3 p.m. at the Historic Palace Theatre.

Mayor Joyce Craig and Police Chief Nick Willard will address the corps members, commending them for their service to the community and schools in Manchester. Kerri St. Jean, SVP of Human Resources in the Northeast Division of Comcast will award a member with the “Comcast Spirit of City Year” award given each year to an outstanding City Year AmeriCorps member selected by his/her peers.

This year, City Year New Hampshire AmeriCorps members served full-time in eight schools alongside teachers, providing integrated academic and social-emotional supports to over 4,000 students and helping them stay on track to graduate from high school prepared for college and career success.

About City Year

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Fueled by national service, City Year partners with public schools in 28 urban, high-need communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and Johannesburg, 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 2-3 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 www.cityyear.org/newhampshire.