Community Partners Spotlight: Citizen Schools

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Community Partners Spotlight: Citizen Schools

Schools partner with middle schools in underserved communities to provide students opportunities to learn new skills, discover new careers and pursue new dreams

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Thursday, August 20, 2015 - 3:25pm

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By the time they reach middle school, students from upper-income families have likely spent 6,000 more hours learning than students from lower-income families. But this critical gap in education isn’t an achievement gap, it’s an opportunity gap.

Citizen Schools aims to close that gap by partnering with middle schools in underserved communities and providing students opportunities to learn new skills, discover new careers and pursue new dreams.

Volunteer Citizen Teachers, AmeriCorps members and aspiring educators make up the Citizen School faculty, filling afternoons with inspiring, hands-on learning experiences.
Founded in 1995, the schools serve more than 5,000 students through about 30 schools in seven states. The nonprofit organization plans to add another 20 schools to its service area within the next four years. American Honda Foundation is proud to support Citizen Schools and its passion to make a difference for young people across America.

American Honda Foundation focuses its efforts in the areas of youth and scientific education, with a specific focus on STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) subjects and the environment. Since its inception, the Foundation has awarded more than $34 million to organizations serving approximately 115 million people in every state in the U.S.

Learn more about Citizen Schools. Learn more about the American Honda Foundation.

 

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