City Year Chicago
18th Annual Ripples of Hope Awards Dinner
The Ripples of Hope Dinner raises essential revenue directed to training diverse young leaders to serve as tutors, mentors and role models – helping students stay in school and on track to graduate from high school, ready for college and career success.
City Year is an education-focused nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that partners with public schools and teachers to help keep students in school and on track to succeed. In 27 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, this innovative public-private partnership brings together teams of young AmeriCorps members who commit to a year of full-time service in schools.
In Chicago, 230 corps members provide individual support to more than 3,000 students in 26 Chicago Public Schools who need extra care and attention, focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs.