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City Year

Program areas | Form 990s | Financials | Vendors | Personnel | Peers

City Year is a youth development program based in Boston, MA that was founded in 1988. As of 2018 they had $160 million in revenue and $86 million in assets.

City Year is an education nonprofit organization founded in 1988 dedicated to helping students and schools succeed. The organization partners with public schools in 29 high-need communities across the U.S.

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Program areas at City Year

In-School Service In Fiscal Year 2018, more than 94% of City Year's 3224 full-time participants served on diverse teams in schools. Most of their 5,110,582 service hours were spent as tutors, mentors, and role models helping children in high-poverty schools stay in school and on track to graduate. As near-peers, corps members are uniquely able to help improve student attendance, behavior, and coursework - which research confirms are indicators of a student's likelihood of graduating from high school. See schedule O for continuation.

Physical Service All City Year locations host large-scale service events throughout the year, led by corps and staff. In Fiscal Year 2018, 26,573 citizens volunteered 42,332 hours in projects including painting murals, refurbishing schools, creating play spaces, planting community gardens, and revitalizing community centers. A physical service project completed by a City Year led team can powerfully transform a school environment or neighborhood, both by visibily improving the space with the immediate results, and also by inspiring participants to volunteer again.

Youth Civic Leadership The skills and opportunities City Year corps members received during their year of service help the more than 30,000 alumni become leaders for life who - as established by third party research - vote more, volunteer more, and are more civically engaged than their similarly-situated peers who do not do a year of service. They share their passion for civic engagement by leading students in activities that help the participants gain a better understanding of challenges facing their communities and how they can help address them. See Schedule O for continuation.

Form 990s for City Year

Fiscal year endingDate received by IRSFormPDF link
2018-06Aug 17, 2019990View PDF
2017-06Oct 16, 2018990View PDF
2016-06Oct 6, 2017990View PDF
2015-06Jul 28, 2016990View PDF
2014-06Jun 29, 2015990View PDF
...and seven more Form 990 PDFs

Financials for City Year

Total grants, contributions, etc.$158,888,447
Program services$0
Investment income and dividends$45,188
Tax-exempt bond proceeds$0
Royalty revenue$0
Net rental income$0
Net gain from sale of non-inventory assets$2,010,339
Net income from fundraising events$-854,704
Net income from gaming activities$0
Net income from sales of inventory$0
Miscellaneous revenues$243,904
Total revenues$160,333,174

Vendors for City Year

VendorServicesAmount paidDate
Microsoft ServicesSoftware2020-03-17
██████████CRM software2020-03-05
█████████Content management system software2020-03-05
█████Marketing software2020-03-05
█████████ ███████ ███████ ███ ██ ██Audit accounting2019-12-31
█████████ ███████ ████████ ███Insurance agent or broker$2,4462019-12-31
...and 19 more vendors

Personnel at City Year

NameTitleCompensationMost recent data
George NicholsPresident and Chief Executive Officer / Chair of the Governance Committee / Trustee$0May 29, 2020
Michael BrownChief Executive Officer and Founder$405,318May 29, 2020
████ █ ████████Chief Operating Officer$273,331June 30, 2018
███████ ██████████Chief Financial Officer / Chief Financial and Administrative Officer$174,311Nov. 20, 2019
███████ █████Chief Marketing Officer$239,189June 30, 2018
██████ █████ ███████Chief People Officer$238,381June 30, 2018
████████ ████████Chief Strategy Officer$270,279June 30, 2018
█████████ ██Chief Program and Design Ofcr$239,554June 30, 2018
███████ ██████Senior Vice President , Strategy and Operations$240,223June 30, 2018
██████ ██████Cfao$204,332June 30, 2018
...and two more key personnel

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