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City Year

Help students become who they'll be tomorrow.

four stars

93.18

287 Columbus Avenue Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 927-2500   Web Site
EIN: 22-2882549

Board Leadership
David L. Cohen
Chair

CEO
Jim Balfanz
CEO

  Score
(out of 100)
Rating
Overall Score & Rating 93.18 four stars
  Financial 90.36 four stars
  Accountability & Transparency 100.00 four stars
This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.

City Year's mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship.

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. 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. City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa.

City Year's mission is to build democracy through citizen service, civic leadership and social entrepreneurship.

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. 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. City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa.

Impact & Results Score

Score
100/100
Program Name: Whole School Whole Child Program
Program Name: Whole School Whole Child Program

Note: The Impact & Results score currently has no effect on the nonprofit's Star Rating.

The Impact & Results score is a measure of how well a nonprofit delivers on its stated mission. To issue a score, Charity Navigator estimates the actual impact the nonprofit has on the lives of those it serves, and determines whether it is making good use of donor resources to achieve that impact. Learn more about our Impact & Results methodology here.

Program Activities
City Year aims to improve the graduation rates of students by training 18-25 year olds to serve as near-peer mentors in schools. Through its Whole School Whole Child model, corps members work to build relationships with students and serve as both in-class aids and after-school tutors.
Impact Statement
$550 improves a student's educational achievement by the equivalent of an additional 2 months of learning in math and English.
Assessment Benchmark
Impact & Results scores of student mentoring programs are based on the cost of a month of learning to schools. Programs receive an Impact & Results score of 100 if they are less than 75% the cost of a month of learning and a score of 75 if they are less than 125%. If a nonprofit reports impact but doesn't meet the benchmark for cost-effectiveness, it earns a score of 50.
Methodology
ImpactMatters analyzed publicly available data to rate the cost-effectiveness of City Year.
Data Source
Outcome data collected through a Policy Studies Associates analysis. The analysis compared the educational achievement in English and math of students at schools with City Year corps members to students at schools without City Year corps members. We translate these findings into additional months of learning.
Method for Attributing Outcomes
The Policy Studies Associates analysis presents its findings on how the outcome of the treatment group (students at schools with City Year corps members) differs from the outcomes of the comparison group (students at schools without City Year corps members). To do so, the analysis matched City Year and non-City Year schools on demographic and performance characteristics, and compared schools that matched on those characteristics.
Details
Analysis conducted by ImpactMatters and published in August, 2020.
This impact information is current as of September 2020, when it was provided to us by ImpactMatters. At this time, Impact information published on this organization's page has no effect on its rating per our methodology.

Financial

four stars

90.36

Accountability & Transparency

four stars

100.00

This rating was published 12/23/2020 and includes data from FY2019, the most recent 990 received at that time.
Overall Rating Chart
  Program Expenses
(Percent of the charity's total expenses spent on the programs
and services it delivers)
81.5%
  Administrative Expenses 8.9%
  Fundraising Expenses 9.5%
  Fundraising Efficiency $0.09
  Working Capital Ratio (years) 0.44
  Program Expenses Growth 6.9%
  Liabilities to Assets 18.3%
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City Year on recent 990s filed with the IRS.
All data for Financial Performance Metrics calculations was provided by City Year on recent 990s filed with the IRS.

Highly Rated

Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City Year (MA) 93.18 four stars
SBP (LA) 100.00 four stars
New York Cares (NY) 87.12 three stars
Delivering Good (NY) 94.69 four stars
All Hands and Hearts Smart Response (MA) 96.66 four stars

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REVENUE  
Contributions  
   Contributions, Gifts & Grants $82,168,397
   Federated Campaigns $254,786
   Membership Dues $0
   Fundraising Events $7,473,338
   Related Organizations $0
   Government Grants $83,130,982
Total Contributions $173,027,503
   Program Service Revenue $0
Total Primary Revenue $173,027,503
   Other Revenue $-416,875
TOTAL REVENUE $172,610,628
   
EXPENSES  
   Program Expenses $137,081,822
   Administrative Expenses $14,081,028
   Fundraising Expenses $15,862,240
TOTAL FUNCTIONAL EXPENSES $167,025,090
   
Payments to Affiliates $0
Excess (or Deficit) for the year $5,585,538
   
Net Assets $76,012,250

Program names and associated costs are listed for the top programs as reported on the charity's most recently filed Form 990. The top programs displayed will include the largest three programs, or those programs covering at least 60% of the charity's total expenses, whichever comes first.

Program Name Amount Spent % of Program Expenses
In-School Service $74,024,184 54.0%
Youth Civic Leadership $58,945,183 43.0%
Physical Service $4,112,455 3.0%

Ratings History
City Year has received 17 consecutive 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.

Form 990 FYE Date Published Overall Score Overall Rating
CN 2.1
2019-06 12/23/2020 93.18 four stars
2018-06 10/01/2019 91.21 four stars
2017-06 12/21/2018 92.67 four stars
2016-06 03/01/2018 92.78 four stars
2015-06 12/22/2017 93.78 four stars
2015-06 10/01/2016 93.17 four stars
2014-06 06/01/2016 93.13 four stars
 
CN 2.0
2014-06 11/01/2015 94.29 four stars
2013-06 11/01/2014 95.11 four stars
2012-06 12/20/2013 95.06 four stars
2011-06 09/01/2012 96.82 four stars
2010-06 09/20/2011 96.92 four stars
 
CN 1.0
2009-06 09/01/2010 93.24 four stars
2008-06 03/01/2010 93.27 four stars
2007-06 06/01/2009 95.67 four stars
2006-06 12/15/2007 94.16 four stars
2005-06 12/01/2006 95.67 four stars
2004-06 01/01/2006 91.73 four stars
2003-06 10/01/2004 90.07 four stars
2002-06 08/01/2003 84.65 three stars

The data displayed on this tab is provided by the IRS in the form of Publication 78 and the Business Master File (BMF).

EIN 22-2882549
Name in IRS Master File CITY YEAR INC
NTEE Code Z99
NTEE Classification Unknown
NTEE Type Unknown
Classification Charitable Organization
Subsection 501(c)(3)  (View the list of codes)
Activities (408) Community service organization
Foundation Status Organization which receives a substantial part of its support from a governmental unit or the general public   170(b)(1)(A)(vi)
Deductibility Contributions are deductible
Affiliation Independent - the organization is an independent organization or an independent auxiliary (i.e., not affiliated with a National, Regional, or Geographic grouping of organizations).
Group Name [Not Applicable]
Ruling Date May, 1988
Filing Requirement 990 (all other) or 990EZ return
Fiscal Year End June
IRS Forms 990
(provided courtesy of Foundation Center)
(Log In or Register Now to View Forms 990!)
  • June, 2017
  • June, 2016
  • June, 2015
  • June, 2014
  • June, 2013
Compensation % of Expenses Paid to Title
$437,372 0.26% Michael Brown CEO & Co-Founder

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Charity Name & State Overall Score Overall Rating
City Year (MA) 93.18 four stars
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God's Pit Crew (VA) 89.18 three stars
SBP (LA) 100.00 four stars
Convoy of Hope (MO) 94.38 four stars

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Charity Contact Info

City Year
287 Columbus Avenue
Boston, MA 02116
tel: (617) 927-2500
fax: (617) 927-2510
EIN: 22-2882549

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Board Leadership

David L. Cohen
Chair

CEO

Jim Balfanz
CEO

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