Address:   308 Congress St
5th Floor
Boston, MA   02210

Mission Statement:

  Citizen Schools' mission is to close the opportunity and achievement gap by expanding the learning day and engaging students in real-world learning, ensuring that all children graduate high school ready to succeed in college and careers. In partnerships with school districts, Citizen Schools increases students' total learning time by 35-40%. Its year-long academic enrichment program creates a powerful culture of achievement school-wide, and effectively builds bridges between schools, parents and community members. Citizen Schools' goal is to prepare students for school success, college graduation, career opportunities, and community leadershistrengthened oral communication and leadership skills, and increased access to positive peers, adults and experiences that are supportive of a post-secondary education.

Since our founding in 1995, Citizen Schools has worked with hundreds of school and district leaders to improve struggling students' academic performance and set them on a college pathway. Today, the organization is shifting to an Expanded Learning Time (ELT) model to help traditional public schools serving the poorest communities dramatically improve performance. In an ELT school, all students (or all students in targeted grades) will participate in Citizen Schools' programming throughout the year.

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