EVENT DATE: May 16, 2016
DEADLINE TO GIVE: Jun 30, 2016
Citizens for Citizens Schools (C4CS) is an annual grassroots campaign in which Citizen Schools California staff, volunteers, and board members commit to raising funds by sharing our mission with their friends, family, and colleagues!
Citizen Schools California is dedicated to helping all children discover and achieve their dreams. We partner with middle schools in low-income Bay Area communities to provide a longer learning day rich with opportunities. Our deep partnerships with schools connect the resources of communities, companies, governments, and philanthropists, unlocking the potential of young people and putting them on a trajectory toward success in high school, college, and career.
Your gift will help us reach more students to make a real impact in their lives! By providing RELEVANCE, VOLUNTEERS, and RESOURCES, Citizen Schools creates impact in:
- English Language Arts and math proficiency by supporting the classroom teachers during the school day;
- High school readiness by providing academic and homework support, hands-on learning experiences, family engagement, and field trips to college campuses, companies (like Google, Cisco, and SanDisk), and other community institutions;
- College and career readiness 61% of Citizen Schools alumni are enrolled in college (compared to 41% of their national peers). Our students are twice as likely to participate in college and career activities;
- Citizen Schools students gain up to 5 months of learning per year;
- More than 80% of students who participate in STEM-focused apprenticeships express interest in a STEM career, compared to only one-third of 8th grade students nationally.
Your support, at any level, will deliver inspiration and hands-on opportunity for nearly 800 middle school students attending high-poverty schools in the Bay Area.