City Year is an education focused non-profit located in 28 cities with two international affiliates (South Africa & UK) across the country. City Year works to bridge the gap in high-poverty communities between the support that students actually need, and what their schools are designed and resourced to provide. City Year equips schools with young adults who serve a year as near-peer mentors and tutors for students. The focus of their work is in City Year ABC’s (attendance, behavior, and course performance). These young adults provide whole class support in core classes such as English and Math and one-on-one interventions. AmeriCorps members build relationships with students, staff, and administration to influence a positive school climate in the communities we serve. City Year Kansas City was founded in the fall of 2015.