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City Year unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service, giving them the skills and opportunities to change the world. As tutors, mentors and role models, these diverse young leaders help children stay in school and on track, and transform schools and communities across the United States, as well as through international affiliates in Johannesburg, South Africa and London, England.
In 1991, President George H. Bush appointed San Antonio native, Dr. Maria Hernandez Ferrier, to the Commission for National and Community Service. While serving on the commission Dr. Ferrier met Alan Khazei, co-founder of City Year. Mr. Khazei’s vision and commitment to national service inspired Dr. Ferrier and she determined that San Antonio would have the opportunity that City Year provided to youth and communities. City Year San Antonio was launched in the fall of 1995 with the support of the bipartisan Texas Commission for Volunteerism and Community Service, the City of San Antonio and regional grocer, H-E-B.
Founded in Boston in 1988, City Year has established programs in Boston; Chicago; Cleveland; Columbia, SC; Columbus; Detroit; Little Rock, Los Angeles; Louisiana; New Hampshire; New York; Philadelphia; Rhode Island; San Antonio; San José/Silicon Valley; Seattle/King County; South Africa; and Washington, DC. City Year’s National Leadership Sponsors are ARAMARK, Bank of America, Cisco Foundation, Comcast, CSX, Pepperidge Farm, Pepsi, The Timberland Company, and T-Mobile. City Year is a proud member of AmeriCorps.
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