Non-profit

City Year

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Website:

www.cityyear.org/

Location:

BOSTON, MA

Tax ID:

22-2882549

Tax-Exempt Status:

501(c)(3)

Budget (2016):

Revenue: $146,121,099
Expenses: $140,016,984
Assets: $78,190,205

Formation:

1988

President:

Michael Brown

City Year is an education organization that places young adult volunteers in public schools and grants its staff student loans. It operates as an AmeriCorps program and receives most of its funding from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) and AmeriCorps in the form of federal grants. [1] City Year has operations in 28 U.S. cities, England and South Africa. [2]

Operations

CNCS, the parent organization to AmeriCorps and City Year funnels money into both using federal funds and federal grants like the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. [3]

Once City Year employees complete a minimum 11-month tenure and leave City Year, they become eligible to apply for a federally funded Segal Education Award through AmeriCorps. [4]

History

In 1992, then-President Bill Clinton worked with City Year founders Michael Brown and Alan Khazei to create AmeriCorps through the National and Community Service Trust Act of 1993. [5] In 2001, Clinton organized with former President of South Africa Nelson Mandela a City Year program in Johannesburg, which was founded by 2005. [6] City Year opened three locations in the United Kingdom in 2010, 2013, and 2015.

In early 2019 the Milwaukee chapter of City Year hosted an annual dinner that was co-hosted by Alex Lasry, who worked in the White House for the Obama administration. [7] [8]

Partnerships

In 2017, City Year partnered with K&L Gates LLP, one of the largest law firms in the U.S. K&L Gates donates to and politically advocates for left-wing organizations. [9] [10]

In early 2019, Serve DC missed the deadline to apply for more than $3.5 million in grants for public schools and organizations, which included $2.8 million in compensation for 190 City Year staff in Washington, D.C. Samantha Jo Warfield of the CNCS noted “Whatever their explanation was, not only was it not submitted on time, but it didn’t meet the justification for extenuating circumstances.” [11]

In June 2019, City Year accepted sponsorship from the bank BNY Mellon. [12]

Donor Organizations

  • Adobe Foundation
  • Aramark
  • AT&T
  • Bain Capital
  • Bank of America
  • Celanese Foundation
  • Cicso Foundation
  • Comcast NBCUniversal
  • CSX Transportation
  • Deloitte
  • Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation
  • New York Life Foundation
  • Microsoft
  • PepsiCo Foundation
  • Red Nose Day

References

  1. Staff. “City Year, IAVA Founders Stepping Down.” The Non Profit Times. January 29, 2019. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://www.thenonprofittimes.com/people/city-year-iava-founders-stepping-down/ ^
  2. “City Year.” Idealist. 2019. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://www.idealist.org/en/nonprofit/c21c5a2e9a774128b435cfde36e099fb-city-year-boston ^
  3. “Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.” Corporation for National and Community Service. 2019. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/segal-americorps-education-award ^
  4. “Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.” City Year Alumni. 2018. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://alumni.cityyear.org/page/Ed_Award ^
  5. “City Year Celebrates 25 Year Legacy with President Bill Clinton.” City Year. May 30, 2014. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://www.cityyear.org/blog/city-year-celebrates-25-year-legacy-president-bill-clinton ^
  6. Pfeiffer, Sacha. “Mandela’s Role In Bringing Boston-Based City Year To South Africa.” WBUR News. December 6, 2013. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://www.wbur.org/news/2013/12/06/nelson-mandela-city-year ^
  7. Anderson, Lauren. “City Year Milwaukee’s 2019 annual dinner.” Biz Times. May 24, 2019. Accessed September 19, 2019.  https://biztimes.com/city-year-milwaukees-2019-annual-dinner/ ^
  8. “Alex Lasry.” LinkedIn. 2019. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://www.linkedin.com/in/alexanderlasry/ ^
  9. “K&L Gates Partners with Nonprofit City Year to Promote Literacy and Support America’s Future Lawyers.” K&L Gates. January 18, 2017. Accessed September 19, 2019. http://www.klgates.com/kl-gates-partners-with-nonprofit-city-year-to-promote-literacy-and-support-americas-future-lawyers-01-18-2017/ ^
  10. “K&L Gates.” The Center for Responsive Politics. 2019. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://www.opensecrets.org/lobby/firmsum.php?id=D000000766&year=2017 ^
  11. Nirappil, Fenit and Stein, Perry. “D.C. education programs risk losing aid worth millions because city missed deadline.” The Washington Post. April 4, 2019. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://www.washingtonpost.com/local/dc-politics/dc-government-forfeits-millions-in-americorps-dollars-after-missing-deadline/2019/04/04/0a8d18e2-5645-11e9-8ef3-fbd41a2ce4d5_story.html ^
  12. “Giving Students a Chance to Code with City Year.” BNY Mellon. June 2019. Accessed September 19, 2019. https://www.bnymellon.com/us/en/who-we-are/global-philanthropy/giving-students-a-chance-to-code-with-city-year.jsp ^

Directors, Employees & Supporters

  1. Alan Khazei
    Former CEO

Coalition Memberships

  1. Voices for National Service
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Nonprofit Information

  • Accounting Period: June - May
  • Tax Exemption Received: May 1, 1988

  • Available Filings

    Period Form Type Total revenue Total functional expenses Total assets (EOY) Total liabilities (EOY) Unrelated business income? Total contributions Program service revenue Investment income Comp. of current officers, directors, etc. Form 990
    2016 Jun Form 990 $146,121,099 $140,016,984 $78,190,205 $15,239,818 N $146,249,963 $0 $136,864 $1,078,755
    2015 Jun Form 990 $140,778,529 $138,194,259 $73,287,553 $15,523,416 N $140,974,866 $0 $125,163 $1,040,636 PDF
    2014 Jun Form 990 $125,229,294 $124,263,916 $69,861,408 $14,018,235 N $124,814,688 $0 $146,801 $1,042,478 PDF
    2013 Jun Form 990 $114,653,095 $111,292,490 $69,588,300 $15,207,856 N $114,241,805 $0 $142,199 $955,784 PDF
    2012 Jun Form 990 $91,826,129 $88,968,258 $64,222,710 $14,313,902 N $91,715,090 $0 $97,995 $941,307 PDF
    2011 Jun Form 990 $83,740,493 $73,877,630 $62,350,450 $14,650,860 N $83,788,931 $0 $206,260 $867,802 PDF

    Additional Filings (PDFs)

    City Year

    287 COLUMBUS AVE
    BOSTON, MA 02116-5334