During its first two decades of City Year, a non-profit organization, the recruitment of young adults give a year of public service has been paid. It was passed through several stages of growth, but by 2010 a new challenge and opportunity arose when City Year and its partners in a school turnaround cooperation – Diplomas Now – won a prestigious Department of Education to grant investment in innovation. This accelerated City Year role in turning around underperforming schools, but added pressur … Read more »

During its first two decades of City Year, a non-profit organization, the recruitment of young adults give a year of public service has been paid. It was passed through several stages of growth, but by 2010 a new challenge and opportunity arose when City Year and its partners in a school turnaround cooperation – Diplomas Now – won a prestigious Department of Education to grant investment in innovation. This accelerated City Year role in turning around underperforming schools, but additional pressure on the organization. New systems and practices had been developed, but more needs to be done to ensure that City Year has been in the provision of its limited resources in maintaining its funding sources and the use of proper interventions in schools more efficient. In November 2011, Jim Balfanz asked City Year President, and Michael Brown, CEO and co-founder of what the changes would mean for City Year.
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Rosabeth Moss Kanter,
James Weber
Source: Harvard Business School
29 pages.
Release Date: 28, April 2011. Prod #: 311080-PDF-ENG
City Year: The Journey HBR case solution