As part of our National Leadership Summit in Washington, D.C. Jon Schnur of America’s Alliance moderated a panel of leaders in education. The final question asked was:
“Ten years from now, what would you want to be able to be announcing?”
Here is what they had to say:
“In every city that City Year exists, there is a leader who ten years before was one of your students who was off track and at risk.” – Michele Cahill, VP for National Program & Program Director of Urban Education, Carnegie Corporation of New York and Trustee, City Year, Inc.
“A new long-term impact goal because this one was achieved.” – Dr. Robert Balfanz, Research Scientist, Johns Hopkins Talent Development
“Every child in America has a quality education because City Year was there for the students who needed them.” – Stacey Stewart, Executive Vice President of Community Impact, United Way Worldwide
“We not only changd the arc of many lives, but we changed the arc of the country.” – John Gomperts, President and CEO, America’s Promise Alliance
“High school graduation rate in Jacksonville is 80-90% and City Year is now a global organization impacting the world.” – Mayor Alvin Brown, City of Jacksonville, Florida