The U.S. Department of Education and the Corporation for National and Community Service have recognized Diplomas Now in New York and the United Way of New York City as a Together for Tomorrow (TFT) Challenge winner for the 2012-2013 school year!
Dever-McCormack’s teachers, administrators and the Diplomas Now team boosted students’ enthusiasm for being at school by sponsoring the AttenDANCE as an incentive for kids who attended school at least 95 percent of the time during the second term, which spanned about 45 school days.
Diplomas Now congratulates partner Aki Kurose Middle School in Seattle, WA for winning the national title in the 2011 Get Schooled Fall Attendance Challenge.
Earlier this summer, CIS site coordinator Karen Peters and three City Year corps members took nine 7th grade girls on a camping trip to Pocahontas State Park, more than two hours away in Richmond, Va.
With a television camera and nearly 40 journalists watching, the Diplomas Now team at Walter L. Cohen High School commenced its weekly meeting to discuss at-risk ninth graders. The first student was struggling with all three indicators—attendance, behavior and course failure—and the principal, teachers and social worker discussed what would turn him around.