Challenges and Opportunities: Student and Practitioner Experiences During COVID-19

Jul 01, 2021 | by
  • Description

This report elevates the voices of those closest to the work—students, AmeriCorps members and teachers – to bring to life their extraordinary efforts to support student success. It draws insights from City Year's work across the country and highlights how three City Year sites and Compass Academy (a charter public middle school in Denver cofounded by City Year, Johns Hopkins University School of Education, and the Denver community in 2015) have adjusted their practices to respond to the unique challenges that students are facing in the wake of COVID-19- induced school closures.

The primary sources of data for this research project were eight focus groups, two interviews, and one student survey. Secondary data sources for this project include Compass Academy artifacts, 2020-2021 Compass Academy Mid-Year Survey results as well as the 2020-2021 City Year AmeriCorps member, teacher and principal survey results.