Description & History
Citizen Schools is a non-profit organization whose mission is to connect everyday student learning to college and career through community engagement. Citizen Teachers lead 11-week hands-on learning projects called apprenticeships. Apprenticeships introduce students to new careers that are in demand in today’s economy. The apprenticeship options are endless: creating web pages, performing a theatre production, engineering their own cars, proposing an entrepreneurial business plan, or painting a mural. These programs inspire and expose underprivileged students in low-income schools to new and exciting careers while equipping them with the skills that need to be developed to pursue these careers, and break free from the cycle of poverty.