1. City Year and Diplomas Now

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    Diplomas Now works with non-profits such as City Year, Talent Development and Communities in Schools to benefit students, their schools and their communities. For students, this means graduating with a meaningful diploma ready for the future. For schools, it means raising achievement scores and graduation rates and letting teachers teach by providing extra adults to help meet students’ social and emotional needs. For the community, it means decreased dropout rates, a better trained workforce and new generation of local leaders. Operating in a growing number of middle and high schools, Diplomas Now is an i3 grant-winning, public-private partnership between three major national nonprofits, local school districts and our funders.

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    • American Graduate - Leah Dienger & Zack Richardson

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      WFSU Dimensions interview

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      • City Year's work in schools

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        Every 26 seconds a student gives up on school in America. City Year corps members are helping to keep students In School & On Track - one student, one classroom, one school at a time. give a year. change the world. http://www.cityyear.org

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        • Cristhian's BUILD Story

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          Cristhian grew up in South Boston with a single mother and older brothers involved in drugs. Family issues flooded into his relationships with others ("I kind of just blocked people") and his academics: "There was a point in time where I had straight A's," he says, but his grades "just fell." Watch this video to see Cristhian's transformation into a successful youth entrepreneur and leader, and learn about BUILD's innovative model for stopping our nationwide dropout crisis.

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          • Schools look to technical and career programs to lower dropout rates

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            Marietta High School students consider changes to high school curriculum to keep failing youth engaged.

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            • See Change: Samera

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              This year, Critical Exposure’s Fellowship Program participated in our first ever Multimedia Workshop. The workshop partnered each fellow with a professional photojournalist to create a 2-4 minute multimedia story comprised of our students’ photos, audio and video. The nine-hour, weekend workshop involved software program introductions, 1:1 work, and group critiques. At the end of the day, students emerged with: nearly completed multimedia pieces; a solid understanding of computer programs (such as Garage Band, Soundslides, and Final Cut Pro); and new mentors. Since the workshop, students have worked with Critical Exposure staff to put final touches on their pieces and to organize them into one larger story. We believe that these individual stories, once combined, will create a dialogue about the diverse range of issues facing high school students on the path to graduation, as well as provide concrete suggestions for ways that schools can face these issues head-on. This workshop could not have happened without the incredible support and dedication of our professional mentors: Amanda Lucidon, Mike Zemrose, Bethany Swain, Shea Craighead, Whitney Shefte, and Andrew Harnik.

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              • Alma's Story

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                In the spring of 2009 I produced this audio slideshow as part of my UC Berkeley J-School master's thesis project on California's dropout crisis. In it, Richmond, California resident Alma Miller tells her story about how dropping out of high school 22 years ago impacted her life, and about her effort to obtain her GED.

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                • Tequila's Story

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                  In the spring of 2009 I produced this audio slideshow as part of my UC Berkeley J-School master's thesis project on California's dropout crisis. In it Oakland, California resident Tequila Leaks talks about how dropping out of school several years earlier has affected her life, and how she is working on earning her GED.

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                  • See Change: Davonna

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                    This year, Critical Exposure’s Fellowship Program participated in our first ever Multimedia Workshop. The workshop partnered each fellow with a professional photojournalist to create a 2-4 minute multimedia story comprised of our students’ photos, audio and video. The nine-hour, weekend workshop involved software program introductions, 1:1 work, and group critiques. At the end of the day, students emerged with: nearly completed multimedia pieces; a solid understanding of computer programs (such as Garage Band, Soundslides, and Final Cut Pro); and new mentors. Since the workshop, students have worked with Critical Exposure staff to put final touches on their pieces and to organize them into one larger story. We believe that these individual stories, once combined, will create a dialogue about the diverse range of issues facing high school students on the path to graduation, as well as provide concrete suggestions for ways that schools can face these issues head-on. This workshop could not have happened without the incredible support and dedication of our professional mentors: Amanda Lucidon, Mike Zemrose, Bethany Swain, Shea Craighead, Whitney Shefte, and Andrew Harnik.

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                    • See Change: Shalom

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                      This year, Critical Exposure’s Fellowship Program participated in our first ever Multimedia Workshop. The workshop partnered each fellow with a professional photojournalist to create a 2-4 minute multimedia story comprised of our students’ photos, audio and video. The nine-hour, weekend workshop involved software program introductions, 1:1 work, and group critiques. At the end of the day, students emerged with: nearly completed multimedia pieces; a solid understanding of computer programs (such as Garage Band, Soundslides, and Final Cut Pro); and new mentors. Since the workshop, students have worked with Critical Exposure staff to put final touches on their pieces and to organize them into one larger story. We believe that these individual stories, once combined, will create a dialogue about the diverse range of issues facing high school students on the path to graduation, as well as provide concrete suggestions for ways that schools can face these issues head-on. This workshop could not have happened without the incredible support and dedication of our professional mentors: Amanda Lucidon, Mike Zemrose, Bethany Swain, Shea Craighead, Whitney Shefte, and Andrew Harnik.

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