Providence, RI (May 2, 2012) – City Year Rhode Island, an education-focused, nonprofit whose teams of diverse young adults commit to a year of full-time service in schools, will honor Gail and Dave Mixer, at its annual Starry Starry Night gala on May 31, 2012  beginning at 6pm for registration and cocktails  at Rhode Island Convention Center, One Sabin Street Downtown Providence.  The 2012 Starry Starry Night Gala is a celebration of City Year Rhode Island corps members who work tirelessly on a daily basis to keep students in school and on track to graduate.

This year’s honorees, Gail and Dave Mixer, are being recognized for their extraordinary leadership support of City Year Rhode Island and Providence school children.

“Our annual dinner provides a fun and exciting platform for us to celebrate City Year’s corps members who work one-on-one with at-risk students and help teachers meet the scale of intervention necessary to achieve sustainable impact,” said Jennie Johnson. “It’s truly an honor for us to share their work with the entire Rhode Island community.”

“City Year corps members bring an energy and enthusiasm to our schools that children respond positively to, and they’re delivering promising results in the lives of the students they serve,” said Gail Mixer.  “While I am humbled to be an honoree of this year’s gala, the recognition belongs to the corps members who work on a daily basis to have a positive impact in students’ lives.”

City Year Rhode Island deployed 40 young adults this year to 4 schools throughout Providence.  Since 1993, City Year Rhode Island has served Rhode Island’s high-need schools keeping students in school and on track to graduate.City Year Rhode Island  depends on the support of the community. To make a donation, please visit this website:

About City Year: City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization founded in 1988 that  partners with public schools to provide full-time targeted intervention for students most at risk of dropping out.  In more than 20 communities across the United States and through two international affiliates, our teams of young AmeriCorps leaders support students by focusing on attendance, behavior, and course performance through in-class tutoring, mentoring, and after school programs that keep kids in school and on track to graduate. 

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