Project Rousseau

Project Rousseau is a New York based non-profit organisation working with some of the most disadvantaged high school students in the USA. City of London School is delighted to be working in partnership with them to host an inaugural exchange in January 2017. At present, four Project Rousseau students will come to London in January to be hosted by City boys for a week long visit. City is honoured to be able to partner with Project Rousseau to help enrich the lives of their students by expanding their minds and horizons.

In return, City boys have access to a fantastic internship programme in New York as well as the opportunity to take up a paid Gap-Year position working for the charity.

Founded in 2011, and currently working with 1500 students across the states, the Project Rousseau mission is to simultaneously improve access to education and to raise academic outcomes amongst the country’s most underserved and high potential youth.

They achieve this by delivering mentoring, academic support, community service programs and international cultural exchanges for the young people referred to them. They take a holistic approach to their students' education and development because they believe that academic problems rarely have academic causes. All of their students are living well below the poverty line. A growing portion of their student body is comprised of homeless, foster care and Native American Reservation students. For more details about the organisation please visit:

CLS is honoured to be able to partner with Project Rousseau to help enrich the lives of their students by expanding their minds and horizons

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