During the 2012-2013 school year, 42 Blue Engine AmeriCorps members will partner with classroom teachers to accelerate academic achievement in four New York City public high schools serving targeted, high-need populations. At the end of the year, outcomes for the 750 students served by Blue Engine CMs will be: a 90% program completion rate, a minimum of 25 percentage point increase in the fraction of students in each grade level achieving college-ready scores on the Integrated Algebra, Geometry, and Comprehensive English Language Arts New York State Regents Examinations, and statistically significant increases in research-validated indices of intrinsic motivation and self-regulatory skill for 80% of program participations. This will prepare critical masses of students in our target population for long-term college persistence and completion. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $477,435 will be matched with $576,427.