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Serve with City Year

Serve for a year in a high-need community. Regard it as a skill-building gap year. 

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Join the Corps and Your Corps Experience for information on what you would be doing

How to Apply for deadlines, and information on the application and selection process

Serving as a City Year AmeriCorps member is a complex and challenging, yet rewarding commitment. Your role is designed to help students build the social-emotional and academic skills to achieve their goals. Programs involve both youth development work and academic interventions. 

City Year helps students build an ever-expanding sense of who they are, why they matter and who they want to become. You’ll be responsible for supporting students by helping them learn about themselves, what they’re interested in and what they’re capable of doing. 

Our AmeriCorps members leverage their unique relationships with students to provide academic interventions, especially in math and literacy.

As a City Year AmeriCorps member, you’ll work long days within a complex school system with many partners and stakeholders. You will manage relationships and expectations with teammates, school staff, partner teachers, students, families and the school district.

Schools were designed to provide additional supports for only 15% of students, but in high-need communities, 50% or more of students need additional support. As an AmeriCorps member you will help bridge the gap between what students need and what schools are designed to provide. With a holistic approach, City Year serves students, schools and entire communities.



As a City Year AmeriCorps member, you'll not only make an impact in the lives of students and communities you serve, but you'll also grow as an individual. During your 11 months of service, you'll gain valuable training and professional development experience that will prepare you for a career in any field. You'll receive various financial benefits such as a bi-weekly living stipend, an education award, access to exclusive scholarship opportunities, health care and more.