Overview

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school. They help to ensure that students in under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community.

ABOUT CITY YEAR

A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy. A 2015 study shows thatschools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments.  City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. andthrough international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa.

WHAT YOU’LL DO

As a City Year AmeriCorps member, your service will focus on helping students get and/or remain on track to graduate by providing academic support, delivering behavior and attendance coaching and encouraging student engagement to promote a positive school climate. As appropriate to the activity and at the direction of the school district, school partner, and/or City Year, service and member development may be delivered in-person or through a virtual platform such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Classroom, Schoology, Nearpod and Canvas. City Year AmeriCorps member uniforms are required and are provided by City Year.  

Academic support:

Assist school administrators and teachers in identifying students who would benefit from participating in City Year programs

Plan tutoring sessions and provide small-group and one-to-one literacy and/or math tutoring to elementary, middle and high school youth

Support student academic success in the classroom by partnering with teachers and school staff to facilitate differentiated learning activities

Create, support and/or co-lead literacy and/or math-focused events to enrich school literacy and/or math culture and climate

Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs recognizing and appreciating growth and/or achievement in literacy and/or math

Record time spent with students providing small group and one-to-one tutoring in our data management system

Participate in and/or lead Facilitated Data Review and Student Progress Monitoring meetings utilizing business intelligence tools per team schedule

Support a positive classroom environment by reinforcing the teacher's classroom routines and expectations and encouraging on-task student engagement

Participate in leadership development training, be coached by staff members to improve performance and to participate as a member of the team and site

Engagement & Positive School Climate Participation

Provide small group and one-to-one social-emotional skills development programs and attendance coaching to elementary, middle and high school youth

Support and/or conduct extended day programming through the facilitation of enriching activities for students before, during and after school including, but not limited to, academic enrichment and intervention, homework support, recreation, service learning and leadership development

Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs to recognize and appreciate significant growth and achievement in the social-emotional development and positive behavior

Engage students as leaders to help plan and/or lead event elements

Record time spent with students providing social-emotional development programs, attendance coaching, and other services such as after-school programming in our data management system

Facilitate coaching sessions for small groups of students on building social-emotional learning skills

Promote a positive learning environment by modeling positive peer behaviors like respect, timeliness, attendance, and listening

Create an engaging classroom space

Secondary activities may include:

Contributing to overall school performance by engaging parents, coordinating enrichment programs for students, serving as role models and helping to enhance the school culture

Supporting and developing thematic events to engage community stakeholders

Supporting, creating and/or co-leading events or programs that recognize and appreciate significant growth and/or achievement in attendance

Welcoming students at the start of the school day

Placing calls to the homes of absent students

Providing homework assistance to a consistent group of students before and after school

Participate in and/or lead Facilitated Data Review and Student Progress Monitoring meetings utilizing business intelligence tools per team schedule

BENEFITS YOU'LL RECEIVE

Bi-weekly living stipend Post-service Segal education award (for those who have not earned the value of two full awards)

Option to enroll in City Year's AmeriCorps member health insurance plan

Loan forbearance on qualifying student loans

$500 (pre-tax) relocation payment if relocating 50 miles or more for service

Uniform provided by ARAMARK

Exclusive scholarships to over 100 colleges and universities

Networking and professional development Leadership development training

Childcare for parents who qualify

Health insurance 

Curalinc Employee Assistance Program

 Talkspace Therapy Program  

Benefit Advocate Center  

Bi-weekly living stipend 

AmeriCorps child care benefits program 

Workers’ compensation 

Relocation support  

Localized benefits 

Loan forbearance and interest accrual payments 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program 

City Year Alumni Association 

University partnerships and scholarships 

Career partners

City Year Locations:

Central Region

Baton Rouge, LA

Dallas, TX

New Orleans, LA

San Antonio, TX

Tulsa, OK

Midwest Region

Chicago, IL

Cleveland, OH

Columbus, OH

Detroit, MI

Kansas City, MO

Milwaukee, WI

East Region

Boston, MA

Buffalo, NY

Manchester, NH

New York, NY

Philadelphia, PA

Providence, RI

Washington, D.C.

South Region

Columbia, SC

Jacksonville, FL

Little Rock, AR

Memphis, TN

Miami, FL

Orlando, FL

West Region

Denver, CO

Los Angeles, CA

Sacramento, CA

San José, CA

Seattle, WA

Cost and Session Information

City Year's Upcoming Application Deadline is Friday November 13th to serve in the 2021-2022 school Year. Offers will go out via email and phone on December 18th, with a confirmation deadline of January 8th.

City Year Service will begin between July/August 1, 2021** 

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS

City Year AmeriCorps members are as diverse a group as the communities we serve. We’re looking for you if you want to build yourself, give back and are ready to change the world.

Applicants must:

Be between 18-25 years old

Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Authorization to work in the U.S. is not sufficient. Those with DACA status, unfortunately, are not eligible at this time

GED or high school diploma

Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program

Agree to a criminal background check*

Be able to begin City Year by July/August 1, 2021** 

*Because the safety of our students is our first priority, every AmeriCorps member must undergo a criminal history check. You will be required to consent to the completion of a criminal history check during onboarding and will receive information directly on the steps needed to begin the process after confirmation. Should a criminal offense appear, the circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. You may also be required to complete additional criminal history checks based on school district regulations

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Testimonials

"The City Year experience has been invaluable in helping my daughter define her career interests and academic path. She has identified human service policy as the academic major that will help her achieve the changes that are needed in our schools, social programs, and the juvenile justice system. How amazing that she knows this as she enters college as a freshman in the fall! So many students have no idea about their chosen career until they have graduated college and are on the job.” MEREDITH MCGEHEE, MOTHER OF A SAN ANTONIO ‘15 ALUMNA

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

“At an age when most peers enter college dormitories, Peter and his roommate rented an apartment. They had to pay bills, feed themselves and get to work on time. It was exciting and challenging, and not always easy. But Peter managed. We are as proud of his development here as his determination to teach.” MR. AND MRS. JOHN KRAFT, PARENTS OF A CHICAGO ‘15 ALUMNUS

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

“My experience with City Year helped me better understand the systematic inequalities in our society and I am able to bring that knowledge into classroom discussions and research. City Year also helped me develop professional skills such as fundraising, teamwork and networking, that are all beneficial to me as a [college] student.” MOHAMED ADAN, CITY YEAR SEATTLE ’13, STANFORD UNIVERSITY ’17

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

“I encourage my students to consider a gap year. For some, dragging through high school might indicate a need for a fresh start—after they discover who they are and why they’re here, they might be more ready to learn what they REALLY want to learn. For others, they have an urge to do a mission, learn a language, scratch an itch...College will always be there, but life changing experiences before adult responsibilities creep in can be life altering!” JOHN B. BOSHOVEN, COORDINATOR OF COLLEGE COUNSELING, WASHTENAW INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, YPSILANTI, MI

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

“University of Chicago has always been very supportive of students deferring enrollment and taking a year off for good and responsible reasons. Students who take a gap year enrich the dialogue taking place in the classrooms, dining halls and residence halls because of their unique experiences...We look forward to welcoming them to campus!” JAMES NONDORF, DEAN, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

Participant Reviews

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Testimonials

"The City Year experience has been invaluable in helping my daughter define her career interests and academic path. She has identified human service policy as the academic major that will help her achieve the changes that are needed in our schools, social programs, and the juvenile justice system. How amazing that she knows this as she enters college as a freshman in the fall! So many students have no idea about their chosen career until they have graduated college and are on the job.” MEREDITH MCGEHEE, MOTHER OF A SAN ANTONIO ‘15 ALUMNA

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

“At an age when most peers enter college dormitories, Peter and his roommate rented an apartment. They had to pay bills, feed themselves and get to work on time. It was exciting and challenging, and not always easy. But Peter managed. We are as proud of his development here as his determination to teach.” MR. AND MRS. JOHN KRAFT, PARENTS OF A CHICAGO ‘15 ALUMNUS

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

“My experience with City Year helped me better understand the systematic inequalities in our society and I am able to bring that knowledge into classroom discussions and research. City Year also helped me develop professional skills such as fundraising, teamwork and networking, that are all beneficial to me as a [college] student.” MOHAMED ADAN, CITY YEAR SEATTLE ’13, STANFORD UNIVERSITY ’17

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

“I encourage my students to consider a gap year. For some, dragging through high school might indicate a need for a fresh start—after they discover who they are and why they’re here, they might be more ready to learn what they REALLY want to learn. For others, they have an urge to do a mission, learn a language, scratch an itch...College will always be there, but life changing experiences before adult responsibilities creep in can be life altering!” JOHN B. BOSHOVEN, COORDINATOR OF COLLEGE COUNSELING, WASHTENAW INTERNATIONAL HIGH SCHOOL, YPSILANTI, MI

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

“University of Chicago has always been very supportive of students deferring enrollment and taking a year off for good and responsible reasons. Students who take a gap year enrich the dialogue taking place in the classrooms, dining halls and residence halls because of their unique experiences...We look forward to welcoming them to campus!” JAMES NONDORF, DEAN, UNIVERSITY OF CHICAGO

- Anita Lovaincy - Nov. 16, 2020

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