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    City Year AmeriCorps Member | Full-Time K-10 Tutor and Mentor

    City Year AmeriCorps Member | Full-Time K-10 Tutor and Mentor


    • Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
    • Program Delivery: Day
    • Destinations: United States
    • Credit Awarded: None
    • Program Length: Academic Year
    • Start Month: July, August
    • Category: Community Service
    • Selective: No
    • Gender: Coed
    • Ages: 18, 19+, 19
    • Housing: Not Available
    • Financial Aid: Grants/Scholarships, Other
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    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.


    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.


    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


    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


    • "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 - November 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 - November 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 - November 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 - November 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 - November 16, 2020