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Peace Corps

City Year is proud to partner with the Peace Corps, so our alums can continue their dedication to service.

Peace Corps offers City Year alums

Service opportunities

  • Travel to and from your country of service
  • Earn a stipend to cover living expenses as well as a readjustment allowance of $7,425 (before taxes) at the end of 27 months
  • Receive full medical and dental coverage while serving
  • Access Peace Corps career services; graduate school opportunities, advantages in federal employment and possible student loan deferment and cancellation

Why City Year loves the Peace Corps

The Peace Corps seeks to promote world peace and friendship through three goals: helping the people of interested countries in meeting their need for trained men and women; promoting a better understanding of Americans on the part of the peoples served and promoting a better understanding of other peoples on the part of Americans. Historically, nearly 200,000 Americans have served with the Peace Corps to promote a better understanding between Americans and the people of 139 host countries.

Working at a local level to address complex and challenging educational needs, Peace Corps Volunteers introduce innovative teaching methodologies, encourage critical thinking in the classroom and integrate content like health education, environmental awareness and teaching English into their curricula. Many Peace Corps Volunteers also work in curriculum or materials development; train local teachers in K-12 schools, teacher training colleges and universities; and work in a wide variety of outreach projects with children and youth in systemically under-resourced communities. Serving with City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for Peace Corps service in education and youth development.

To apply

Begin your Peace Corps application online. On average, the application process takes nine-12 months.

To identify your City Year affiliation

City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should highlight their City Year experience on their résumés as part of the application materials.

For more information

If you would like to speak with a Peace Corps representative about your application, please connect with a recruiter.

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by the Peace Corps. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in serving with Peace Corps must complete the full application process.

Become a City Year AmeriCorps member

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