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Capital Teaching Residency

City Year is proud to partner with Capital Teaching Residency, so our alums can continue to make a difference in classrooms and in the lives of students.

Capital Teaching Residency offers City Year alums

Teaching residency

Capital Teaching Residents commit to teaching for a minimum of three years in Washington, D.C, and spend the first year of this commitment—your residency year—training in a classroom with a highly effective lead teacher. Following your residency year, you will teach two additional years at KIPP DC or a partner public school in Washington, D.C, and receive the following benefits:

  • competitive entry-level salary ($45,000 per year)
  • medical, dental and vision insurance
  • licensure costs covered for District of Columbia teacher certification in early childhood education, science, math or English language arts
  • discounted tuition for select university partners
  • ongoing professional development activities and networking opportunities

Why City Year loves Capital Teaching Residency

Capital Teaching Residency is a nationally recognized, highly selective, three-year teacher training program that provides a pathway for new teachers to develop into outstanding educators. It is a cornerstone program of KIPP DC, which educates and supports students in the District of Columbia who have historically had limited access to high-quality educational options. As a Capital Teaching Resident, you play an active role in KIPP DC’s mission.

Capital Teaching Residency empowers students and increases their access to opportunities by creating a talent pipeline of highly effective teachers in D.C.; retaining highly effective teachers in D.C. public and public charter schools and shaping high-quality teacher preparation programs nationally. Experience with City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for the Capital Teaching Residency.

To apply

Visit Capital Teaching Residency’s application page to apply online.

To identify your City Year affiliation

On the online application, City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should indicate their affiliation with City Year in one of the drop-down menus and highlight their City Year experience on their résumé as part of the application materials.

For more information

For questions regarding early childhood and elementary teaching, please contact Natalie Cheuk, primary capital teaching residency recruitment manager, at

For questions regarding middle or high school teaching, please contact Uchenna Achebe, secondary capital teaching residency recruitment manager, at or by scheduling a 15-minute chat.

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Capital Teaching Residency. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in the program must complete the full application process.

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