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Green Dot Public Schools

City Year is proud to partner with the Project REAL residency at Green Dot Public Schools, so our alums can continue to lead transformational change in historically underserved communities.

Green Dot Public Schools City Year Career Partner

Green Dot Public Schools offers City Year alums

Teaching residency

Through the Residency for Equity through Action and Learning (Project REAL) at Green Dot Public Schools, program participants will maximize impact by earning a preliminary teaching credential and Master of Curriculum and Instruction in the content areas of math, English, science or Spanish; receive financial support through a $24,000 living stipend and qualifying for the TEACH Grant; and accelerate professional growth by being paired with an experienced teacher who provides coaching, hands-on experience and instructional guidance.

Project REAL residents will also receive the following benefits:

  • medical plans: You have five plans to choose from or waive coverage.
  • dental plans: You have three plans to choose from or waive coverage.
  • vision plan: You may enroll or waive coverage.
  • Flexible Spending Accounts (FSAs): Choose a healthcare FSA, a dependent care FSA or both. Use your accounts to pay eligible expenses with tax-free money.
  • BetterHelp services, free Headspace membership and gym membership discounts at 24 Hour Fitness or the YMCA
  • competitive salary schedule
  • retirement plan: Green Dot teachers participate in California teachers’ pension plan, Cal STRS, and have the option of supplementing their savings by joining Green Dot’s 401K plan.

Learn more about Green Dot’s salary and benefits.

Why City Year loves Green Dot Public Schools

Green Dot Public Schools is a nonprofit network of public charter schools, free and open to all, with a mission to help transform public education so that ALL students graduate prepared for college, leadership and life. Green Dot purposefully locates its schools in historically underserved communities to provide high-quality educational opportunities that increase access and opportunity. As one of the three largest charter management organizations in the nation, Green Dot consistently achieves outstanding academic outcomes through innovative college-preparatory curricula, collaborative and personalized teaching methods and strong support systems for both students and staff.

Learn more about why Green Dot teachers love teaching at Green Dot Public Schools.

Across the country, schools face a common mission: hiring and retaining highly effective teachers. To address the growing national shortage of educators, Green Dot Public Schools has partnered with California State University, Dominguez Hills to launch the Residency for Equity through Action and Learning (Project REAL). The Project REAL residency recruits new and diverse teachers and aims to prepare and place them in Green Dot schools across Los Angeles. This partnership provides authentic opportunities for learning at every stage of the preparation pathway. Great teachers are the key to unlocking the innate potential that lies within each student, and investing in our future means investing in our teachers. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for the Project REAL teacher residency program.

To apply

Apply online to Project REAL and view other Green Dot job openings.

To identify your City Year affiliation

Please indicate that you are affiliated with City Year in the application or your cover letter.

For more information

Please email Christian Cruz, human capital recruiter, at for more information.

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Green Dot Public Schools. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in applying must complete the full application process.

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