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City Year is proud to partner with KIPP (Knowledge Is Power Program), so our alums can continue to lead transformational change on pressing social issues.

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KIPP offers City Year alums

Teaching residencies

Program benefits vary by location, but all KIPP Teaching Fellows and Residents will receive the following benefits:

  • yearlong, individualized coaching and development in small- and whole-group classroom management, lesson planning and lesson execution
  • university partnerships and full scholarships for the first year of your master’s program
  • support with certification
  • ongoing professional development and individualized coaching after the completion of the fellowship
  • opportunity to continue your work for educational equity while being a part of a national movement

Why City Year loves KIPP

KIPP Public Schools is a nonprofit network of 270 public charter schools with nearly 10,000 educators and more than 160,000 students and alums serving elementary, middle and high school students. KIPP has a 20-year track record of preparing students in educationally under-served communities for success in college and life. KIPP believes that great education transforms lives and all students can learn and achieve at high levels if given the opportunity. The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at KIPP, and serving with City Year strengthens an applicant’s chances of being selected to the teaching residency programs with KIPP Massachusetts, New Jersey, Northern California, Southern California and Texas.

KIPP Massachusetts Teaching Fellows: spend each day teaching and learning alongside an experienced teacher with the goal of becoming a KIPP Massachusetts lead teacher. Resident Teachers are eligible for a partial tuition scholarship to Boston University’s Graduate School of Education if you are interested in pursuing a master’s degree and Massachusetts Teacher’s License.

KIPP New Jersey Teacher in Residence: receive the hands-on experience and certification you need to become an excellent teacher at KIPP’s world-class schools. Teachers in residence will fuse theory and practice as you work alongside experienced teachers in the classroom while earning your teaching certification.

KIPP Northern California Teacher Residency: combines theory and practice by pairing Residents with a high-performing mentor teacher while simultaneously completing master’s level coursework and attending curated resident seminars. At the conclusion of the program, you will earn your master’s in education from Alder Graduate School of Education, your preliminary teaching credential and be eligible for job placement within a school.

KIPP SoCal Teacher Residency at Alder GSE: Let the KIPP SoCal Public School Team & Family be the first step in your pathway to becoming the teacher you are meant to be. Earn your California teaching credential through a powerful apprenticeship program focused on teacher and leadership development within a highly effective, hands-on, mentored, and formal learning environment. In one year, you’ll earn a California teaching credential and Master’s Degree and be eligible for a teaching job at a great salary. Apply before our final deadline at: City Year applicants will receive an automatic first-round interview.

KIPP Texas Relay Residency – Houston: provides a unique opportunity for aspiring teachers to learn alongside mentor teachers, while earning a master’s degree in teaching and Texas teaching certificate. This prestigious, paid, two-year residency immerses Residents in intensive training through coursework and deliberate practice before stepping into the classroom full time your second year in the program.

To apply

Visit each KIPP site’s application page to apply: Massachusetts, New Jersey, Northern California, Southern California and Texas – Houston.

To identify your City Year affiliation

City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should highlight their City Year experience on their application.

For KIPP Massachusetts applicants, City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should highlight their City Year experience where it asks for “additional information on how they heard about KIPP.”

For KIPP Texas – Houston applicants, City Year AmeriCorps members and alums should highlight their City Year experience using a drop-down menu for affiliated organizations.

For more information

Please use the following contact information to send any questions about the programs or applications to the corresponding KIPP site:

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by KIPP. City Year AmeriCorps members and alums interested in the program must complete the full application process.

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