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City Year AmeriCorps members play a critical role in helping students connect with their school community and engage in their learning. We're currently accepting applications for full-year positions serving the 2024-2025 school year.

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NEW: City Year now accepts applications from the Common App for positions beginning in Summer 2024

If you are already using Common App to apply for colleges, you can save time by applying to City Year via Common App. If you do not have a Common App account, apply using City Year’s application.


  • Must be 17-25 by July 1, 2024
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must be a US citizen or Legal Permanent Resident
  • Unfortunately, individuals who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) through the US Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as an AmeriCorps Member at this time
  • Have served no more than 3 terms as an active AmeriCorps member

Now accepting applications on a rolling basis for positions beginning in Summer 2024. Apply today!

Alternative service opportunities

School day learning coach

25 or 35-40 hours/week

  • Supports student learning and development during the school day only
  • Works a fixed schedule approximately 35-40 hours per week, in most locations*
  • Serves 1,200 hours throughout the school year*
*hours vary for opportunities in some locations, where candidates would serve 900 hour terms (approximately 25 hours per week)

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Afterschool enrichment coach

25 hours/week

  • Supports student learning and enrichment outside of school time
  • Works a fixed schedule of approximately 25 hours per week
  • Serves 900 hours throughout the school year

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Decide on a location

Apply directly to one of our sites. You’ll be able to list your secondary locations as well. You can also apply “wherever I’m most needed,” meaning that you are willing to relocate and serve at any of City Year’s locations nationwide.

Complete the application process

The application takes approximately 20 minutes to complete.

Next Deadline: Rolling Admissions
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City Year is currently processing applications on a rolling basis.

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Three short answer questions
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You’ll be asked to answer three short answer questions about why you’re interested in serving with City Year, what experience you have working with someone who has a different identity from your own and how you have worked on a team to accomplish a shared goal.

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One professional reference
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We recommend using a former or current manager, teacher/professor, coach or mentor. References cannot be friends or family members. You’ll need their contact info; we'll email them directly, and they’ll be asked to fill out a short reference form.

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Meet with your recruiter
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When you start an application, one of our recruiters will reach out to you. We recommend you schedule a 1:1 with your recruiter. They can help you decide on a location that’s right for you, support you with filling out the application and talk to you about your goals.

Schedule your interview
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Qualified candidates will be invited to schedule an interview with a City Year staff member. We use Calendly for scheduling, which allows you to pick a time that works best with your schedule. Interviews are done via phone or Teams and last approximately 35 minutes.

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Accept your offer
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Log into your application portal to accept your offer. Our team will connect you with other confirmed AmeriCorps members at your site and provide you with resources to make your transition into City Year as smooth as possible.

Application resources

City Year application tips

Submitting an application can be a stressful process. We want to make our application process as simple as possible.

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Understand the role

Our AmeriCorps members are student success coaches. Learn more about their role supporting students.

What is a student success coach?

Mentors needed

Applications are now open for the 2024-2025 school year. City Year AmeriCorps members play a critical role in helping students connect with their school community and engage in their learning.

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