Ready to do your part?
We're now accepting applications on a rolling basis for the 2021-2022 school year. City Year AmeriCorps members play a critical role in helping students reconnect with their school community, re-engage in their learning and recover from interrupted learning as a result of COVID-19.
Unfortunately, individuals who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
Be able to commit to working in schools with students full-time
Be between the ages of 18 and 25 (by July 1, 2021)
Have earned your high school diploma or GED equivalent (by July 1, 2021)
Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent residentUnfortunately, individuals who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time.
Have served no more than three terms as an active AmeriCorps member.
How this works
We want to give you a few more ways to make sure you are ready for the application and the experience itself. If you're a jump right in kind of person, feel free to scroll all the way to the bottom.
First, decide on your location
In the City Year application, you can designate your location preferences in one of three ways:
If you have a city in mind, you can apply to the individual location. You will be able to rank your top three preferences in the application.
If you want to stay in a particular region, apply at the regional level. By applying this way, you are agreeing to serve in whatever location needs you the most within that region.
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.
Next, check out our application resources
The City Year AmeriCorps member role is tremendously rewarding but also very challenging. Serving in the nation’s…Read more
Submitting an application of any kind can be a stressful process. Here at City Year, we want to make our application process…See the checklist
Finally, fill out the application
The application will ask for the contact information of one professional reference. Talk to your reference about why you are applying to City Year.
Start by making an account with us. This will help you track and save your progress as well as access personalized information once the application is complete.
We recommend 45-60 minutes and for you to be in a space where you draw your inspiration. Several questions require your detailed thoughts and perspective.