City Year Baton Rouge
There are four seasons in Baton Rouge: Football, Mardi Gras, Crawfish and Sneauxball! Whatever the season, you’ll find us working alongside teachers and community partners to support students across the city.
Serving in Baton Rouge
While Baton Rouge is widely known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine, some students in Baton Rouge face significant challenges every day. East Baton Rouge (EBR) Parish is home to over 80,000 school-aged children.
I have been a part of City Year for 14 years, and I plan to stay involved because I believe in the mission, the AmeriCorps members and the dedication of all who put their heart into this work.
Your corps experience
City Year is a key partner to both the East Baton Rouge Parish School District and several Charter Management Operators in the community, helping to create equitable learning opportunities for all students and develop the city’s future leaders. AmeriCorps members support teachers and staff in delivering instruction that serves the development of the whole child and is responsive to the diverse racial, cultural and linguistic needs of Baton Rouge youth.
With more than 69% of students tutored by AmeriCorps members last year ending their on-track in grades, AmeriCorps members are truly making an impact. A close-knit community with ample opportunities to develop meaningful personal and professional relationships, Baton Rouge is an ideal place to serve. By engaging students, families and community organizations, City Year helps our schools increase student achievement while also supporting students’ social-emotional learning and well-being. Together, we are developing students to be college and career-ready!
Serving in Baton Rouge schools
Serve in an elementary, middle or K–8 school throughout the Baton Rouge area. Each school has its own culture and character, but all are dedicated to helping their students succeed. Work with “Girls on the Run” at one of our elementary schools or take part in Homecoming Week at one of our middle schools!
Work with a committed and diverse group of 6–10 City Year AmeriCorps members who share your passion for service and personal growth. Spend time getting to know and working closely with your team and school every day, while taking time every month to celebrate successes and collaborate on projects with the entire corps during Learning and Development Days.
Work closely with your Impact Manager to help best your students, schools and team. Additionally, City Year Baton Rouge AmeriCorps members have opportunities to specialize on projects pertaining to social media and branding, community and physical service, AmeriCorps member experience, and much more! Take time to get to know our twenty-two staff members and collaborate in unique ways to help the site accomplish all of its goals.
In addition to coaching our AmeriCorps members on technical and cultural skills they can apply to their service with students, City Year Baton Rouge also dedicates training hours to the professional development of the corps, shadow days, resume workshops and other skill building sessions.
Interested in teaching? City Year Baton Rouge has dedicated teacher pathways programming to help you find the right opportunity for you.
Create a positive climate of high expectations and engagement that ripples throughout the greater Baton Rouge community as you volunteer to serve alongside community partners like BREC (Parks and Recreation), Big Buddy, the Arts Council of Baton Rouge and many other organizations that are having a great impact in the community.
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This year, 80 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 4,200 students in 10 Baton Rouge schools.