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City Year

While Boston’s nickname is The Hub, known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine, some students in Boston face significant challenges every day. Together we can help students build on their strengths and thrive.

Support students in Boston

We are City Year. We are challenging the educational status quo with tenacity, passion and empathy. We create environments where young people feel like they belong, so they can fulfill their potential.


Hello, Boston!

With a strong culture and rich history, Boston has evolved into a welcoming and energetic city that is full of young professionals.

Get to know our city

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Addressing the challenge

There are 265 highly-skilled AmeriCorps members working with students throughout Boston.

See where the corps works

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Our impact in Boston

We partner with educators while supporting, mentoring and lifting up our students so that they are able to fully take advantage of their drive and skill sets.

Read about our impact

Ready to apply?

Great! We are excited to work together to grow our communities, while you learn valuable skills for the future.

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Your City Year Boston resources

Go into your City Year with resources and information from classroom environments to housing, and some hidden gems to help you feel like a part of the community during your City Year Boston experience.

Why Boston?

Boston is considered a world leader in innovation, education and the arts and is an ideal place to spend a year making an impact, growing as a leader and pursuing unique career opportunities.

Read about the local benefits

How to make it in Boston

We’ll walk you through how to use the MBTA to get across the city, how and where to find roommates and housing, and some hidden gems to make you feel like a local during your City Year Boston experience.

See our Boston city guide

Andrea Campbell and Diane Patrick to Headline City Year Boston's Legal Community Breakfast

Newly elected Boston City Council President Andrea Campbell will address more than 400 leaders from the Greater Boston legal community...

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City Year enables the leaders of tomorrow to impact our communities today. Join us in helping all students thrive. 

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City Year celebrates 30th anniversary throughout Boston for all of September

City Year Boston commemorated 30 years of community service to Boston's schools and neighborhoods last September by launching a month-long...

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Sandra Lopez Burke Selected to GK100, celebrating Boston's most influential people of color

Sandra Lopez Burke, City Year Boston's Vice President and Executive Director, has been selected to the GK100, celebrating Boston's Most Influential...

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National Strategic Partners

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  • Comcast NBC/ Universal logo
  • CSX logo
  • Deloitte logo
  • New York Life Foundation logo
  • Pepsico logo
  • Red Nose Day logo

National Partners

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  • Bank of America logo
  • Bain Capital logo
  • Celanese logo
  • Santander logo