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.
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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.
With a strong culture and rich history, Boston has evolved into a welcoming and energetic city that is full of young professionals.
There are 250 highly-skilled AmeriCorps members working with students throughout 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.
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.
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
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
More than 200 volunteers filled the halls of Excel High School in South Boston to paint murals, office spaces, lounges,...Read more about More than 200 volunteers spruce up high school in South Boston in honor of MLK [7 News]
250 AmeriCorps members will serve in Boston Public Schools to help local students stay on track to graduate high school and prepare for college and career success.Read more about Young Leaders to Provide a Year of National Service with City Year to Help Students Succeed in School
City Year has been driven by ideals since its founding 30 years ago by Harvard Law School graduates Michael Brown...Read more about City Year's focus on education made a difference for these people [The Boston Globe]