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.
Serving in Boston
While Boston is widely known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine, some students in Boston face significant challenges every day. As the largest school district in Massachusetts, the Boston School District serves more than 15,000 students across 125 schools.
I came into my service experience with an open mind and heart and left humbled, with a passion for doing my part as a citizen and leader in my community to support positive change.
Your corps experience
We partner with Boston Public Schools in creating 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 Boston youth.
With more than 76% of students tutored by AmeriCorps members last year improving their test scores, AmeriCorps members are truly making an impact. A close-knit community with ample opportunities to develop meaningful personal and professional relationships, Boston is an ideal place to serve. By engaging students, families and community organizations, City Year helps BPS in creating positive learning environments where all students are supported.
Serving in Boston Schools
- Serve in one of 23 elementary, middle and high schools throughout the Boston area.
- Work with a committed and diverse group of 6–15 City Year AmeriCorps members who share your passion for service and personal growth.
City Year Boston’s Mentor Program allows AmeriCorps members to connect with a professional mentor from local corporations and nonprofits (including Deloitte, Comcast and more) based on their interests and goals.
There are many opportunities to develop the career skills you seek to hone through various professional development groups. Service Reserves engage and lead volunteers in large scale service projects. The Comms Crew, Donor Ambassadors or Recruitment and Admissions Squad each engage donors and future AmeriCorps members through writing, public speaking and networking.
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This year, 300 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 15,000 students in 28 Boston schools.