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City Year Cleveland

Cleveland’s revitalized downtown, lakefront park and world-class museums make this low-key Midwestern city a cool place to be. For more than two decades, City Year AmeriCorps members have served Cleveland’s schools, helping students to thrive.

Serving in Cleveland

While Cleveland is widely known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine, many students in Cleveland face significant challenges every day. The Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Breakthrough Charter Schools serve more than 40,000 students in 115 schools.

“I walked into my service year with my mind open and a passion for service and quickly realized that I was a part of something much bigger than myself. My service experience has given me far more than I could have ever imagined. Anyone can serve, in any way.”

Gustania Walls City Year AmeriCorps Member and Team Leader, ‘16 - ‘18

Your corps experience

City Year is a key partner to the Cleveland Metropolitan School District and Breakthrough Charter 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 Cleveland youth.

A close-knit community with ample opportunities to develop meaningful personal and professional relationships, Cleveland is an ideal place to serve. By engaging students, families and community organizations, City Year helps students succeed.

Professional development

As a City Year AmeriCorps member you’ll not only make a measurable impact in the lives of the students and communities you serve, but you’ll grow as an individual, too. During your 11 months of service, you’ll develop leadership and professional skills that will help you advance in your career after City Year—whether you choose to go into nonprofit, law, medicine or something entirely different.

Community involvement

Create a positive climate of high expectations and engagement that ripples throughout the greater Cleveland community.

Our stories

Our Alumni

Get to know some of the proud AmeriCorps members who’ve dedicated a year of their life to serving in Cleveland...

Read more about Shining a light on our Cleveland Corps: Aubrey Baumler
Our Alumni

Meet two-time City Year Cleveland alum, Tony Ying, who’s currently continuing to serve his community through AmeriCorps VISTA.

Read more about Shining a light on our City Year alumni: Tony Ying
The Corps

Returning this year as the Team Leader at George Washington Carver STEM, City Year Cleveland AmeriCorps member Paulina Tesnow, reflects...

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The Corps

Explore seven cities where we have a need for extraordinary young people to serve and mentor students.

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Over the last 30 years we have built a robust relationship with the Cleveland Metropolitan School District schools, teachers, families and the community at large. In 2019, we welcomed Breakthrough Charter Schools as our newest partner. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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Our impact

This year, our City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 2,500 students in 8 Cleveland schools.

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