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Welcome to 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.

Living in Cleveland

The Cleveland Metropolitan School District is Ohio’s second largest school district with nearly 39,000 students. Cleveland is in need of talented and passionate young people to help all students reach their full potential. A big city with a small-town feel, Cleveland offers a wide range of opportunities and entertainment for young people.

  • The overall cost of living in Cleveland is 10% below the national average. Between 2000 and 2015 Cleveland’s population grew by 77%
  • Millennials are the largest group moving here and the numbers continue to climb. AmeriCorps members typically live in Cleveland Heights, Shaker Heights, Lakewood and Cleveland City Proper
  • We recommend the Apartment Finder and Roommate Finder to help find your new home
  • No car? No problem! Cleveland’s Rapid system (also known as the RTA) and HealthLine was named the ‘Best’ Bus Rapid Transit in North America
  • There are plenty of cheap eats and free activities around the city, or look into Ohio’s Food Assistance program
  • You’ll appreciate all four seasons (and your City Year all-weather jacket!)
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Our impact

This year, 76 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 3,200 students in 9 Cleveland schools.

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Serving in Cleveland

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Our stories

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Helpful links for your City Year in Cleveland

  • Visit the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame and Museum on free admission day
  • Get your fresh veggies and locally made goods at the West Side Market
  • Listen to talented writers speak at the Writers & Readers series at the Cleveland Public Library
  • Visit the Museum of Art for free every day
  • Take a free tour of the NASA technologies at the Glenn Research Center
  • The city is encircled by 23,000 acres of nature preserves and parks. Walk, run or bike through the Cleveland Metroparks over 300 miles of trails
  • The city is home to more than 117 diverse groups. Annual events celebrate the many unique people and communities living here, notably the Cleveland Asian Festival, and Pride in the CLE

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