Welcome to Washington, D.C.!
Living in the nation’s capital certainly comes with a lot of perks. But we believe helping thousands of students in D.C. Public Schools reach their full potential tops the list.
Living in D.C.
Washington, D.C. is the center of American government and the ideal city to spend a year making an impact. At least 80% of teachers will report that corps members improved the academic performance of the students they worked with and provided essential academic supports their students wouldn’t otherwise receive.
- The average rental cost for a two- to four-bedroom apartment ranges from $1,500–$3,200/month. AmeriCorps members typically live all over D.C., Maryland and Virginia suburbs located near the Metro. We recommend living in Summit Hills in Silver Springs Maryland and getting involved in the Facebook group to find a roommate, too.
- Housing recommendation: Summit Hills in Silver Springs
- AmeriCorps members receive a free SmarTrip Metro Card with a $200 each month to use on the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA). All partner schools are metro accessible. There are plenty of cheap eats and free activities around the city, or look into D.C.’s Food Assistance program.
- There are plenty of cheap eats and free activities around the city, or look into D.C.’s Food Assistance program.
This year, 140 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 7,000 students in 19 District of Columbia schools.
Learn what it means to serve in D.C. Since 2000 City Year, our AmeriCorps members provide students at our partner schools with one-on-one or small group tutoring in literacy and math.
Helpful links for your City Year in Washington, D.C.
- Go on a free walking tour of all of the historical landmarks around the capital
- Admire the full bloom during the Cherry Blossom Festival
- Visit one of the many D.C. museums during free museum days
- Take a bike ride to see the Potomac River in Great Falls Park
- Get your fresh veggies every Sunday at Dupont Circle’s FRESHFARM Market