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Application process

We're now accepting full year applications for the 2022-2023 school year. Apply for the October 22 deadline.

Application process

Wondering what’s involved in applying to City Year? Here are some things you can expect as you go through our application process.

Have your resume and references
Choose where to apply

Apply directly to a location (you can name up to three alternative locations), or apply to serve where most needed (if you’re willing to be placed in any location).

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Apply

Fill out the online application; it takes about 45 minutes to complete. The application includes four short answer questions that help us better understand your interest in City Year, relevant experiences and one professional reference.

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Interview

Virtually connect with a City Year staff member to talk about your skills and interests.

Prepare for your interview

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Have a question about City Year or the application process? Our recruiters are here with answers.

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Deadlines and notification timelines

We are now accepting applications for full-time service in the 2022-2023 school year.

October 22 deadline

  • Reference form due October 27
  • Notified of our decision by November 19
  • Decide to accept your invitation to serve by December 3

December 17 deadline*

  • Reference form due December 22
  • Notified of our decision by January 28
  • Decide to accept your invitation to serve by February 11

January 2 deadline

  • Reference form due January 5
  • Notified of our decision on a rolling basis
  • Decide to accept your invitation based on timing of notification

February 4 deadline

  • Reference form due February 9
  • Notified of our decision by March 4
  • Decide to accept your invitation to serve by March 18

March 4 deadline

  • Reference form due March 9
  • Notified of our decision by April 1
  • Decide to accept your invitation to serve by April 15

April 1 deadline

  • Reference form due April 6
  • Notified of our decision by April 29
  • Decide to accept your invitation to serve by May 6

May 6 deadline

  • Reference form due May 11
  • Notified of our decision on a rolling basis
  • Decide to accept your invitation based on timing of notification

 

*Applications submitted by December 14 will be sent interview invite prior to winter break. Applications that submit deadline weekend for December 17 will be processed as capacity allows, expectation is that they’re processed after winter break.

Mid-year service opportunities

We are now accepting applications for mid-year service opportunities for the 2021-2022 school year. Applications will be processed on a rolling basis. Mid-year start dates for participating sites are listed below.

October 18

  • Baton Rouge
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Columbia
  • Columbus
  • Detroit
  • Jacksonville
  • Kansas City
  • Little Rock
  • Los Angeles
  • Memphis
  • Miami
  • New Hampshire
  • Orlando
  • Providence
  • Seattle
  • Tulsa

December 6

  • Baton Rouge
  • Chicago
  • Cleveland
  • Columbia
  • Columbus
  • Dallas
  • Denver
  • Detroit
  • Jacksonville
  • Kansas City
  • Little Rock
  • Los Angeles
  • Memphis
  • Miami
  • Milwaukee
  • New Hampshire
  • New York

 

  • New Orleans
  • Orlando
  • Philadelphia
  • Providence
  • Sacramento
  • San Antonio
  • San Jose
  • Seattle
  • Tulsa
  • Washington, DC

The October 18 start date requires 1,200 hours of service with a Segal Education Award of $4441.50. The December 6 start date requires 900 hours of service with a Segal Education Award of $3,172.50. Your stipend will depend on your site of service. Learn more:

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Prepare for your first day

After you’ve been offered and accepted your invitation to serve, here’s what you can expect

Background check

Because the safety of students is our priority, every incoming City Year AmeriCorps member must undergo a criminal history check. In cases where a criminal offense appears, the circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. You’ll receive an email about the criminal history check a few months before service starts.

Finding housing

While City Year does not provide housing, you’ll receive tips and information on finding housing from an admissions staff member and your location. You’ll also be connected to an online community of other confirmed AmeriCorps members to help you find roommates.

Registration

Plan to visit your City Year location one to two weeks prior to your start date to present documents and paperwork to confirm your eligibility to serve and enroll as an AmeriCorps member.

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