We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.
Wondering what’s involved in applying to City Year? Here are some things you can expect as you go through our application process.
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).Explore our locations
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.Start your application
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
- Interview November 1-12
- 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
- Interview January 10-21
- Notified of our decision by January 28
- Decide to accept your invitation to serve by February 11
February 4 deadline
- Reference form due February 9
- Interview February 14-25
- 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
- Interview March 14-25
- 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
- Interview April 11-22
- 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
- May 16-27
- Notified of our decision on a rolling basis
- Decide to accept your invitation based on timing of notification
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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
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.
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.
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.