City Year AmeriCorps members play a critical role in helping students connect with their school community and engage in their learning. Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 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 20-40 minutes to complete. The application includes three short answer questions that help us better understand your interest in City Year, relevant experiences and one professional reference.Start your application
Virtually connect with a City Year staff member to talk about your skills and interests.Prepare for your interview
We’re here for you every step of the way
Applications are now open for the 2023-2024 school year. City Year AmeriCorps members play a critical role in helping students connect with their school community and engage in their learning. Have a question about City Year or the application process? Our recruiters are here with answers.Start application Connect with a recruiter View upcoming events
Deadlines and notification timelines
Apply to serve in the 2023-2024 school year
Applications for the 2023-2024 school year opened August 29, 2022. After the May 5 deadline, applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
- Reference form due on a rolling basis
- Interview on a rolling basis
- Notified of our decision on a rolling basis every Friday
- Decide to accept your invitation one week after offer sent
- Reference form due based on timing of submission
- Interview on a rolling basis
- Notified of our decision on a rolling basis as soon as possible
- Decide to accept your invitation two business days after invitation
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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.