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Application process

We are now accepting applications for the 2022-2023 school year.

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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Create an account

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
Find a place to focus

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

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. After the May 6 deadline applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

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
  • Interview 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

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.


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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