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City Year Jacksonville

A big city with a small-town vibe and Southern charm, Jacksonville is a friendly and welcoming city that embraces change and newcomers. Together, we work alongside teachers, principals and community partners to support students in our public schools.

Serving in Jacksonville

Jacksonville is widely known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine. It is our goal to foster a cycle of opportunity for our community's young people to help them become future leaders. As the largest school district in Florida, Duval County Schools serve more than 15,000 students across 125 schools.

Your corps experience

City Year is a key partner to the Duval County School District (DCPS) in creating equitable learning opportunities for all students and developing the city’s future leaders. AmeriCorps members support teachers and staff in delivering instruction that serves the development of the whole child and is responsive to the diverse racial, cultural and linguistic needs of Jacksonville youth.

With more than 85% of students tutored by AmeriCorps members last year improving their test scores, AmeriCorps members are truly making an impact. A close-knit community with ample opportunities to develop meaningful personal and professional relationships, Jacksonville is an ideal place to serve. By engaging students, families and community organizations, City Year helps DCPS ensure all students receive the support they need to succeed.

Serving in Jacksonville schools

Serve in one of 10 elementary schools in Jacksonville, FL. Jacksonville is the largest city in the continental United States and the schools we serve are scattered across the entire county. We suggest our Student Success Coaches bring a car or carpool as Jacksonville is not a walkable city and public transportation is limited.

Work with a committed and diverse group of City Year Student Success Coaches who share your passion for service and personal growth.

Community Involvement

You will be part of creating a positive climate of high expectations and engagement that ripples throughout the greater Jacksonville community. Throughout your service year, you will have the opportunity to serve alongside other organizations working to support our schools. You will also partake in community service days during which you will experience a different type of service and help the community at large.

Our stories

Our Impact

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The Corps

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Our Impact

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Our Impact

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Over the last 10 years we have built a robust relationship with Jacksonville Public Schools, teachers, families and the community at large. We can’t wait to welcome you.

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Our impact

This year, 100 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 15,000 students in 12 Jacksonville schools.

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Events

Every year we hold events to celebrate our corps, students and community at large

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Partners

Our amazing education and corporate partners help make our work in Jacksonville possible.

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