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
While Jacksonville is widely known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine, some students in Jacksonville face significant challenges every day. As the largest school district in Florida, the Duval County School District serves more than 15,000 students across 125 schools.
Your corps experience
City Year is a key partner to the Duval County School District in creating equitable learning opportunities for all students and develop 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 76% 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 12 elementary, middle and high schools in the North Jacksonville area. Though situated in the largest city in the continental US, our partner schools are located within a five-mile radius of each other—just north of the urban core. Most students take the bus or get rides to school. We suggest our AmeriCorps members bring a car or carpool as Jacksonville is not a walkable city and public transport is not accessible everywhere.
Work with a committed and diverse group of 6–15 City Year AmeriCorps members who share your passion for service and personal growth.
Create a positive climate of high expectations and engagement that ripples throughout the greater Jacksonville community.
“I know what it felt like to get left behind,” says Colby, a Service Leader serving his second year with...Read more about From City Year Student to AmeriCorps Member
Working in schools can push you to a breaking point, but there will be progress.Read more about The Reality of Service and Student Progress
Alum, Emily Wasek, shares when she knew she was responsible for great change in her students' lives.Read more about Closure to my Service Year in the Form of Popcorn Chicken
Ray Van Allen serves as an AmeriCorps member on the North Shore Elementary School team. I chose to serve...Read more about Why I Served and Continue to Serve
This year, 100 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 15,000 students in 12 Jacksonville schools.