Welcome to 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.
Living in Jacksonville
Duval County Public Schools is the sixth-largest district in Florida, with a rich cultural history and scenic views, making it an ideal place to spend a year help each student reach their potential.
- Average rental cost for AmeriCorps members living with roommates is $300–$500/month. AmeriCorps members typically live in shared houses or apartments in Arlington, Springfield, Murray Hill and Riverside.
- Jacksonville is extremely spread out. AmeriCorps members with cars are highly encouraged to bring them. Otherwise, many AmeriCorps members carpool with teammates.
- We recommend Apartments.com and Trulia to help find your new home.
- There are plenty of cheap eats and free activities around the city. With beaches, free festivals and outdoor activities Jacksonville is an affordable place to have fun! You can also look into the city’s Food Assistance.
This year, 100 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 9,400 students in 12 Jacksonville schools.