Welcome to Providence!
Providence has great food, architecture, history, colleges and culture. A magnet for creatives and young people, Providence is committed to improving education for its students. City Year is proud to work in partnership with the city’s public schools to achieve this goal.
Living in Providence
Home to a vibrant art and cultural scene, award-winning theater, farmers markets, beautiful beaches and parks and rich history, Providence is an ideal place to make an impact.
- On average, AmeriCorps members each pay between $350–$400/month and have two to three roommates. AmeriCorps members typically live in Federal Hill, the East Side, Smith Hill, Elmhurst and Chalkstone.
- We recommend Apartment Finder and Roomster to help find your new home.
- AmeriCorps members receive a free Rhode Island Public Transit Authority (RIPTA) bus pass for the year. Many AmeriCorps members bring cars if they own one. Providence is also a very bike friendly city.
Helpful links for your City Year in Providence
- Go to Gallery Night the third Thursday of every month for free
- Attend a bonfire or other free events during Waterfire season
- Climb up the 100-foot wooden Observation Tower in Hannah Robinson Park
- See Newport’s mansions and ocean views on the Cliff Walk
- Visit The Providence Athenaeum, one of the oldest private libraries in the country