City Year San Antonio
San Antonio is home to a close-knit and welcoming community known for its rich cultural heritage. City Year San Antonio works alongside teachers and community partners to support students across the city.
Serving in San Antonio
While San Antonio is widely known for being a vibrant center for academia, business, tech and medicine, some students in San Antonio face significant challenges every day. The San Antonio School District serves more than 15,000 students across 125 schools.
Your corps experience
City Year is a key partner to the San Antonio Independent School District 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 San Antonio 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, San Antonio is an ideal place to serve.
Work with a committed and diverse group of 8–15 City Year AmeriCorps members who share your passion for service and personal growth.
Each City Year school team is led by an Impact Manager who is fully invested in your City Year experience and professional development, so you graduate your City Year prepared for another year of service or your future aspirations.
City Year AmeriCorps members receive more than 340 hours of training to develop their skills in the classroom and beyond. Training takes place in a variety of ways including instructor-led sessions, e-learning, practical exercises, instruction and events.
Throughout the year, you will receive training in several formats:
- Basic Training Academy (BTA)
- Learning and Development Days (LDDs)
- Community leader panels
- Community and professional networking events
- Leadership and reflecting
Example training topics and areas of support include:
- Using data to inform social-emotional and academic instruction
- Strategies to enhance school-wide culture and conditions for learning
- Using a strength-based approach with students that respects and responds to their developmental needs
- Building reflective practitioners of cultural competency in a diverse setting
- Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Belonging strategies
- Behavior management strategies
- Continual coaching and feedback from site staff
Become part of our community
Over the years, we have built a robust relationship with San Antonio Public Schools, teachers, families and the community at large. We can’t wait to welcome you.
The past three months, while challenging and unprecedented for everyone, provided the City Year San Antonio community opportunity to rise and serve students...Read more about CYSA Service and Impact During COVID-19
In July, City Year San Antonio will welcome a new incoming class of 90 young people for the 2020-21 service...Read more about Welcome 2020-21 AmeriCorps Members
Waking up at 9am. Microsoft Teams calls. Zoom Calls. Virtual high-fives. “Don’t forget to screenshot!” This is the new normal,...Read more about Ending My Service Year in Quarantine
This year, 90 City Year AmeriCorps members will support over 6,500 students in 8 San Antonio schools.
Every year we hold events to celebrate our corps, students and the community at large.