City Year Seattle/King County
Living in Seattle certainly comes with a lot of perks. Coffee, ferries, mountains, biking and more. We believe helping thousands of students in Seattle Public Schools reach their full potential tops the list.
We are City Year. We are challenging the educational status quo with tenacity, passion and empathy. We create environments where young people feel like they belong, so they can fulfill their potential.
Join the community & address the city’s civic challenges through service.
Addressing the challenge
There are 84 skilled AmeriCorps members working with nearly 5000 students throughout Seattle.
Your City Year Seattle resources
Go into your City Year with resources and information from classroom environments to housing, and some local gems to help you feel like a part of the community during your City Year Seattle experience.
Seattle has a lot of qualities that make it a great place to live, yet systemic racism makes the education system unequitable for many of our students. We have the fifth largest opportunity gap between white and black students, and by choosing to serve at City Year Seattle, you are making the choice to fight for education equity for all students. As a bonus, you can live in a city surrounded by rivers, lakes, Puget Sound, and mountain ranges, making it a prime outdoor recreation destination. The focus on race and equity as a site, along with the its gorgeous landscapes make Seattle/King County an ideal place to serve.Read about local benefits
Explore the city
We’ll walk you through how to use the transit bus and light rail to get across the city, how and where to find roommates and housing, and some local tips to make you feel right at home during your City Year Seattle experience.See our Seattle city guide