Andre Morgan and Tiger Mar share their experiences as City Year volunteers in New Orleans and Boston.

City Year is an 11-month-long Americorps volunteer program under the umbrella of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in national service. City Year operates in 29 cities nationwide and has an upcoming application deadline (April 19) for its 19/20 cohort of members!

City Year helps to close gaps in high-need schools by supporting students’ academic and social-emotional development while also providing schools with the additional capacity to enhance school culture and climate.

City Year Alumni Survey that shows the benefits of a service year.

Here are the City Year Eligibility Requirements:

In order to be eligible to serve as a City Year AmeriCorps member, you must meet these eligibility requirements at the start of service.

  • Be between the ages of 18 and 25 (by July 1, 2019)
  • Have a college degree, some college, high school diploma, or GED
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident. Unfortunately, applicants who have received Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security are not eligible to serve as AmeriCorps members at this time
  • Able to commit to completing 1700 hours of full-time service over 11 months.
  • Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program
  • Because the safety of students is our first priority, every confirmed AmeriCorps member must undergo a criminal history check. In cases where a criminal offense appears, the circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis.

If you are interested in domestic service, check out these other great websites for more information:

Americorps NCCC

Service Year Alliance

Take Action!
Sign this letter to Congress and joining us in calling on Congress to increase funding for AmeriCorps and other national service programs. Embracing a service year is a step in the right direction toward offering more meaningful gap opportunities to our next generation of students.