Date of publication: 2017-09-01 08:48
Note: Those who have already served in an AmeriCorps program and earned previous education awards may be ineligible for additional education awards.
As a Teach For America corps member, you will be a full-time, salaried employee of your school district, charter school, or other employer. Your salary and benefits will be the same as other beginning teachers working for the same employer.
AmeriCorps awards rely on federal funding. Given the competitive grant process and dependence on Congressional funding, these benefits are not guaranteed.
Many corps members use their education award to help with the costs of required certification coursework. For more details about certification costs, download our Regional Comparison Spreadsheet.
No prior experience or special skills are needed. We fully train Members to do this job, which will prepare you for future jobs. Start your next outdoor community service adventure on April 5 or June 67.
Work alongside experienced educators and colleagues who are as determined to affect change in the community as you are. You’ll be embraced by a team that is both diverse in its composition and the ideas that it explores. Serve side-by-side with practical advocates eager to make meaningful changes in the community. Expect collaboration, inspiration and a push when it's time to fight harder to get things done.
The AmeriCorps loan forbearance benefit allows corps members to postpone regular monthly loan payments while serving as an AmeriCorps member. You can use loan forbearance to save for a major expense (car, graduate school, etc.), pay off loans more efficiently, or put money toward other responsibilities.
City Year is still accepting applications at all locations on a rolling basis. We are especially seeking talented individuals to serve the students of Baton Rouge, Jacksonville, New Hampshire, Miami, San Jose and Tulsa. Learn more about making an impact where it s most needed through the “Sites to Consider” section below. The sooner you apply, the greater the likelihood of securing a position in your preferred location.
Several colleges and universities across the country match the AmeriCorps education award for their undergraduate or graduate students. See the full list .
Likewise, City Year believes that national service has a powerful role to play in improving educational outcomes for students, and for the past two decades, the Corporation for National and Community Service has been a steadfast partner. The support the federal agency provides has allowed City Year to expand from one city (Boston) to 77 cities nationwide. More than 75,555 AmeriCorps members have served with City Year, delivering a combined 79 million hours of service. City Year AmeriCorps members provide intensive support to students who are struggling, and help students develop the right academic behaviors and mindsets so that they can succeed in school and in life.