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City Year Mid-Year AmeriCorps Member - Apply by October 2nd

About City Year

City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systemically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments. A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy. City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa.

What you’ll do

As a mid-year City Year AmeriCorps member, your service will focus on helping students get and/or remain on track to graduate by providing academic support, delivering behavior and attendance coaching and encouraging student engagement to promote a positive school climate. You will be assigned to a diverse team of 8–15 young adults, and you will serve with that team from winter 2020 until spring 2021. As appropriate to the activity and at the direction of the school district, school partner, and/or City Year, service and member development may be delivered in-person or through a virtual platform such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Google Classroom, Schoology, Nearpod and Canvas. City Year AmeriCorps member uniforms are required and provided by ARAMARK.

Academic support

  • Assist school administrators and teachers in identifying students who would benefit from participating in City Year programs
  • Plan tutoring sessions and provide small group and one-to-one literacy and/or math tutoring to elementary, middle and high school youth
  • Support student academic success in the classroom by partnering with teachers and school staff to facilitate differentiated learning activities
  • Create, support and/or co-lead literacy and/or math focused events to enrich school literacy and/or math culture and climate
  • Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs recognizing and appreciating growth and/or achievement in literacy and/or math
  • Record time spent with students providing small group and one-to-one tutoring in our data management system
  • Participate in and/or lead Facilitated Data Review and Student Progress Monitoring meetings utilizing business intelligence tools per team schedule
  • Support a positive classroom environment by reinforcing the teacher’s classroom routines and expectations and encouraging on-task student engagement
  • Participate in leadership development training and be coached by staff members to improve performance and participate as a member of the team and site

Engagement & positive school climate participation

  • Provide small group and one-to-one social-emotional skills development programs and attendance coaching to elementary, middle and high school youth
  • Support and/or conduct extended day programming through facilitation of enriching activities for students before, during, and after school including, but not limited to, academic enrichment and intervention, homework support, recreation, service learning and leadership development
  • Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs to recognize and appreciate significant growth and/or achievement in social-emotional development and positive behavior
  • Engage students as leaders to help plan and/or lead event elements
  • Record time spent with students providing social-emotional development programs, attendance coaching, and other services such as after school programming in our data management system
  • Facilitate coaching sessions for small groups of students on building social-emotional learning skills
  • Promote a positive learning environment by modeling positive peer behaviors like respect, timeliness, attendance and listening
  • Create engaging classroom space

Secondary City Year activities may include:

  • Contributing to overall school performance by engaging parents, coordinating enrichment programs for students, serving as role models and helping to enhance the school culture
  • Supporting and developing thematic events to engage community stakeholders
  • Supporting, creating and/or co-leading events or programs that recognize and appreciate significant growth and/or achievement in attendance
  • Welcoming students at the start of the school day
  • Placing calls to the homes of absent students
  • Providing homework assistance to a consistent group of students before and after school
  • Participate in and/or lead Facilitated Data Review and Student Progress Monitoring meetings utilizing business intelligence tools per team schedule

City Year benefits

  • Health insurance
  • Curalinc Employee Assistance Program
  • Talkspace Therapy Program
  • Benefit Advocate Center
  • Bi-weekly living stipend
  • AmeriCorps child care benefits program
  • Workers’ compensation
  • Relocation support
  • Localized benefits
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payments
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Income-based repayment plan
  • City Year Alumni Association
  • University partnerships and scholarships
  • Career partners

Applicants must:

  • Be between 18-25 years old
  • Have a college degree, or some college experience, GED or high school diploma
  • Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program*
  • Agree to and pass a criminal background check
  • Be able to begin City Year by July/August 1, 2021**
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. is not sufficient
  • Those with DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time