Spend a year mentoring and tutoring students, and they're sure to leave a lasting impact on your life. Your experience with City Year might even ignite a passion for working in education long-term. From lesson planning, to tracking student progress and interacting with school administration, our alumni say their year’s worth of classroom experience has been especially useful before entering the education sector.

Given the experiences our AmeriCorps members have, graduate schools in education highly value City Year alumni, and principals, districts, and teacher training programs actively seek out City Year alumni for open positions. Here are four nonprofit organizations where City Year alumni can continue to #makebetterhappen for students nationwide.


Chicago, New York and San Francisco/Bay Area

iMentor is a national organization that leverages the power of mentor relationships to empower first-generation students from underserved communities to graduate high school, succeed in college and achieve their ambitions. As our newest career partner, this is a great opportunity to continue to utilize and strengthen your relationship building skills.

They encourage City Year alumni to apply for their Program Manager position. As a Program Manager you'll facilitate and support approximately 150 college-graduate mentors and their high-school mentees. Applicants who have 2+ years of experience in the education sector and can commit at least 2 years to the role are encouraged to apply. To learn more about this opportunity, visit our career partner's page.

UP Education Network


Alums who are interested in teaching in urban schools should consider applying for UP Education Network’s Teaching Fellowship. UP Education Network partners with school districts to restart schools that have struggled to meet the needs of students and to ensure all students have access to an excellent education. The UP Teaching Fellowship is a unique training and residency model that provides hands-on teaching experience, personalized coaching and feedback, and high-quality graduate classes. In addition, you’ll be in great company if accepted into the program: 25 percent of this year’s class of fellows are City Year alums!

Children’s Corps

New York

Children’s Corps is a program of Fostering Change for Children which works to enhance the child welfare workforce. They offer alternative full-time employment for individuals who want to continue working with at-risk youth and families. Although this program is especially geared towards those interested in working directly with children & families in the child welfare system, it can also be valuable preparation for alumni who aspire to work in the education sector from a social work or guidance counselor lens. Corps members are trained and mentored throughout their experience. Learn more about the benefits and role responsibilities on our career partner’s page.

Reading Partners

Baltimore, Charleston, Charlotte, Dallas/Fort Worth, Denver, Los Angeles, Minneapolis, New York, Sacramento, San Francisco, Silicon Valley, Seattle Tulsa and Washington, D.C.

Reading Partners is working to solve the U.S. literacy crisis in our country. Their community volunteers and AmeriCorps members serve in under-resourced schools, helping children master the fundamentals of reading. This year, 14 City Year Alumni are continuing to support students’ literacy by serving with Reading Partners.

Similarly to City Year, their AmeriCorps members serve an 11-month term within schools. Reading Partner AmeriCorps members receive an annual stipend (amounts vary by city) as well as medical and vision benefits. Upon completing a year of service, AmeriCorps members also receive a Segal Education Award. 

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