Welcome to the City Year Boston community!

We are very excited you have joined City Year and will be serving the students of Boston. You have committed to support students and help them reach their full potential, and City Year Boston is equally committed to helping you learn, grow, and succeed.

The information on this site, along with calls from current City Year AmeriCorps members, newsletters, and the Facebook group, will help you prepare for your time with City Year. Within each section you will find guidance, resources, and tools to answer common questions and ease your transition into serving. Corps members in Boston have also shared their stories – from reflections on their personal and professional development to living on a budget – so you can hear directly from those who have served before you. And you will find plenty of stories about their students, their teams, and their magic moments in schools.


The City Year Boston Experience City Year Boston Getting Around Boston
City Year Boston Living on a Budget City Year Boston policies and Practices
City Year Boston Finding Housing City Year Boston Get Inspired


  • January : Living and Working in Boston, Your City Year Experience, Meet our Staff: Sarah Dillingham
  • February: Schools we Serve in, Professional Development Opportunities, Meet our Staff: Heather Jenkins

While your time will largely focus on supporting your students as scholars and citizens, that will not be the totality of your experience. Through various events, service days, and leadership opportunities you will also have the chance to meet other education champions, social change agents, and civic leaders. Many are alumni of City Year, including Rahn Dorsey ‘89, the Chief of Education for the City of Boston, James Ward ’05, ‘06, the Vice President at Artemis Capital Partners, and Ashley Hackett, '11, '12, Senior Program Specialist with Harvard Pilgrim Healthcare Foundation.

Are you ready? We are!

Your first day of service is Monday, August 6, 2018.

Prior to your first official day, all members will attend one half-day registration session at City Year’s office in Boston to complete payroll forms, meet staff, and get the final information you will need You can also ask any final questions you have, but we encourage you to prepare for service long before August. These registration sessions will take place on July 30, July 31 and August 1; attendance at one is mandatory. 

If after reviewing this information you have additional questions or concerns about serving in Boston, please contact Sara Dillingham, Admissions Manager, at (617) 927-2426 or sdillingham@cityyear.org.

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