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City Year

City Year is a service program that places members primarily in educational and youth programs in cities across the US for one year. The program places a large emphasis on working with youth in at-risk communities. Besides primarily working with youth, members also might participate in community service projects (such as rebuild) within the areas they are serving.




Institutional Endorsement:  These opportunities do not require U-M endorsement.  Applications are submitted directly to AmeriCorps.

Application Deadline: Depending on your chosen path, there will be differing deadlines and application processes.  Please visit here for more information.

U-M Contact: Henry Dyson, Office of National Scholarships and Fellowships (ONSF)


·        Applicants must be between the ages of 18 and 25

·        Have a college degree, some college, high school diploma, or GED

·        Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident

·        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

·        Applicants must undergo a criminal history check.  In cases where a criminal offense appears, the circumstances will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis

·        For a list of eligibility documents, please click here

·        For additional information regarding eligibility, please click here.

Application Instructions:

·        To initiate your application, please click here.

·        When applying, applicants have the option to choose to serve at one of 28 sites throughout the country or where applicants are most needed.

o   To learn more about City Year locations across the U.S. where there is an extraordinary need for young people to serve and mentor students, click here

·         Applicants will need to provide the names and contact information for two people that will serve as recommenders.

·        For detailed application instructions, please click here.