City Year is one of over 1,000 local and national AmeriCorps programs across the country. AmeriCorps, the domestic Peace Corps, engages Americans in service to meet the nations critical need in education, public safety, the environment, and other human services.
City Year San Antonio brings together young adults, ages 17 to 24, from diverse ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic backgrounds for a demanding year of full-time community service, leadership development, and civic engagement. Corps members spend their day tutoring and mentoring children full-time in elementary and middle schools, as well as lead high schools students in amazing community service projects.
Each corps member will complete a minimum of 1700 hours of service during his or her city year, which begins in late August and ends in mid-June. Eligibility requirements include: must be a United States citizen or possess Permanent Resident Alien status, be between the ages of 17 and 24 years old; be a high school graduate or GED recipient or agree in writing to work toward GED during city year experience, and must agree to a background or security check.
Benefits: Career, leadership, and skill development, weekly living stipend (taxable) $150-250, Timberland uniforms valued at over $1200, health insurance and childcare coverage, education award $4,725, $12,000 scholarship to Our Lady of the Lake University (undergrad/grad), and annual bus transportation pass.