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Career Partnership with The Academy of the Pacific Rim


City Year is proud to partner with the Academy of the Pacific Rim so our alumni can continue to lead on transformational change on pressing social problems. This partnership reflects the shared visions and values of both organizations, and their belief that young people can keep students on track to graduate from high school and pursue post-secondary education. City Year strengthens an applicant’s competitiveness and chances for being selected for the Academy of the Pacific Rim.

Academy of the Pacific Rim Charter Public School enrolls students in grades 5-12 from the city of Boston. Our mission is to empower urban students of all racial and ethnic backgrounds to achieve their full intellectual and social potential by combining the best of the East—high standards, discipline and character education—with the best of the West—a commitment to individualism, creativity and diversity.. 


The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at the Academy of the Pacific Rim (APR) and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as a teacher or administrator. Click here to learn more about the APR experience. 

Benefits offered by the Academy of the Pacific Rim


  • Participate in a strong team that makes a deep and lasting impact in the lives of young adults.
  • Receive weekly coaching from experienced educators.
  • Serve as a leader in the school’s culture.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development activities on a weekly basis.


To Apply

  • Click here to learn more about APR's Employment Opportunities and apply online. 
  • Start dates for APR can be found here. Please compare start dates to your corps graduation date to limit conflicts. 
  • City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials.

    To Contact the Academy of the Pacific Rim

    Call Spencer Blasdale (City Year Boston 1988 alumnus), Executive Director at 617-361-0050, ext.118. 



    Please note that all admissions decisions are made by the Academy of the Pacific Rim. AmeriCorps members and alumni interested in the school must complete the full application process.