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City Year is proud to partner with teachNOLA (a TNTP Teaching Fellows Program), so our alums can continue to lead on transformational change on pressing social problems.

teachNOLA offers City Year alums

Teaching residency

teachNOLA Teaching Fellows will receive the following benefits:

  • competitive first-year salary (ranging from $38,000 to $45,000)
  • comprehensive coverage, including medical, dental, vision and life insurance
  • teaching certification from TNTP Academy
  • reduced tuition for an online Master of Science in education degree from Johns Hopkins University
  • Americorps Education Award: Upon successfully completing the first year of teaching in a systemically under-resourced school, Fellows enrolled in the TNTP AmeriCorps Program are eligible for an education award of up to $6,345, which can be used for repayment of federal student loans and/or for future educational costs at schools that accept federal financial aid; however, it cannot be applied towards TNTP Academy tuition and fees.
  • postponement of federal student loans repayment: As an AmeriCorps member, you may be eligible to pause repayment of outstanding federal student loans. You would not have to make any federal student loan payments during your year of service, and after you successfully complete the year, AmeriCorps would repay any interest accrued during that time.
  • Black Educator Excellence Cohort: supports new Black enrollees in transitioning to the teaching profession to help address barriers to the classroom that Black teachers often face. This cohort provides support, including some financial, exam preparation support and builds a networking and fellowship community with other Black educators. All participants who identify as Black/African American who are enrolled in the 2023-24 cohort with teachNOLA are eligible for the Black Educator Excellence Cohort.

Why City Year loves teachNOLA

teachNOLA is consistently rated as a top teacher preparation program in Louisiana, offering teacher certification in a wide range of subject areas and grade levels. With training and preparation rooted in building strong relationships with students and the ability to deliver high-quality instruction, teachNOLA Fellows join school communities ready to play a critical role in providing all students an excellent education. Each year, teachNOLA transforms a talented, diverse cohort of people from all levels of experience into great teachers for local students. Its Fellows come from all backgrounds to teach early childhood, elementary, special education, math and sciences. Since 2001, teachNOLA has trained thousands of teachers, reaching more than 95,000 students.

To apply

City Year AmeriCorps members and alums who apply for teachNOLA will be eligible for a priority application process and to bypass the initial short-answer essay questions. When submitting your online application, complete all pages. On the “application questions” page, use the code “City Year” in place of the short-answer application questions. By inputting the code, City Year applicants automatically get pushed to the interview round.

Applications are evaluated on a rolling basis, so apply early to increase your chance of admission.

Please compare the start date for teachNOLA to your City Year graduation date. City Year AmeriCorps members should avoid applying to teachNOLA with a conflict, since being accepted into a program that starts before your City Year graduation would end your term of service with City Year, which could have implications such as losing benefits available to you as a City Year alum.

To identify your City Year affiliation

All applicants are asked to note if they are a City Year AmeriCorps member or alum on the online application.

For more information

For questions regarding teachNOLA, please schedule a call with Lital Litwack, recruitment specialist, or email

For more information on the teachNOLA experience, read stories from program alums.

Please note that all admissions decisions are made by teachNOLA. AmeriCorps members and alums interested in applying must complete the full application process.

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