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City Year Chicago

The heartbeat of the Midwest, Chicago has always attracted young people to its shores and skyscrapers. AmeriCorps members here are inspired to help students build on their strengths, take risks in their learning and feel connected to their school communities.

Support students in Chicago

We are City Year. We are challenging the educational status quo with tenacity, passion and empathy. We create environments where young people feel like they belong, so they can fulfill their potential.

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Hello, Chicago!

Chicago has 77 different neighborhoods, each with its own culture.

Get to know our city

AmeriCorps member and student
Addressing the challenge

There are 254 highly-skilled AmeriCorps members working with more than 15,000 students throughout Chicago.

See where the corps works

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Our impact in Chicago

We partner with educators while supporting, mentoring and lifting up our students so that they are able to fully take advantage of their drive and skill sets.

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Ready to apply?

Great! We are excited to work together to grow our communities, while you learn valuable skills for the future.

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Your City Year Chicago resources

Go into your City Year with resources and information from classroom environments to housing, and some hidden gems to help you feel like a part of the community during your City Year Chicago experience.

Why Chicago?

Chicago is the third largest city in the country and has quickly become the quintessential American city. With public transportation running 24/7, anything you need is in close proximity.

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Explore the city

We’ll walk you through how to use the CTA to get across the city, how and where to find roommates and housing, and some hidden gems to make you feel like a local during your City Year Chicago experience.

See our Chicago city guide

These talented professionals support City Year Chicago's impact with students and schools.

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City Year depends on committed public and private sector partners in Chicago to support our work.

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City Year Chicago is pleased to announce that Myetie Hamilton has been selected as the organization's new executive director.

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