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Career Partnership with Make Your Mark Denver


City Year is proud to partner with Make Your Mark Denver 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 lead teacher or teacher residency positions by one of Make Your Mark's many hiring partners in the Denver area. 


The Make Your Mark Denver Campaign is a collaboration between the Denver Mayor’s Office, Denver Public Schools, and several Denver-based charter schools to accelerate efforts arounds the recruitment and retention of educators of color. No prior teaching experience or a teaching license is required. City Year graduates can enroll in one of several alternative routes to teacher certification while teaching in our schools. In many cases, the hiring organization will pay for its teacher residents to earn your teaching license.  


The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as a candidate of Make Your Mark and serving a year with City Year strengthens an individual’s application and chances for being selected as a resident teacher at one of our partner schools in Denver. Click Here to learn more about the resources and hiring partnerships Make Your Mark Denver has to offer talented individuals of color who aspire to teach in Denver.


Benefits offered by applying through Make Your Mark Denver


  • 1-on-1 talent matching to potential hiring organizations with missions, school models, demographics, and professional development approaches that align with what you're each individual applicant is looking for.
  • A personal advocate for your candidacy and point of contact who will serve as a thought partner throughout the interview process and as you entertain offers from various hiring partners
  • Access to a network of new hires, all of whom identify as teachers-of-color and have signed on to begin their careers teaching in Denver the same time as you
  • Professional mentor(s) of color who live and lead in Denver and who are passionate about retaining educators of color in the Mile High City
  • Access to a Denver relocation guide specifically designed to support educators of color transitioning to our city; in the guide you’ll find everything from where to get your hair done to where to go to church, to where to find specific foods and drinks


To Apply

  • Click here to access Make Your Mark's connect form and learn more about how to apply for positions with hiring partners that may be a good fit. 
  • Start dates for Make Your Mark's hiring partners follow the school calendars. Most partners accept applicants through June for a July start and new positions open up again in September for the following school year. 
  • Your first step to be matched with teaching opportunities is to complete the connect form linked above. When completing the form, please utilize the drop down menu in the “how did you learn about us” section to identify your City Year affiliation.

    To Contact a Make Your Mark staff member, please complete the connect form and someone will repsond to your inquiry within two business days. 



    Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Make Your Mark Denver's hiring partners. AmeriCorps members and alumni interested in the school must complete the full application process.