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City Year Bridge Builder Teacher Residency Experience
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City Year is proud to partner with the Public Education & Business Coalition to offer The Bridge Builder Teacher Residency Experience, the first teacher training and licensure program designed specifically to harness the power and idealism of former City Year Corps Members. Through layers of support, trauma-informed professional development and a strong team culture, the Bridge Builder Residency Program aims to develop equity-focused educators that put kids first in their classrooms.



We know all students deserve to meet their full potential. At the same time, more than 10 million children live in neighborhoods of concentrated poverty-- neighborhoods where qualified teachers are in increasingly short supply. We believe that City Year alumni, by leveraging skills from their year of serve to support both academic and social-emotional development in their classrooms, have the potential to be incredible educators that close gaps for students in our highest-need schools.



Benefits Offered by the Bridge Builder Teacher Residency Experience

Students like yours need great teachers. The Bridge Builder Residency is seeking outstanding corps members to deepen their impact and broaden their skills as they earn their professional educator’s license. Bridge Builder Residents can expect to:

  • Build community with a team of City Year alumni from around the country
  • Take on gradual ownership of classroom responsibility throughout the year
  • Receive hands-on teaching experience under the guidance and coaching of a teacher mentor
  • Attend weekly instructional seminars to develop your classroom knowledge and skills
  • Earn a stipend and full benefits while enrolled in the program at no cost to you
  • Earn your Colorado teacher’s license in 1 program year
  • Master’s options and university partnerships available


To Apply

  • Apply through our licensing partner, the Public Education and Business Coalition, at  Indicate on your application that you are affiliated with or currently serving with City Year
  • During your phone screen, notify the admissions representative that you would like to apply for the Bridge Builder Residency Experience