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Career Partnership with Reading Partners


City Year is proud to partner with Reading Partners 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 Reading Partners AmeriCorps opportunities.


Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers and AmeriCorps members in under-resourced schools. Our people are our heartbeat and our greatest resource, and Reading Partners AmeriCorps members are instrumental to our success as an organization. For a full 11-month service term, AmeriCorps members serve within schools and the community throughout the country to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as happy, confident, and successful readers in school and in life.


The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success as a Reading Partners AmeriCorps member and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as an AmeriCorps member. Click here to learn more about the Reading Partners AmeriCorps experience. 

Reading Partners Locations:

- California: Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Sacramento, San Francisco Bay Area

- Colorado: Denver
- Maryland: Baltimore
- Minnesota: Minneapolis
- New York: New York
- North Carolina: Charlotte
- Oklahoma: Tulsa
- South Carolina: Charleston, Lake City
- Texas: Dallas/Fort Worth
- Washington DC
- Washington: Seattle

Benefits offered by Reading Partners


  • AmeriCorps members earn an annual stipend of $16,000 - $23,000 (dependent on region), along with medical, dental, and vision coverage at no cost for our AmeriCorps members; childcare assistance is available through AmeriCorps for those who qualify. You may be eligible for student loan forbearance on federal student loans. AmeriCorps members can earn an education award of $5,920 after successfully completing their service term. AmeriCorps members will have an allotment of personal days for sick/vacation.
  • We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us. As such, we provide ongoing professional development opportunities. 


To Apply

  • Click here to access Reading Partners AmeriCorps opportunities and apply online.
  • Start Dates for Reading Partners AmeriCorps vary by region, with most start dates beginning in August 2019. Please compare start date 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 their application materials, and contact Anton Taylor, Senior Admissions Manager, at to identify your City Year affiliation after submitting your application.

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