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Career Partnership with Rocketship Public Schools



City Year is proud to partner with the Rocketship Public Schools 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 as a teacher with Rocketship Public Schools.




Rocketship Public Schools is a network of public elementary charter schools working to eliminate the achievement gap in the Bay Area, Milwaukee, Nashville and DC. For mission aligned educators, we are offering an alternative entrance into the classroom. Each year Rocketship supports a cohort of new teachers who are working towards earning their teaching credential. This offers you the chance to have your own classroom next year, receive a full salary and benefits and earn your California teaching credential through one of our credentialing partners.

The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at Rocketship Public Schools and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as a Rocketship teacher. Click Here to learn more about the Rocketship experience.



Benefits offered by the Rocketship Public Schools Teachers

  • California teaching credential through one of our partner programs

  • Full salary and benefits

  • Personalized coaching from a School Leader, network Professional Development and network developed curriculum


To Apply

  • Click here to access Rocketship's job opportunities and apply online.
  • Start date is in mid-July. Exact start date TBD. Please compare start to your corps graduation date to limit conflicts.
  • City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials and contact the recruiter from Rocketship Public Schools at to identify your City Year affiliation after submission of your application. 

    To Contact Rocketship Public Schools


    Please note that all admissions decisions are made by Rocketship Public Schools. AmeriCorps members and alumni interested in the program must complete the full application process.