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Career Partnership with Saga Education



City Year is proud to partner with Saga Education 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 the Saga Fellowship.


The Saga Fellowship is an official AmeriCorps program under the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNSC).

A service year as an AmeriCorps Member with Saga Education is your chance to make a real difference. Through daily tutoring sessions with a small number of students, you’ll deliver high-quality, personalized instruction that helps young people thrive. In the process, you’ll forge life-changing relationships -- with your students, their families, and your team of Fellows.  


We are a national nonprofit organization that partners with school districts in Chicago, New York City, and Washington DC to supplement teacher instruction by providing trained Tutoring Fellows for students who are falling behind. We know the relationships young people can count on are the ones that lift them up. So our professional Tutoring Fellows give consistent, personalized, in-school-day academic tutoring -- delivered with equal parts accountability and heart. Whether they are supporting students to work through a tough math problem or a tough day, our Fellows show up. For complex formulas. For complex lives. For hard days and hard-earned high fives.


The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at Saga Education and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s chances for being selected as a Saga Fellow. Click Here to learn more about the fellow experience. 


Benefits offered to AmeriCorps Members with SAGA Education


  • Saga Education provides a modest living stipend to all AmeriCorps members for their 10 month term of service (August-June)
    • Chicago: Stipend $20,000 + $6000 Segal Education Award
    • New York City: Stipend $21,000  + $6000 Segal Education Award
    • Washington DC: Stipend $21,000 + $6000 Segal Education Award
  • Note: As a member of the federal AmeriCorps program, you are eligible to earn the Segal Education Award (valued at approximately $6,000) at the completion of your service year, which can go toward pursuing further education or to pay off existing, qualified student loans. AmeriCorps members can serve up to four terms and only eligible to receive the Segal Award twice.
  • Eligible for student loan forbearance or deferment

  • Access to health and dental insurance

  • Fellows are eligible for pre-tax Flexible Spending Account (FSA)

  • Fellows have access to other Saga staff member perks (e.g. discounts on entertainment, automotive services, technology, and retail).

  • At the end of service, Fellows will gain access to the prestigious Americorps alumni network.


To Apply

  •  Click here to access the website and apply online.
  • The Saga Education Fellowship starts in mid-August, please compare start date to your corps graduation date to limit conflicts.
  • To identify your City Year affiliation within the application, please select "Partner Organization" as your General Source and "City Year" as the organization. City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni should also highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials.

    Please feel free to contact our Recruitment Team at should you have any questions about this process or the Fellowship in general.



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