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Career Partnership with UP Education Network

City Year is proud to partner with UP Education Network so our alumni can continue to make a difference in classrooms and in the lives of students. 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 UP Teaching Fellows position with UP Education Network.



UP Education Network is a nonprofit school management organization whose mission is to rapidly transform chronically underperforming district schools into extraordinary schools that sustain high achievement over time. Our turnaround schools ensure that students acquire the knowledge, skills, and strength of character necessary to succeed on the path to college and to achieve their full potential.   Across our network, we serve more than 3,000 students in Boston, Springfield and Lawrence. The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at UP Education Network and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as a UP Teaching Fellow.

The UP Teaching Fellowship 


The UP Teaching Fellowship allows aspiring educators to develop into effective new teachers through a unique teacher training and residency model between UP Education Network and our graduate school partners.   UP Teaching Fellows are hired by one of our UP Academies as a Cluster Substitute Teachers (building-wide substitutes) and have structured time built into their days to receive coaching and development from school leaders, the UP Education Network, and their graduate school.  Boston Fellows enroll in the Sposato Graduate School of Education while Lawrence Fellows enroll in UMass Boston’s Teach Next Year program. Following the fellowship, Fellows may apply for a full-time teacher position at UP.  

Benefits offered by working at UP Education Network

Across the network, we know that great staff members directly lead to the success of our students.  At UP, your career is shaped by:


  • Opportunities for immediate impact: UP offers a chance to bring best practices found in high-performing schools to students previously enrolled in struggling schools and to rapidly unlock the potential of these students.

  • Talented, mission-driven colleagues: Our staff is enthusiastic, dedicated, and willing to do "whatever it takes" to put every student on the path to college.

  • Collaboration and teamwork: Network staff members work closely together and frequently collaborate within and across teams.  Staff members constantly use data to track and monitor network and team performance.

  • Consistent professional growth and development: Members of our staff typically have weekly check-in meetings with their managers where they will receive targeted coaching and support.  Additionally, each team participates in multiple, varied opportunities for professional growth and development.


To Apply

  • Click here to learn more about the UP Teaching Fellowship application process and to apply online.
  • Click here to access the UP Education Network website and to apply online for other positions.
  • UP Teaching Fellows applications are accepted on a rolling basis.
  • City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni should be sure to check off the "City Year" dropdown on the application to identify yourself as a City Year applicant.
  • City Year AmeriCorps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials and contact Scherezade Khan, UP Education Network Recruiter at to identify your City Year affiliation after submission of your application.


Please note that all admissions decisions are made by UP Education Network. Corps members and alumni interested in the residency program must complete the full application process.

Please also note that UP Education Network is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against employees or qualified job applicants on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, disability, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other status or condition protected by applicable law. This policy extends to, but is not limited to, recruitment, selection, compensation, benefits, promotion, training and termination.