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Career Partnership with YES Prep Public Schools





City Year is proud to partner with the YES Prep 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 for YES Prep Public Schools.   



YES Prep Public Schools is an open-enrollment public charter school system serving students in grades six through twelve in Houston’s most underserved communities. Our mission is to increase the number of students from underserved communities who graduate from college prepared to leave. For twenty years, YES Prep Public Schools has redefined what is possible in public education. With more than 12,600 college-bound students in Houston, we are a system of high-performing public charter schools, proving that students from low-income communities can achieve at the highest levels. YES Prep students are shattering the status quo with state assessment scores, Advanced Placement passing rates, and college graduation numbers that are far higher than national averages.

As the winner of the Broad Prize for the most Outstanding Charter Management Organization in the nation and Houston Business Journal’s Best Place to Work award for four consecutive years, YES Prep is not only redefining possible for our students, we are an employer of choice for extraordinary, diverse talent. Teaching Excellence is our teacher preparation program for recent graduates, who want to teach in Houston. For a full school year, program participants will attend Professional Learning Saturdays. Participants will also have an Instructional Coach- someone who is in their classroom to provide them with feedback on strengths and areas to improve.

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

Benefits offered by YES Prep Public Schools:

  • Teacher certification offered through our Teaching Excellence program during your first year of teaching
  • An instructional coach that will support you during your first year of teaching by providing with you glows and grows once every two weeks
  • District wide diversity training
  • Ongoing professional development and networking opportunities 


  • Click here to access YES Prep Public Schools’ website for hiring opportunities and apply online.
  • The start date would be July 2018.
  • City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials and contact the Talent Recruiter from YES Prep Public Schools Brianna (Brie) Olootu at to identify your City Year affiliation after submission of your application. In addition, when you submit your application, you’ll be prompted to share how you heard about YES Prep Public Schools. To indicate that you are a City Year AmeriCorps Member, please select “City Year” from the dropdown selection.

To Contact the Talent Recruiter:  
Call 713-560-0171 Email:



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