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Career Partnership with Capital Teaching Residency

Capital Teacher Residency


City Year is proud to partner with the Capital Teaching Residency 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 Capital Teaching Residency.


The Capital Teaching Residency is a nationally recognized, highly selective teacher training program that provides a pathway for aspiring teachers to develop into outstanding educators prepared to serve in high-need schools in Washington, D.C.

The mission of the Capital Teaching Residency (CTR) is to close the achievement gap by increasing the number of highly effective educators in the District of Columbia. CTR serves as an effective model for teacher training programs across the country. The City Year experience is a strong indicator of future success at the Capital Teaching Residency and serving a year with City Year strengthens an applicant’s application and chances for being selected as a Capital Teaching Resident.


Click here to learn more about the CTR experience.

Benefits offered by the Capital Teaching Residency 




  • Train to teach in an environment of excellence.
  • District of Columbia teacher certification offered in the areas of Early Childhood Education, Special Education, Science, Math and English Language Arts.
  • Access to discounted tuition at University partners
  • Ongoing professional development activities and networking opportunities for the duration of the 3 year commitment


To Apply

  • Click here to access the Capital Teaching Residency's admissions website and apply online.
  • TO IDENTIFY CITY YEAR AFFILIATION: City Year corps members and alumni should highlight their City Year experience on their resume as part of application materials.
  • On the online Teaching Fellows application, you can indicate your affiliation with City Year in one of the dropdown menus

To Contact Molly Lenowitz, Capital Teaching Residency Recruitment Manager:


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