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Preparing for service in Boston

We are excited you have joined City Year and will be serving the students of Boston. Get service ready with our guide, leading up to registration day and beyond. We are with you every step of the way.

Welcome to Boston

The information here, along with calls from current City Year Boston staff members, newsletters and the Facebook group, will help you prepare for your time with City Year. Within each section, you will find guidance, resources and tools to answer common questions and ease your transition into service.


We encourage you to secure housing and move prior to the first day of service to allow you to focus on building relationships with your teammates and immerse yourself in training.

Read our tips on securing housing

Stipend & benefits

There are several benefits offered to you, including relocation assistance.

Learn more about your stipend and local benefits

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The City Year uniform fosters a spirit of unity and common purpose. It builds trust with the students we serve and promotes young adults as service providers in education.

Learn about your uniform

Learning & development

Your service year will be demanding. Learn more about how we will prepare and support you throughout your City Year journey.

Learn about training and support

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Policies and practices

Explore the answers to commonly asked questions about our policies, practices and uniform.

Get an overview

Explore our community

Whether you’re new to our city or have lived in Boston for several years, there are always new and exciting things to experience here.

Explore fun things to do

Prepare for registration day

All City Year AmeriCorps members must attend an in-person registration and present documentation to complete the hiring process and verify eligibility. Here's what you need to know to come prepared.

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