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City Year
San José/
Silicon Valley

San José is home to an ethnically diverse community, booming technology companies and aspiring entrepreneurs. City Year San José/Silicon Valley works alongside teachers and community partners to support students across our city.

Support students in San José

We are City Year. We are challenging the educational status quo in Silicon Valley to ensure that local students have an excellent education and skills to pursue and thrive in careers within local tech companies. When students thrive, we all benefit.

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Hello, San José!

From exploring Bay Area’s cityscapes and natural beauty to enjoying vibrant food scenes, see all that San José has to offer.

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AmeriCorps member and student
Addressing the challenge

There are 105 highly-skilled AmeriCorps members working with over 8,000 students throughout east San José.

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Our impact in San José

We partner with educators while supporting our students so that they can fully take advantage of their drive and skillsets.

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Ready to apply?

Great! We are excited to work together to grow our communities, while you learn valuable skills for the future.

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Your City Year San José/Silicon Valley resources

Go into your City Year with resources and information from classroom environments to housing, and some hidden gems to help you feel like a part of the community during your City Year San José/Silicon Valley experience.

Why San José?

San José, 10th largest city in the U.S., offers a unique collection of activities ranging from famous landmarks to beautiful natural parks. The Silicon Valley is easily accessible to beaches, redwoods and the Santa Cruz mountains providing access true to the outdoors. With all-year beautiful weather and high-pace energy, San José is an ideal place for young people to serve, make an impact in students’ lives and the community, and pursue dynamic careers in the private or public sector.

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Explore the city

We’ll walk you through how to use public transportation to get across the city, how and where to find roommates and housing, and some hidden gems to make you feel like a local during your City Year San José/Silicon Valley experience.

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