My name is Allie Zatkin and I’m a recruiter for a national AmeriCorps organization called City Year. I wanted to reach out and share some information about City Year and our upcoming application deadline, which is on May 29th. We’re still looking to hire over 3,000 full time positions to start later this Summer, many in Detroit!
At City Year, we believe that all children can succeed, despite the inequity present in our society. The key is straightforward: extra adult support in classrooms. Our AmeriCorps Members disrupt the status quo in our system not as teachers, but by working for a year in under served schools alongside teachers to level the playing field as tutors and mentors for our students.
With most of our public schools on hiatus for the foreseeable future due to COVID-19, our work at City Year has never been more important. When our kids return later this Summer, some of them will have been out of the classroom for as many as six months, an unprecedented educational challenge for our country. That sort of learning loss can be incredibly detrimental, particularly for students in under served communities. We believe that by the time that new school year arrives, our cities will be ready to bounce back and our 3,000+ AmeriCorps Members will be a big part of that long term recovery effort in all 29 of our locations across the country.
If you’re interested in learning more about our opportunities at City Year, click through some of the links in this message and then fill out my online interest form here. I will reach out to you directly to keep the conversation going!
If you’ve learned enough and are ready to move ahead with an application, you can start one right here on our website. Our next deadline for applications is May 29th and it only takes around 40 minutes to complete in total. Again, these full-time AmeriCorps positions don’t start until late July or August. Due to federal regulations, applicants must be between the ages of 18-25 and be a US citizen or permanent resident.
To close, I hope that you and your loved ones are doing well in these uncertain times. As you think about your future beyond this tumultuous period, I hope you will consider an opportunity like City Year. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to me any time.
Allie Zatkin | Senior Recruitment Manager, Midwest