City Year operates educational support programs in over 20 cities nationwide. Corp members sign on for 10 months during which they provide one-on-one or small group tutoring before, during, and after school to children in third through ninth grade. Volunteers also lead and organize after-school activities, celebrations, and projects to improve the community and school environment.
There are no fees to participate. Volunteers receive a stipend to help cover living expenses and an education award of nearly $6,000 at the end of their experience to repay loans or fund future educational endeavors. Health insurance, federal loan deferment, childcare coverage, and a cell phone are also provided.