While your City Year begins full-time on Monday, July 28th, 2014, you are required to attend a half-day, in-person registration session prior to this. In addition, you will be required to complete online registration pre-work prior to attending in-person registration at our office. More details on the online registration pre-work will be sent out this spring.
At registration you will sign employment paperwork, verify your AmeriCorps registration, learn about your benefits and complete your background checks.
It is mandatory that you take part in this in-person registration session. Registration days will run from late June until the week prior to your start date. We will send you your assigned registration dates this spring. If for any reason you are unable to attend any of the below registration sessions you must contact the City Year admissions team as soon as possible to discuss your circumstances. Failure to participate in registration prevents you from serving with City Year Los Angeles.
In-person Registration Dates: You must attend one of these sessions. Please note that these dates are assigned. Times TBD.
- Monday, June 30, 2014
- Tuesday, July 1, 2014
- Tuesday, July 22, 2014
- Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Location: City Year Los Angeles office (606, S. Olive St., Suite 200, Los Angeles, CA 90014)
What will you need to register:
Required materials to bring to registration:
1. Valid government-issued photo ID
2. Original social security card - MUST BE ORIGINALS. NO DUPLICATES OR COPIES
3. Proof of Citizenship - MUST BE ORIGINALS. NO DUPLICATES OR COPIES.May include any one of the following:
o Your unexpired passport or passport card (easiest)
o Your birth certificate (state issued or country issued, NOT a photocopy), with a government-issued photo ID. If you plan on bringing your birth certificate to registration, you MUST meet these additional requirements outlined in the next section below.
o Notarized copy of birth certificate or unexpired passport
o INS Certificate of US Citizenship (INS Form N-560 or N-561)
o INS Certificate of Naturalization (INS Form N-550 or N-570)
o Report of Birth Abroad of a US Citizen issued by the State Department (FS-240)
o Certificate of birth-foreign service issued by the State Department (FS-545)
o Certificate of Report of Birth issued by the State Department (DS-1350)
o Alien Registration Receipt Card/ Permanent Resident Card (INS Form I-551)
o Application for Replacement Alien Registration Receipt Card (INS Form I-90
4. TB Test results: Every corps member must complete a TB test before serving in schools. The test can be completed by any medical provider, but tests taken before 2/1/14 are no longer valid. If you’re in LA here’s a list of locations that offer low-cost TB tests. Bring your results with you to registration. You may use the attached form for your test or a form provided by your medical professional
Birth Certificate Requirements
NOTE: This section only applies to you if you plan on bringing your birth certificate to meet Proof of Citizenship Requirements for registration.
Due to AmeriCorps regulations, shortened versions of birth certificates that bear the words “Abstract” or “Extract” cannot be accepted. You may also notice that some of these shortened versions are printed on a small slip or half sheet of paper.
If you have a document titled “Birth Abstract” or “Extract of Birth”, you will have to apply for a replacement birth certificate. While these shortened versions of birth certificates are legitimate government-issued documents, there have been many incidents of fraud associated with them in recent years that they are no longer acceptable for the purposes of applying for a passport. As a result, AmeriCorps has required that only Certified Birth Certificates be used as acceptable proof of citizenship.
In addition to ensuring that your birth certificate document does not bear the words “Abstract” or “Extract”, a Certified Birth Certificate must have:
- Full name of the applicant
- Date & place of birth
- Raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal of issuing authority
- Registrar’s signature
- Full name of applicant’s parent(s) to be listed (new requirement as of April 1, 2011)
For examples of acceptable and unacceptable birth certificates, please see the images included below. If you have any questions about your personal documents, please contact Alex Gayda, Government Relations Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ACCEPTABLE Certified Birth Certificate Example:
UNACCEPTABLE Abstract/Extract of Birth Examples: