AmeriCorps Member (2020-2021) with Saga Education in Chicago. New York & Washington D.C.
About the organization
Who We Are
Saga Education is an official AmeriCorps program under the Corporation for National & Community Service (CNCS). Saga Education supports historically under-served young people by providing personalized and consistent math tutorials led by professionally trained AmeriCorps members who supplement teacher instruction and encourage students’ confidence and academic strengths. Our organization currently partners with public school districts in Chicago, New York City, and Washington DC. For more information about Saga Education’s mission, model, and locations, please visit us at www.sagaeducation.org.
The Work and Why It Matters
For every ten low-income students who enter high school, seven will graduate on time, four will enter college, and only one will earn a college degree by the age of 24 (The Promise of College Completion, 2011). Finding interventions that improve the academic outcomes of low-income students is one of our nation’s most urgent challenges.
AmeriCorps members commit to ten months of service (August 2020 - June 2021). They strive to promote the academic success of their small cohort of students by focusing intently on individualized instruction and building strong relationships.
AmeriCorps members provide daily math tutoring to a small caseload of high school students (12 to 24) assigned to them at the beginning of the service year. Saga’s model is embedded into the regular school day, and AmeriCorps members serve 2-4 students per class period
AmeriCorps members contact families regularly about student progress. This communication forges trust, fosters relationships, and keeps guardians informed about the successes and needs of their child
Every school is led by a Site Director who is responsible for observing, training, and supporting AmeriCorps members throughout their entire year of service. AmeriCorps members will be observed weekly and must be hungry for feedback
AmeriCorps members are expected to complete 1,700 service hours during their ten-month commitment
AmeriCorps members are required to be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents
Completed Associate's degree, or higher, in any discipline
Ability to teach and communicate Algebra and Geometric skills and concepts
Readiness to rise to the many demands and challenges that come with supporting at-risk youth
Passion for educational equity
Hunger for feedback
Prior paid or volunteer experience with students, preferred but not required
Prior coaching, tutoring, or teaching experience, preferred but not required
Peace Corps, AmeriCorps, City Year, and other National Service alumni are encouraged to apply
$20,000/21,000 + $6,200 Segal Education Award
Contact email: [email protected]
Stipend & Benefits
Saga Education provides a modest living stipend to all AmeriCorps members for their ten-month term of service (August-June):
$20,000/ 21.000+ $6,200 Segal Education Award
*As a member of the federal AmeriCorps program, you are eligible to earn the Segal Education ,Award (valued at approximately $6,200) at the completion of your service year, which can go toward pursuing further education or to pay off existing, qualified student loans. Additionally, over 100 colleges and universities nationwide augment the Segal Education Award in some way, including matching your award amount, waived registration fees, course credits, or service scholarships.
Eligibility for student loan forbearance or deferment
Access to health and dental insurance
Access to other Saga Education staff member perks (e.g. TicketsatWork)
Access to the prestigious Americorps alumni network upon completion of service
Equal Opportunity Employment
The posting employer has certified that this announcement complies with Peace Corps’ Equal Opportunity Employment policy:
The Peace Corps is committed to providing equal opportunity to all employees, Volunteers, and applicants for employment and volunteer service. Peace Corps policy prohibits discrimination and harassment because of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age (40 or over), disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, parental status, political affiliation, union membership, genetic information, or history of participation in the Equal Employment Opportunity process, grievance procedure, or any authorized complaint procedure.
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