AmeriCorps Member

Communities In Schools of Central Texas

About the organization

Thousands of children in Central Texas live in poverty and face challenges that stand in the way of learning, like hunger, trauma, homelessness, poverty, and poor health. Without community support, they are more at risk for missing school, dropping out and failing to earn a high school diploma. By helping our most vulnerable students stay in school and succeed in life, we are building communities where every person is capable of reaching his or her greatest potential.

Communities In Schools builds relationships that empower students to stay in school and succeed in life. Our school-based staff partner with teachers to identify challenges students face in class or at home and coordinate with community partners to bring outside resources inside schools. We do whatever it takes to help students succeed.

Duties

Come spend a year making a difference in the lives of young people in Austin, TX! Applications are now open for the AmeriCorps position at Communities In Schools of Central Texas, starting September 1st. Our AmeriCorps members work to end generational poverty and close the achievement gap by serving as mentors and tutors for students at risk of dropping out. They will work one-on-one with students, grades 3rd – 8th, on a single campus for their entire service year and will collaborate closely with social workers, teachers, and community resources. Our team is committed to providing professional growth and net-working opportunities to our members, who often transition this experience into a career in social work, education, or nonprofit. AmeriCorps does provide a living stipend and benefits. In addition, members earn an education award that can assist in paying off qualified student loans or be kept in an account for up to seven years for future schooling. Any questions? Please e-mail [email protected]

Qualifications

Our program does not expect our AmeriCorps members to come in with any particular skills or qualifications. Rather, we look at this as an opportunity for the members to improve skills in emotional intelligence, data entry, project management, and conflict resolution. Experience working with youth and Spanish-speaking is a big plus, but certainly not required. We encourage folks with disabilities to apply.

Salary

$1460/month Living Allowance & Education Award

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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