AmeriCorps Super Stars Literacy Group Leader Position

Safe Passages

About the organization

Mission: Safe Passages disrupts the cycle of poverty by engaging youth and families to build and drive a continuum of services that supports student success and community development.

Safe Passages is an Oakland, CA based nonprofit organization committed to advocating for children, youth, and families- with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations- within the County of Alameda. We are looking for passionate, motivated and dedicated individuals like you to join one of our education focused programs (Elev8 Youth or Super Stars Literacy) for the 2020-2021 academic year.
By choosing a year of service with AmeriCorps, you will have the opportunity to help meet critical needs for vulnerable populations in Alameda County, CA. As a member of our AmeriCorps team you will develop professional skills, gain hands-on experiences that will reshape your worldview, and change the way you engage with your community — all while making a difference!


Primary Responsibilities
● Day Time Intervention
o Provide targeted literacy support using small group and 1:1 instruction.
o Input and analyze student data trends using digital data management systems.
o Build relationships with teachers and school administrators.
o Prepare materials and internalize content for during school interventions and after
school programming. ● After School Program
o Implement daily curriculum including literacy content, social-emotional learning opportunities, and enrichment activities for a class of 16 students.
o Build and maintain a safe and supportive learning environment.
o Collaborate with manager and cohort to create your own engaging lesson plans.i o Engage families and communities to participate in evening family events and
o Keep accurate records relating to participants’ daily attendance, snack, and family
participation, and submit all materials required by Program Manager. ● Weekly Professional Development
o Explore relevant trends in literacy instruction and effective engagement strategies o Collaborate with grade level cohorts to generate relevant content and activities
o Expand our understanding of child development and how to effectively manage a
classroom and support students social and emotional growth
o Receive 1:1 feedback based on observation
o Participate in AmeriCorps Civic Reflection series and career-building workshops


Commitment to the full term of service (until July 2021)​

All members must pass criminal history check, including FBI, DOJ, and NSOPW searches​

Proof of tuberculosis clearance​

High school diploma or equivalent (although some college work is preferred)​

Proof of citizenship or legal permanent resident status.​


up to $16,000 for the full term of service + up to $6,000 post-service education award

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please send your resume to [email protected] after you complete the google survey.

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