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Colorado Youth for a Change

About the organization

Job description

Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit organization with a statewide scope, which provides direct service to high school aged youth. CYC’s mission is to solve Colorado’s dropout crisis. CYC utilizes an outreach, relationship, and case management approach to support in-school youth to remain in school. CYC started Corps for a Change in 2015 as a way to increase preventative programming within the organization. Corps for a Change focuses on attendance and school engagement support.

Position Summary

Corps for a Change has 25 AmeriCorps members who will engage with in-school youth to assist in combating the dropout crisis. AmeriCorps members will focus on interventions such as one-on-one meetings, home visits, phone calls, and tutoring, in order to address individual student barriers to improve attendance and increase engagement in school.


Position Duties

Quickly build relationships with youth identified with low attendance
Monitor student attendance and conduct one on one meetings to support students in being successful in school (academics, attendance, social-emotional needs, general school engagement)
Engage parents/guardians through phone calls, meetings, and home visits
Provide tutoring to students as needed
Address barriers to student learning by connecting them with in-school and local community service providers so they may focus on school
Track all students’ progress within CYC’s database, school databases, and other spreadsheets
Complete CYC intake process (pre- and post-survey, identities and life events information)
Member will collaborate with school staff, students, families, and CYC staff in order to successfully accomplish responsibilities

Hours and Term of Service:

Members are required to serve full-time, during a typical school schedule, with some mandatory night and weekend hours. A typical member schedule is from 7:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday. However, this is flexible depending on the needs of the site and/or the member. 1200 hours of service are to be completed between August 16th, 2021 and May 31st, 2022. Members are required to participate in regular team meetings remotely/in Denver and three “Days of Service” throughout the course of the service term (MLK Day, 9/11 Day of Remembrance and Cesar Chavez Day).


Position Requirements:

18 years of age or older
Be a U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident
Have a high school diploma or G.E.D; College degree or some college experience preferred.
Not have served more than the allowed number of AmeriCorps terms previous to this term.
Submit to a full background check, including a sex offender registry check, state criminal history registry check, and FBI fingerprint-based check. This position has recurring access to vulnerable populations and selection is contingent upon satisfactory results of these checks.
Strong planning and time-management skills.
Strong capacity to be flexible and adaptable to varied circumstances.
Consistent follow-through.
Ability to accept and incorporate constructive feedback from coaches and program staff.
Ability to work with diverse personalities.
Ability to adapt to a sometimes challenging and high-pressure environment.
Strong personal standards of excellence, ethics, and integrity.

Preferred Qualifications:

Excellent oral and written communication skills
Independent, self-motivated work style
Excellent follow-through and strong organization skills
Experience working with middle and high school age youth, especially disadvantaged youth
Volunteer experience and interest in service learning
Access to a reliable vehicle and valid driver’s license


$1,894.74 monthly stipend, $4,441.50 education award, Cell phone and laptop provided, health insurance

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]


Stipend of $947.37 (pre tax) paid out twice per month
Healthcare provided (at no cost to employee, paid by organization) Provider: Cigna
Members who complete the minimum 1200 service hours, will receive an education award of $4,441.50 at the end of a successful term of service, which can be used to repay student loans or for current or future educational expenses.
Mileage reimbursement or bus fare.
Cell phone and laptop for use during service term.
Members participate in professional development and training including personal strengths, inclusivity, working with high needs students, communication styles, and a variety of other topics.

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