Corps for a Change - Student Support Specialist

Colorado Youth for a Change

About the organization

Colorado Youth for a Change (CYC) is an educational nonprofit organization with a statewide scope. CYC’s mission is to solve Colorado’s dropout crisis. CYC provides a continuum of services from Prekindergarten through High School to help students find success through tutoring, case management, and outreach to help in-school youth remain in school or out-of-school youth return to school. Reading Corps is the first step along that continuum to support students.


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.

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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.


Education Award, Student Loan Postponement, Stipend, Mileage Reimbursement

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Please contact Jennifer at [email protected] for more information and to begin the application process.

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