MTCC AmeriCorps College Coach - Dawson Community College - Dawson Promise

Montana Campus Compact

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Montana Campus Compact advances the public purposes of colleges and universities by deepening their ability to improve community life and to educate students for civic and social responsibility. Our organization is an independent affiliate of Campus Compact, a national coalition of college and university presidents dedicated to promoting civic and community engagement, public service, and service-learning in higher education. Our current membership includes Montana's two-year, four-year, public, private, tribal, and community colleges and universities, as well as a network office located in Missoula, hosted by the University of Montana. MTCC hosts an AmeriCorps program (College Coaches) and an AmeriCorps VISTA program that support its mission and work.


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The AmeriCorps College Coach mentors students in activities at Dawson Community College to increase students' feelings of belonging on campus and provide college students with academic coaching and mentoring to support student success, retention, and timely graduation. The team members will engage students in academic mentoring, FAFSA support, financial literacy programs, cultivating a culture of wellness and belonging, promoting community involvement.The AmeriCorps College Coach will assist in planning campus events to help foster a sense of belonging on campus. The campus is located next to the beautiful Makoshika State Park in Eastern Montana. Make a positive difference while exploring Big Sky Country. To learn more about this position, visit


In 1940, citizens of Dawson County voted to establish a junior college as an extension of Dawson County High School, and the State of Montana approved the formation of the College. Dawson Community College strengthens our community by providing quality education and empowering diverse learners to achieve their educational goals. Dawson Promise is a program aimed at helping youth aging out of the foster care system, unaccompanied youth, or homeless youth obtain a two-year education without debt. Through Dawson Promise, students are provided opportunities that may have previously seemed out of reach. What will participation in Dawson Promise look like? DCC’s Financial Aid office helps students complete their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). A mentor will help students through the admissions and enrollment processes and introduce them to their academic advisor. Students will work one-on-one with their advisor to determine a course of study for their chosen program and will meet periodically to discuss progress.Students will be provided with year-round on-campus housing and may begin classes as soon as they graduate from high school. Students will be provided with various life skills training; such as, resume writing, personal finances and budgeting, interviewing skills, grocery shopping tips, and more.Students will be provided a community host family through the Adopt-a-Buc program. Host families assist students in their transition to the



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