MTCC AmeriCorps College Coach - Salish Kootenai College - Upward Bound
Montana Campus Compact
About the organization
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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Engage in educational equity activities by supporting the Upward Bound program engaging with low-income, first-generation high school students on the Flathead Reservation with the skills and motivation necessary for success in postsecondary education. Engage youth in academic mentoring, mentoring, college entrance preparation, enrichment activities, and college visitations. Assist with FAFSA nights and engage youth and families in workshops to prepare for college. Assist with scholarship applications and college visitations. Facilitate online forums to reach students in rural communities have access to these services. To learn more about this position, visit https://mtcompact.org/available-positions/.
About This Service Site
Salish Kootenai College aspires to be the pre-eminent educational center of excellence for American Indian Students, grounded in the cultures of the Séliš, Ksanka and QÍispé people of the Flathead Nation. The college will empower students to improve the lives of their families and communities through research, leadership and service. Upward Bound is a federally funded program designed to provide low-income, First-generation high school students with the skills and motivation necessary for success in postsecondary education. The program serves students on the Flathead Indian Reservation. Services include tutoring, mentoring, college entrance preparation, enrichment activities, and college visitations. A six-week residential summer component on campus offers students high school credit, college credit, and work-study experiences. To increase high school graduation rates, and college going rates, the program strives for 60% of participants to have a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better on a four-point scale at the end of each school year. To learn more about this service site, visit https://www.skc.edu/.
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