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City Year AmeriCorps Member


ABOUT CITY YEAR
City Year helps students and schools succeed. Diverse teams of City Year AmeriCorps members provide support to students, classrooms and the whole school, helping to ensure that students in systematically under-resourced schools receive a high-quality education that prepares them with the skills and mindsets to thrive and contribute to their community. A 2015 study shows that schools that partner with City Year were up to two-to-three times more likely to improve on math and English assessments.
A proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network, City Year is supported by the Corporation for National and Community Service, local school districts and private philanthropy. City Year partners with public schools in 29 communities across the U.S. and through international affiliates in the U.K. and South Africa. 
WHAT YOU’LL DO
Your service will focus on helping students get and/or remain on track to graduate by providing academic support, delivering behavior and attendance coaching and encouraging student engagement to promote a positive school climate. You will be assigned to a diverse team of 8-15 young adults and serve with them during the 2020-2021 school year. Beginning each day before the first school bell rings and staying until the last child leaves the after-school program, you’ll serve students, schools and communities in a variety of ways. 
Primary responsibilities include:
Academic Support
  • Assist school administrators and teachers in identifying students who would benefit from participating in City Year programs
  • Plan tutoring sessions and provide small group and one-to-one literacy and/or math tutoring to elementary, middle and high school youth
  • Support student academic success in the classroom by partnering with teachers and school staff to facilitate differentiated learning activities
  • Create, support and/or co-lead literacy and/or math focused events to enrich school literacy and/or math culture and climate
  • Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs recognizing and appreciating growth and/or achievement in literacy and/ or math
  • Record time spent with students providing small group and one-to-one tutoring in our data management system
  • Participate in and/or lead Facilitated Data Review and Student Progress Monitoring meetings utilizing business intelligence tools per team schedule
  • Support a positive classroom environment by reinforcing the teacher's classroom routines and expectations and encouraging on-task student engagement
  • Participate in leadership development training, be coached by staff members to improve performance and to participate as a member of the team and site
Engagement & Positive School Climate Participation
  • Provide small group and one-to-one social-emotional skills development programs and attendance coaching to elementary, middle and high school youth
  • Support and/or conduct extended day programming through facilitation of enriching activities for students before, during, and after school including, but not limited to, academic enrichment and intervention, homework support, recreation, service learning and leadership development
  • Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs to recognize and appreciate significant growth and/or achievement in social-emotional development and positive behavior
  • Engage students as leaders to help plan and/or lead event elements
  • Record time spent with students providing social-emotional development programs, attendance coaching, and other services such as after school programming in our data management system
  • Facilitate coaching sessions for small groups of students on building social-emotional learning skills
  • Promote a positive learning environment by modeling positive peer behaviors like respect, timeliness, attendance and listening
  • Create engaging classroom space
Secondary activities may include:
  • Contributing to overall school performance by engaging parents, coordinating enrichment programs for students, serving as role models and helping to enhance the school culture
  • Supporting and developing thematic events to engage community stakeholders
  • Supporting, creating and/or co-leading events or programs that recognize and appreciate significant growth and/or achievement in attendance
  • Welcoming students at the start of the school day
  • Placing calls to the homes of absent students
  • Providing homework assistance to a consistent group of students before and after school
  • Participate in and/or lead Facilitated Data Review and Student Progress Monitoring meetings utilizing business intelligence tools per team schedule
BENEFITS
  • Bi-weekly living stipend
  • Post-service Segal education award (for those who have not earned the value of two full awards)
  • Option to enroll in City Year's AmeriCorps member health insurance plan
  • Loan forbearance on qualifying student loans
  • $500 (pre-tax) relocation payment if relocating 50 miles or more for service
  • Uniform provided by ARAMARK
  • Exclusive scholarships to over 100 colleges and universities
  • Networking and professional development
  • Leadership development training
  • Childcare for parents who qualify
ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
City Year AmeriCorps members are as diverse a group as the communities we serve. We’re looking for you if you want to build yourself, give back and are ready to change the world.
Applicants must:
  • Be between 18-25 years old
  • Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
  • Authorization to work in the U.S. is not sufficient
  • Those with DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time
  • Have a college degree, some college experience, GED or high school diploma
  • Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program*
  • Agree to and pass a criminal background check
  • Be able to begin City Year by July/August 1, 2020

HOW TO APPLY
Visit joincityyear.force.com and submit your completed application online.

 

SN: City Year is taking action to ensure that we are prioritizing the safety of our AmeriCorps members and reduce the likelihood of virus transmissions in our communities by providing remote work and distance learning with our students during this time.