As a member of the Springfield College AmeriCorps program, you'll live and share the Springfield College Humanics philosophy, engaging in service that meets the critical educational needs of Springfield youth.
Through the Massachusetts Reading Corps and School Turnaround Initiative programs, you can serve in Springfield schools and early education centers (grades PreK through 12), where you can facilitate interventions targeting risk factors that lead to dropping out of school, including poor early literacy skills, low attendance, behavioral/disciplinary issues, and course failure in English and math.
Our program offers resources to help you succeed in these environments. We provide extensive training and support around evidenced-based practices and interventions in education and literacy, ensuring that members have a meaningful service experience that positively impacts the academic success of children in Springfield.
And, there are plenty of ways you can make your mark. You can serve part-time, completing 900 hours as a student support specialist, literacy tutor, or LACES academic coach, or full-time, completing 1,700 hours as a literacy tutor.
So, how can you become involved? AmeriCorps members are selected and placed based on previous experience, academic program, and applicable skills.
Reasonable accommodations are provided for persons with documented disabilities on the basis of need. Reasonable accommodations are available for applicants during the interview process and for members at their service sites.