Become a Student Support Specialist
Within the School Turnaround Initiative, AmeriCorps members like you can become student support specialists, working to provide school counseling, academic coaching and support, and social-emotional reinforcement to Springfield students in chronically low-performing elementary, middle, and high schools.
Applications for this position are currently open.
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 School Turnaround Initiative programs, you can serve in Springfield schools (grades K through 12), where you can facilitate interventions targeting risk factors that lead to dropping out of school, 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 or LACES academic coach.
AmeriCorps members are selected and placed based on previous experience, academic program, and applicable skills. Explore the benefits of getting involved with AmeriCorps.
Sound like something you're interested in?