Want to get involved with AmeriCorps? Here are the positions that are available. AmeriCorps positions are contingent on continued funding from the Massachusetts Service Alliance and the Corporation for the National and Community Service.
School Turnaround Initiative
Student Support Specialists (900 hours)
Student support specialists are trained AmeriCorps members who provide school counseling, academic coaching and support, and social-emotional reinforcement to Springfield students. They do so by providing direct interventions and identifying resources to address risk factors that lead to dropping out, including low attendance, behavioral problems, and course failure in English and math. Responsibilities will vary based on member experience and the needs of the school. Their goals include fostering academic success and supporting college and career awareness and preparation.
Leader in Academics, Community Engagement, and Service (LACES) Academic Coach (900 hours)
The LACES coach works with student-athletes. The coach provides academic support through weekly study halls; monitors attendance, grades, and behavior; and builds trusting relationships. Since the LACES coach is a designated "Student Support Specialist" position, select, "Student Support Specialist" on our application, then explain why you are applying for this position within the supplemental questions.