Want to become an AmeriCorps member? Here are current open positions:
Student Support Specialists (900 hours)
Student support specialists are trained AmeriCorps members who provide school mentoring, 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. The process to approve applicants into the program is dependent on the renewal of grant funding.
Academic Support Specialists (450 hours)
The Academic Support Specialist works within youth-serving organizations to cultivate students' social-emotional skills in preparation for grade-advancement, college, and life. They are also trained to provide mentoring, academic coaching and support, and social-emotional reinforcement to Springfield students. The process to approve applicants into the program is dependent on the renewal of grant funding.