The Springfield College AmeriCorps program recently hosted its annual Appreciation Celebration for 2020 recognizing all of the hard-working volunteers who have made an impact within the community.
For 22 years, the Springfield College AmeriCorps program has provided the city of Springfield and Springfield Public Schools with student support and academic support specialists who provide mentoring, counseling, social-emotional reinforcement, direct interventions, and identification of risk factors that lead to dropping out of school. The Springfield College AmeriCorps program is the largest in Western Massachusetts.
Both Springfield College undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply to the Springfield College AmeriCorps program, as well as community members, and retired educators. Both half-time and quarter-time positions are available. Members receive a modest living allowance and, upon completion of their service, they earn Education Award funds that can be applied toward tuition or qualified student loans.
Springfield College AmeriCorps members have provided more than 20,000 hours of service this school year in more than 18 Springfield Public Schools leading to academic success in English and math, and improved results in attendance, and behavior.
The AmeriCorps program at Springfield College is supported in part by the Corporation for National and Community Service, the U.S. Department of Education, the Massachusetts Service Alliance, the Funder Collaborative for Reading Success, and the Irene E. and George A. Davis Foundation.
For more information about the Springfield College AmeriCorps program, visit springfield.edu/americorps or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.