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City Year AmeriCorps Member

City Year was founded in 1988 on the belief that young people can change the world. City Year is an education-focused, nonprofit organization that unites young people of all backgrounds for a year of full-time service aimed at keeping students in school and on track to graduation. At City Year’s 29 urban locations across the U.S. and two international affiliates, teams of trained young people called AmeriCorps members serve full-time in schools during the academic year as tutors, mentors and role models. By focusing on attendance, behavior and course performance, which identify students who are at risk of not graduating on time, AmeriCorps members are positioned to help students and schools succeed. 

Your service will focus on helping students get and/or remain on track to graduate by providing academic support, delivering behavior and attendance coaching and encouraging student engagement to promote a positive school climate. You will be assigned to a diverse team of 8-15 young adults and serve with them during the 2019–2020 school year. Beginning each day before the first school bell rings and staying until the last child leaves the after-school program, you’ll serve students, schools and communities in a variety of ways. 

Primary responsibilities include:
Academic Support
• Assist school administrators and teachers in identifying students who would benefit from participating in City Year programs
• Plan tutoring sessions and provide small group and one-to-one literacy and/or math tutoring to elementary, middle and high school youth
• Support student academic success in the classroom by partnering with teachers and school staff to facilitate differentiated learning activities
• Create, support and/or co-lead literacy and/or math focused events to enrich school literacy and/or math culture and climate
• Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs recognizing and appreciating growth and/or achievement in literacy and/ or math
• Record time spent with students providing small group and oneto-one tutoring in our data management system
• Participate in and/or lead Facilitated Data Review and Student Progress Monitoring meetings utilizing business intelligence tools per team schedule
• Promote a positive learning environment

Engagement & Positive School Climate Participation
 • Provide small group and one-to-one social-emotional skills development programs and attendance coaching to elementary, middle and high school youth
• Support and/or conduct extended day programming through facilitation of enriching activities for students before, during, and after school including, but not limited to, academic enrichment and intervention, homework support, recreation, service learning and leadership development
• Create, support and/or co-lead events or programs to recognize and appreciate significant growth and/or achievement in socialemotional development and positive behavior
• Lead your teammates as a coordinator in an area of expertise tailored to meet school specific needs. Example coordinator roles include attendance, math, English language arts and afterschool programs
• Engage students as leaders to help plan and/or lead event elements
• Record time spent with students providing social-emotional development programs, attendance coaching, and other services such as after school programming in our data management system
• Participate in and/or lead Facilitated Data Review and Student Progress Monitoring meetings utilizing business intelligence tools per team schedule
• Facilitate coaching sessions for small groups of students on building social-emotional learning skills

Secondary activities may include:
• Contributing to overall school performance by engaging parents, coordinating enrichment programs for students, serving as role models and helping to enhance the school culture
• Supporting and developing thematic events to engage community stakeholders
• Supporting, creating and/or co-leading events or programs that recognize and appreciate significant growth and/or achievement in attendance
• Welcoming students at the start of the school day
• Placing calls to the homes of absent students
• Providing homework assistance to a consistent group of students before and after school
• Participating in site leadership development activities
• Engaging with corporate and community partners

• Bi-weekly living stipend
• Post-service Segal education award (for those who have not earned the value of two full awards)
• Option to enroll in City Year's AmeriCorps member health insurance plan
• Loan forbearance on qualifying student loans
• Uniform provided by ARAMARK
• Exclusive scholarships to over 120 colleges and universities
• Networking and professional development
• Leadership development training
• Childcare for parents who qualify

City Year AmeriCorps members are as diverse a group as the communities we serve. We’re looking for you if you want to build yourself, give back and are ready to change the world.
Applicants must:
• Be between 18-25 years old
• Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident
• Authorization to work in the U.S. is not sufficient
• Those with DACA status unfortunately are not eligible at this time
• Have a college degree, some college experience, GED or high school diploma
• Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps state or national program*
• Agree to and pass a criminal background check
• Be able to begin City Year by July/August 1, 2019**

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