AmeriCorps!

Communities In Schools of Georgia AmeriCorps Foundations Tutorial Program provides an opportunity for committed participants to engage in tutoring activities which target students from Kindergarten to 5th grade. The AmeriCorps Foundations Tutorial Program encourages the spirit of service through engaging committed participants in leadership trainings, community service projects and recruiting volunteers in programs and/or projects that are not limited to tutoring.  This approach builds on our history of success in communities throughout Georgia.  AmeriCorps members will provide no less than 25 hours a week from September to June.  AmeriCorps members will provide literacy and math support at school sites as well as community service initiatives and participate in member development activities related to the program.  

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Meet AmeriCorps age eligibility requirements 1) be at least 17 years or age 2) have at least a high school diploma or GED 
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States 
  • Have strong reading and writing skills as well as a desire to work with young children 
  • Be able to effectively communicate with culturally diverse populations 
  • Sensitive to school culture and guidelines 
  • No findings on the National Sex Offender Public Registry and no prohibitive findings on the Federal and State Criminal Background checks 

BENEFITS:  

  • A monthly living allowance of $658   
  • Loan forbearance for federal student loans  
  • Segal Education Award of $3,097.50 upon successful completion of service requirements  
  • Certificate in CPR/First Aid 
  • Member Assistance Program, phone and virtual mental health services 

THE AMERICORPS FOUNDATIONS TUTORIAL PROGRAM MEMBER IS EXPECTED TO: 

  • Provide a minimum 900 hours of approved service to the assigned service school site 
  • Serve a minimum 25 hours per week from September 1, 2022 to June 30, 2023 
  • Provide tutoring through one-on-one or small groups in 30-minute sessions 3 times per week 
  • Work with designated school staff to identify students and materials to be used during tutoring sessions 
  • Provide additional support for students in the classroom or after school activities 
  • Keep logs and records of student progress and activities within Communities In Schools Data Management 
  • Participate in meetings, member development trainings and other activities scheduled on the program calendar 
  • Provide quarterly reports and service project reports  
  • Recruit at least 3 community volunteers to tutor and participate in service projects 
  • Attend service activities and trainings sponsored by the Georgia Commission for Service and Volunteerism and by Communities In Schools of Georgia 
  • Other assignments as requested and allowable as part of the AmeriCorps program 

Communities In Schools of Georgia AmeriCorps Members are challenged to fully participate in a cohesive, diverse, task-oriented team focused on school-based programming, service project implementation and general leadership development. Members will be committed to community service, supporting the public-school system and the individual student by engaging families, teachers and community members in education.  Some ways in which you will do this include:  

(1) Tutoring Program Development 

AmeriCorps members will provide small group and one on one tutoring with their assigned school or educational program.  These responsibilities include establishing a daily routine, working with teachers and staff to identify students for tutoring, developing and implementing creative and exciting activities for tutoring and programs.  

(2) Program Training 

AmeriCorps members will participate fully in leadership development, civic engagement, project development, tutoring and tutoring training.  Members will participate in a series of virtual New Service Year Orientation (NSO).  During NSO members will receive skills training essential to program success.  Throughout the program year, members will be engaged through bi-weekly conference calls/webinars.  Topics to include child development, school environments, parent engagement, diversity, curricula and intervention models, key stakeholder collaboration and tutoring/instructional techniques. 

(3) Volunteer Management 

AmeriCorps members will assist in the recruitment, retention and recognition of community volunteers who serve at various Communities In Schools projects.  Members will help plan service projects, recruit volunteers to deliver programming, and support volunteers in completion of assigned tasks during their service time.  In addition, members will assist in maintaining a welcoming atmosphere and positive relationship between volunteers, school staff, students and Communities In Schools. 

(4) Special Events and Projects 

AmeriCorps members will engage in national service events such as MLK day, Volunteer Week and AmeriCorps week to support community strengthening. 

PROGRAM START DATE:  

  • AmeriCorps members will begin service in September 2022
  • New Service Year Orientation dates TBD via Zoom  
  • AmeriCorps Swearing In Day, TBD  

 

To apply, please visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/login.do Create account and search for the Communities In Schools of Georgia program.  Listing ID 68448 

Communities In Schools of Georgia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or other factors prohibited by applicable federal, state, or local laws. This policy applies to all decisions and actions including, but not limited to, hiring, recruitment, compensation, benefits, promotions, evaluations, layoffs, terminations, and rehires. 

To learn more about Communities In Schools of Georgia please visit: www.cisga.org