For the past 10 weeks, I have been inspired by the future engineers, doctors, veterinarians and artists of the Bay Area. At week one they may have seemed like your average middle schooler, but by week 10, it was made clear – they are the remarkable Girls for a Change (GFAC).
There are a number of institutions across the US that recognize the hard work, dedication and drive of AmeriCorps members. They offer a variety of inscentives like matching tution funding to the Segal AmeriCorps Education Award. See a list of participating universities in the Citizen Schools footprint below, or browse the full list here.
If you ask Bob France what he does as a Citizen Teacher, he may give you a couple of answers. Sure, he’s an engineer, a manager, a teacher. But he’s also a time traveler, he says. “I get to take a group of students into one of their possible futures, and go along for the ride.”