A chance to Teach, Serve, Grow and Promote Equity
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Boston, MA —Dec 4, 2017—Citizen Schools is today announcing applications are available to become an AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellow in MA. Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to support middle school students in Boston, Chelsea and Somerville by working closely with them through the school day as well as during after school Expanded Learning Time (ELT) programs. This two-year commitment will challenge accepted applicants to grow both personally and professionally while giving back to the community they serve.
Citizen Schools provides young people the chance to engage in hands-on, real-world projects guided by volunteers to develop skills, confidence, and motivation that will propel them toward long-term success. Citizen Schools mission is focused on eliminating the “opportunity gap,” the difference in low-income students’ access to experiences and resources that perpetuate systemic inequalities in achievement and economic success. A team of Americorps Teaching Fellows, led by a Citizen Schools Campus Director, partners with a public school to provide students after school “apprenticeships” taught by volunteers from the community and academic support during the school day.
Teaching Fellows who serve with Citizen Schools MA have the opportunity to pursue a pathway into teaching by earning Massachusetts Teacher Certification and a Masters of Education through a partnership with UMASS Boston. The residency offers qualified candidates a two-year program that combines teaching during Citizen Schools expanded day program, mentorship and coursework.
"There is a reason we call the Teaching Fellowship a time to ‘Teach, Serve, Grow and promote equity’,” said Emily McCann, CEO of Citizen Schools. “The Fellowship offers passionate people the chance to create a more equitable educational experience for our students in the classroom - and the opportunity to build a set of personal relationships and professional skills that will support them in their leadership journey."
AmeriCorps Teaching fellows must possess the desire to work closely with middle school students on a daily basis, cultural proficiency and interpersonal skills to partner with students’ families, volunteers from the community and school faculty as well as a strong academic background. A bachelor’s degree is preferred, and those with at least 60 credit hours at an accredited college or university will also be considered.
“We know that today’s generation of young professionals has a passion for social justice,” said Megan Bird, executive director of Citizen Schools MA. “AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows have the opportunity to give back by helping our community come together to support young people to reach their full potential. Teaching Fellows create powerful learning experiences, build lasting relationships and support young people to make a difference in their own lives and community.”
All National Teaching Fellow positions begin in July 2018 with Summer Institute, an intensive training program during which teaching fellows will learn the skills needed to successfully serve in low income schools and deliver high quality academic enrichment to students.
This who are interested can apply HERE.
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About Citizen Schools
Citizen Schools is a national nonprofit organization that partners with middle schools to expand the learning day for children in low-income communities. Citizen Schools mobilizes a team of AmeriCorps educators and volunteer “Citizen Teachers” to teach real-world learning projects and provide academic support in order to help all students discover and achieve their dreams. For more information, please visit http://www.citizenschools.org/