As a Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps member, you will be given the opportunity to serve in elementary and middle schools, helping students improve their academic performance by closing the achievement gap.
HOW IT WORKS
Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based 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, community members and corporations in education.
AmeriCorps is a 10-month commitment that will change your life. More than 70,000 men and women are serving all over the country, turning their idealism into action through AmeriCorps.
WHAT YOU'LL DO
Full time AmeriCorps Members serve a minimum of 1700 hours per service year through their service at their schools, self-guided Community Legacy Projects, and three days of service during their term – Hands On Atlanta Day, MLK Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day.
Participate fully in leadership development, service-learning integration, project development, diversity and literacy training.
Establish a daily routine, develop and implement creative and exciting activities for after-school and Saturday programs, and tutor and mentor students.
Plan school-based special events and service projects such as: parents, friends and family night, corporate sponsor days, etc.
WHAT YOU'LL GET
A monthly living allowance of $1,210
Basic health and dental insurance
Childcare subsidy, if eligible
Loan forbearance for federal student loans
Segal Education Award of $5,550 upon successful completion of service requirements
To participate in this program, State and Federal background checks are required. For a list of offenses that may disqualify you from service, please click here.
Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps Members come from states as far away as California, Colorado, and Maryland; more than half our AmeriCorps Members are from the metro Atlanta area and several are products of APS and local colleges and universities from which they have backgrounds in education, social work, counseling, math, public policy, media/marketing, and child development.
Members serve as math and language arts tutors
Small group tutor sessions designed to provide students with individualized attention to strengthen foundational math and reading skills
Aid teachers and enrich learning through grade-level classroom assistance
Associates degree or 60 credit hours post secondary education required
Bachelor’s degree preferred
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Organize service events and recruit volunteers
Bachelor’s degree required