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LAYC AmeriCorps Class of 2014-2015

LAYC AmeriCorps Class of 2014-2015

The LAYC AmeriCorps program is an employment opportunity to work as part of the national community service movement. LAYC's AmeriCorps program hires, trains, and places Corps members within DC Public Schools middle and high schools.

This program provides the opportunity for young adults who are considering a career in youth development or teaching the chance to try their hand in a real-world setting and gain tons of useful skills. Our focus on social justice sets us apart from other programs; we utilize innovative and cohesive approaches to education ranging from project-based learning to restorative practices to LAYC’s special brand of Positive Youth Development (PYD).

LAYC's AmeriCorps program also strives to increase parental involvement in their children’s education. The program hosts numerous events to foster relationships between LAYC staff, youth, and parents including parent orientations, field trips, and school special events.

Three Ways to Serve

01Education Team:The AmeriCorps In-School program provides academic support to middle school students performing below grade level. The After-School program provides homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, recreation, and other academic enrichment opportunities.

02Health Team: Members provide in-school health education classes for 5th-8th graders based on the nationally-vetted “Sex Can Wait” curriculum, and after-school programming focusing on physical fitness, nutrition, and life skills.

03Guide to Post-Secondary (GPS) Team: More Info Coming Soon.

Eligibility

Applicants to the AmeriCorps program must:

  • Be 18 years or older (or 17 with written consent from parent or guardian);
  • Be a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident;
  • Have a GED or high school diploma;
  • Have experience working with and passion for working with youth.

Requirements

  • AmeriCorps application;
  • Two references;
  • Motivational statement; and
  • A minimum of 2-3 interviews.

Full-time Member Benefits

  • $700 stipend every two weeks (before taxes);
  • Vouchers to cover child-care costs;
  • Access to AmeriCorps' loan forbearance program;
  • Health insurance; and
  • Educational award of $5,350 upon successful completion of the program.

Part-time Member Benefits

  • $350 stipend every two weeks (before taxes);
  • Educational award of $2,675 upon successful completion of the program.

Program Schedule

School Year:

Full-time: Monday through Friday: 9 AM - 6 PM.

Part-time: Monday through Thursday: 2- 6 PM - Friday: 9 AM - 1 PM

Weekend events occur a few times a year and are a mandatory component of the program.

 

Summer:

Full-time and part-time: Monday through Friday: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (July through August).

All AmeriCorps members receive professional development training in: tutoring, lesson planning, database entry, classroom management and discipline, emergency preparedness, CPR and first aid, leadership development, volunteering, community development, and job search skills.

How to Apply

You must apply on the AmeriCorps website. You may choose LAYC as your service location. Please note, we only accept applications once a year from May through August.

Contact

Questions? Please email Rebecca Mintz at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call (301) 275-5435 for details.

Last Updated on Monday, 03 November 2014 12:21