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 DCPS 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.
Applicants to the AmeriCorps program must:
Full-time Member Benefits
Part-time Member Benefits
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.