AmeriCorps Service

AmeriCorps Service

Reading Corps

OUR STORY

SummerCollab is a nationally recognized program that transforms educational outcomes for low-income children. By equipping community-based institutions and schools with the curricular, academic, and organizational resources, community agencies execute extraordinary summer learning programs. We employ and train top teachers, high school and college students to help them do it. In 2017, SummerCollab received the National Summer Learning Association’s Excellence Award for its innovative and impactful approach to making summer smarter.

SummerCollab focuses intensively on summer learning because leading education researchers today point to the summer opportunity gap as a key cause of the achievement gap. To be precise, two thirds of the achievement gap is attributable to summer learning inequity. To solve this problem, SummerCollab specializes in empowering community based agencies to execute high quality summer learning programs.

Last year, SummerCollab helped nearly 2,000 kids reverse learning loss in reading comprehension, phonics and word recognition. This year, we will aim higher. Through our alliances with nearly 40 community partners, cultural institutions and schools, we will engage Delaware’s highest need youth in dynamic, effective learning institutions that meet precise literacy deficits, grow critical thinking skills, and deepen sense of self. With your help, Delaware’s highest-needs kids will explore, learn, and grow during the summertime.

In 2017, SummerCollab formed the Reading Corps, an AmeriCorps program, to better target literacy interventions for 40% of its highest-needs campers this summer. AmeriCorps is a national network of programs that engages nearly 85,000 Americans each year in service to meet critical needs in education, the environment, public safety, homeland security, and other areas. Established in 1993, AmeriCorps is housed within the federal agency of the Corporation for National and Community Service.

 

KEY CORPS MEMBER OBLIGATIONS 

● Execute literacy assessment and analyze results
● Design reading intervention schedule and groupings, and plan instruction/activities
● Lead intervention sessions
● Engage family members and volunteers in programming

 

POSITION REQUIREMENTS  

● Must be 17 years of age
● Must have a commitment to community service
● Must align with the Reading Corps’ mission and its impact on kids, schools, and communities
● Have excellent oral and written communication skills
● Have a desire to work with children
● Must possess relationship building, teamwork, and leadership skills
● Must possess adaptability, willingness to learn, and open mindedness to differing perspectives and ideas
● Must possess excellent organizational skills
● Must have a willingness to meet personal and professional challenges and operate with a
growth mindset

 

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES 

● Undergo all background checks and meet all clearance requirements
● Participate in AmeriCorps training and events as required and requested by Delaware Office of Volunteerism
● Attend SummerCollab trainings and required events
● Participate in and complete AmeriCorps citizenship training
● Participate in community service activities

 

BENEFITS 

● Living allowance of $3,000
● Segal Education Award of over $1,500
● Paid time off
● Ongoing training and professional development
● Leadership and management experience
● Making an impact in the lives of children and community

 

TERMS OF SERVICE 
● Serve on site at partnering agency (sites located in New Castle and Sussex Counties)
● Minimum service hour requirement of 450 hours (inclusive of training)
● Pre-season (March-June) training and professional development
● Serve on-site throughout the summer, Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For more information, contact jobs@summercollab.com 

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