Up to 10 positions available working with local youth!
If you are interested in one or more of the positions below, please email a cover letter and resume to Marnie Thompson, Northfield High School Assistant Principal (Marnie.Thompson@nfld.k12.mn.us). Please specify in the cover letter which position(s) you are interested in. Application review begins March 2, 2015, so apply today!
The Northfield AmeriCorps positions work collaboratively to help support the Northfield Promise initiative, a collective impact effort striving to ensure all Northfield youth are supported from cradle to career.
This VISTA will serve with the Tackling Obstacles and Raising College Hopes (TORCH) graduation initiative. TORCH aims to improve the graduation and post-secondary attendance rates of Northfield’s low-income and minority students. The VISTA in this year-long position will help connect youth with internship and job opportunities. The VISTA will also help students explore college possibilities and secure post-secondary opportunities.
AmeriCorps Promise Fellows – Up to 6 positions available
Promise Fellows work directly with cohorts of 25-30 youth who are at-risk of not succeeding in school. Promise Fellows provide academic support and also connect youth with after school programs, mentors, and community service opportunities. Promise Fellows form significant connections with the youth in their cohort and have the chance to help change their lives. Promise Fellows will be placed at the Northfield High School, Northfield Middle School, the Northfield Area Learning Center, Arcadia Charter School, The Key, and Carleton College/Northfield Middle School.
The TORCH Middle School VISTA will assist low-income and minority students in grades 6-8 with improving their literacy skills. The VISTA will recruit tutors to work with students on their reading and writing. The VISTA will also organize engaging events and programs.