Over 15 positions available working with local youth!
Below are Northfield- and Faribault-based AmeriCorps positions currently accepting applications for the 2018-19 year.
The Faribault AmeriCorps positions work collaboratively to help support Faribault Youth Investment and the Faribault Community schools. More information can be found at the Faribault Youth Investment website.
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.
AmeriCorps Promise Fellows – 10 Northfield-based 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. Current Promise Fellow openings include the Northfield High School, Northfield Middle School, the Northfield Area Learning Center, Northfield Union of Youth/The Key, Arcadia Charter School, and Northfield Healthy Community Initiative.
Northfield Public Schools- Reading Corps
Reading Corps members will work directly with preschool or elementary students to build reading skills. Training will be provided and multiple options for work location and the number of hours and ages of students. The experience will lend well to those interested in careers in education. Current openings include: Sibley Elementary, Bridgewater Elementary, Greenvale Park Elementary, Hand in Hand Preschool, Early Ventures and several other preschool age settings.
Northfield Public Schools – Hand in Hand Preschool
AmeriCorps LEAP Initiative member will build school readiness and lifelong learning skills by supporting preschool children and their parents and by building capacity through community outreach. The AmeriCorps LEAP member will build early childhood assets and social/emotional school readiness competencies, provide parent education and connections to community resources that strengthen families and support social-emotional development and recruit citizen volunteers to support and strengthen early childhood movement in southern Minnesota.
Greenvale Park Community School VISTA (July 2018 – July 2019)
Sponsored by the Minnesota Literacy Council, this VISTA will help lead the continued development of the Greenvale Park Community School initiative. The VISTA will help grow literacy programming for elementary-age students at the community school, as well as family engagement and early childhood programming options.
If you are interested in one or more of the Northfield-based positions, please email a cover letter, resume, and the names/contact information for 3 references (non-family members) to the Northfield AmeriCorps Selection Team (firstname.lastname@example.org). Please specify in the cover letter which position(s) you are interested in. Application review begins soon, so apply today!