How to Apply

Applying to be a Massachusetts Promise Fellow is a simple three-step process. Get started with your application today by following the steps below:

STEP 1

Choose Fellowship position that are of interest to you from the list of Open Positions. Review complete description of the project and follow any additional directions on how to apply with that particular site.

STEP 2

Complete MPF's online Application.

STEP 3

Submit cover letter, resume, and contact information for 3 references directly to the contact person listed in the position description (2017-2018 positions will be posted in early April).

Program Requirements

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills
  • The ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Proven leadership and project management abilities
  • A passion for and commitment to national and community service
  • The desire to work with diverse constituencies
  • Flexibility and a good sense of humor
  • High school degree or GED equivalent
  • 17 years of age or older
  • Must be willing to comply with a criminal background check
  • US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Alien documentation

Timeline

April

Positions posted and applications go live

June

Positions are filled on a rolling basis until the end of June

Mid-August

Program start date

July 31st

Program end date

2016-2017 Fellow Positions

All 2016-2017 AmeriCorps Fellow positions have been filled. 2017-2018 positions will be posted in early April.

"e" Inc.
Boston

The Fellow’s main project will be to lead and grow “e” inc.’s Change Makers Teen Program. Using an environment science lens, this teen group will create and implement a series of community-based projects and along the way, gain science knowledge and develop leadership skills.

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Artists for Humanity
Boston

Founded in 1991, Artists For Humanity’s (AFH) mission is to provide under-resourced urban youth with the keys to self-sufficiency through paid employment in art and design. AFH began with what was then an ambitious and unconventional idea – young people can provide, through their innate talent and vision, contemporary creative services to the business community.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest
Framingham

In the College and Career Readiness Mentoring Project, the Fellow will identify children from Fuller Middle School in Framingham, identify mentors from Massachusetts Bay Community College and Framingham State University, and create one-to-one mentoring relationships for the school year. The Fellow also will work to adapt the Future Ready Mentoring Toolkit, an initiative developed by Future Ready Massachusetts, for the children at Fuller Middle School.

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Boston Public Health Commission: Start Strong
Boston

The Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationships Initiative is designed to prevent teen dating violence by promoting healthy relationships and understanding the intersection between gender and dating violence. Your goal as a Fellow is to work with a cohort of 20-25 Start Strong Peer Leaders to deliver training to a local community center, lead workshops throughout the academic year to middle and high school students, and meet 1:1 with every Peer Leader to assess their academic and higher education needs.

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Breakthrough Greater Boston
Greater Boston

Breakthrough Greater Boston’s (BTGB) mission is to prepare low-income students for success in college and train the next generation of urban teachers using its unique Students Teaching Students model. Two Massachusetts Promise Fellows will contribute to BTGB’s mission by enhancing the quality and effectiveness of BTGB’s Academic Mentor and Study Hall Plus programs through a a focus on volunteer recruitment as well as direct engagement with a cohort of 15-20 students in grades 7-10. The Fellows’ direct service will consist of one-on-one academic mentoring and small group academic support during a weekly Study Hall Plus Program at our Dorchester and Cambridge campuses.

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Breakthrough Greater Boston
Greater Boston

Breakthrough Greater Boston’s (BTGB) mission is to prepare low-income students for success in college and train the next generation of urban teachers using its unique Students Teaching Students model. Two Massachusetts Promise Fellows will contribute to BTGB’s mission by enhancing the quality and effectiveness of BTGB’s Academic Mentor and Study Hall Plus programs through a a focus on volunteer recruitment as well as direct engagement with a cohort of 15-20 students in grades 7-10. The Fellows’ direct service will consist of one-on-one academic mentoring and small group academic support during a weekly Study Hall Plus Program at our Dorchester and Cambridge campuses.

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BUILD
Boston

The Promise Fellow would work specifically on an envisioned College Cohort Project which would consist of three primary areas: 1) college application case management, 2) curriculum design of culturally relevant lessons, and 3) planning for social or cultural engagement activities. Since our students are first-generation college students, our work is not only focused on the detailed mechanics of guiding students through the college application process, but also on building strong peer and mentor relationships through that process—relationships that will carry over and offer support throughout our students’ future college experiences. The Fellow can expect to work directly with a consistent group of juniors and seniors during the course of the academic year. 

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Cape Verdean Association
Brockton

The Cape Verdean Association of Brockton is a community based organization that provides education, health, civic, social and human services to Cape Verdeans and other immigrant community populations in Brockton, with special emphasis on the needs of the youth and the elderly. The Association offers an after school, summer, and tutoring center, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for adults, the Family Initiative Collaboration, and fundraising and social events.  The Promise Fellow will ensure educational classes and youth programs run efficiently and smoothly. Thus, the Promise Fellow will coordinate the educational classes of the Association, manage the Youth Tutoring Center for middle and high schoolers and coordinate the Summer Camp Program. 

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Charlestown High School
Boston

The Massachusetts Promise Fellow at Charlestown High School will serve as an Academic Coach for a select group of 20 students in 9th and 10th grade who need sustained academic support. The Fellow will build relationships and work one-on-one with students during the school day, and then coordinate after-school programming focused around scholastic engagement, academic skill-building, and tutoring. The Fellow will work with a team of teachers, maintain weekly contact with these students’ families, and track students’ academic progress throughout the school year – with the ultimate goal of creating academically rigorous, meaningful, and fun learning experiences for students.

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Dana Farber Cancer Institute Office of Workforce Development
Boston

Dana-Farber Cancer Institute’s (DFCI) mission is to provide expert, compassionate care to children and adults with cancer while advancing the understanding, diagnosis, treatment, cure, and prevention of cancer and related diseases. As an employer and patient-centered facility, DFCI places high importance on addressing workforce diversity, particularly among high-risk and underserved populations. Serving as a point of entry into the workforce, DFCI Student Training Program (STP) based out of the Human Resources Office of Workforce Development represents one of several integrated efforts to meet this imperative. The DFCI Fellow will work closely with Workforce Development staff to plan, implement, and evaluate the College Achievement Program (CAP) for 15 academic-year student trainees on-site and ultimately impact their decision to apply, gain entrance, and succeed in college. He/she will also manage the delivery of our bi-monthly afterschool science enrichment program activities for 15 high school freshmen that will expose them to medical and science career pathways.

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East End House
Cambridge

East End House community center uses a holistic approach to promote the wellbeing, academic achievement, and successful transition to adulthood of children and youth  from under-resourced families in Cambridge and surrounding communities. As part of the approach, East End House provides support services to a diverse population, from infants to seniors, to strengthen family and community.

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Enroot Education
Cambridge

Enroot Education, formerly Cambridge Community Services (CCS), is a non-profit organization that runs the City Links Program to empower immigrant youth to achieve academic, career, and personal success through inspiring out-of-school experiences. City Links participants are immigrant high school students from countries including Haiti, Bangladesh, Ethiopia, and El Salvador, among others. Through City Links, students participate in 1:1 mentoring, 1:1 tutoring, paid internships, and seminars focused on postsecondary planning, career exploration, and community engagement.  

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Flying Cloud Institute
Pittsfield

Flying Cloud seeks to host a MPF who will work intensively over the course of a year with 15 Young Women in Science (YWIS) high school mentors from the city of Pittsfield to build their academic engagement and involve them in community service leading girls science clubs for grades 3 - 8, which strengthens their social/ emotional skills and maturity. 

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Freedom House
Boston

Freedom House’s mission is to transform the economic and cultural fabric of high need communities through education and leadership development.  The fellow will hold the responsibilities of career and college coach for Freedom House Academy.  The fellow will work closely with the staff and students in supporting students to complete high school and pursue a career/college pathway.

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Girls Inc. of Lynn
Lynn

The mission of Girls Inc. of Lynn is to inspire all girls to be strong, smart, and bold by meeting the needs of girls in the community, developing girls’ capacity to overcome the effects of discrimination and be self-sufficient, responsible members of the community, and by serving as a vigorous advocate for all girls. Girls Inc. of Lynn has been operating since 1942, serving girls ages 5-18. The College Mentoring Fellow will increase college access programming with high school juniors and seniors by recruiting and supporting volunteer mentors who will work with girls on a weekly basis. The College Mentoring Fellow will also increase girls’ knowledge of colleges and scholarships that are a good fit for them and engage the parents of mentees in the program.

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Greater Fall River Re-Creation
Fall River

The Greater Fall River Re-Creation Committee, Inc. provides year-round recreational, educational, and cultural programs for Fall River residents with a particular emphasis on socioeconomically disadvantaged youth.  The agency’s goal is to provide a variety of programs ranging from participatory sports and creative classes to educational presentations and theatrical/musical performances for those who would otherwise not be unable to afford or participate in these programs.  The Fellow’s primary responsibility will be to create a program that works with RE-CREATION’S Outreach program. The program identifies 20-30 high-risk out-of-school youth in Fall River that have any type of gang affiliation and/or gang activity. The Fellow will implement a program that provides maximum educational tools for the youth to stay engaged as well as succeed in school. 

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Health Resources in Action
Boston

The Leaders through Education, Action and Hope (LEAH) Project, a program of Health Resources in Action (HRiA), is a college access, job readiness, and youth development initiative that recruits, trains, and supports low-income, high school students of color in Boston Public Schools (BPS), known as “LEAH Mentors,” to teach science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) lessons and provide homework help to elementary school students. The LEAH Project's mission is to cultivate the power of youth to transform their lives and communities through science, education, and service. The Fellow will lead and enhance the LEAH Project’s College Readiness Program (CRP), working directly and consistently with 16-20 youth (sophomores - seniors) throughout the year, and indirectly with another 5-9 youth (freshman). Through the CRP, the Fellow will work to increase the college-readiness of LEAH Mentors including college visits, STEM Career nights, parent engagement events, college workshops, Mentor orientation training, weekly Mentor meetings, site visits, and individual meetings with Mentors. 

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Hernandez After School Program
Boston

The Fellow’s main project area while at the HASP consists of developing and facilitating an academic/leadership enrichment program for a small group of 15 6-8th grade students a couple days a week during after school hours, while additionally supporting local college and community volunteers working with students during homework time.  Additional project areas include recruiting volunteers, leading educational field trips around Boston, writing a newsletter to families, offering general program support to grades K1-8 and participating in restorative justice circles.  Due to the nature of being a small non-profit, there are a lot of additional professional development and leadership opportunities that may arise during your time.  Finally, as a two-way bilingual school, know that everyone here is learning at least one language and being part of multicultural community is a big part of who we are at the Hernández.   

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LEAP for Education
Salem

The LEAP for Education Fellow will be asked to infuse past and new curricula with inclusion strategies and adaptations for ELL and SPED students. In addition, the Fellow will investigate new ways to increase English language learning opportunities for ESL students. The Fellow will also be responsible for forming partnerships with community organizations to increase student’s civic awareness through volunteer opportunities and various field trips.

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Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health
Boston

MassCOSH is a nonprofit, membership coalition that organizes and advocates for safe jobs and healthy communities. Based in Dorchester, MassCOSH focuses on immigrants and people of color in the lowest paid and the most unsafe/unhealthy jobs, and engages them in efforts to improve workplace conditions and civic participation to have a voice in policies that govern these conditions. Through a four-tiered approach combining popular education, participatory action research, civic engagement, and policy advocacy, MassCOSH engages its constituents directly in the process of identifying and developing strategies to promote improvements in their workplaces and communities. The Fellow at MassCOSH will work specifically on the Teens Lead @ Work program, a youth led education and civic engagement program in which peer leaders identify environmental hazards and unsafe conditions at work, in school, or in their community and then develop and implement solutions to these issues. Peer Leaders facilitate workshops to youth serving organizations on workplace violence, safety and health in the workplace, knowing your rights as a working teen in MA, and sexual harassment in the workplace.

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MathPower
Boston

The Math*STARS Fellow will build a new Math*STARS site at a Boston Public School for 6-8th grade students using the Math*STARS model of homework support and hands-on/minds-on activities that give students access to grade level curriculum by developing foundational skills such as number sense and algebraic thinking.  The Math*STARS Fellow will pilot programming which will enhance the mentoring responsibilities of our volunteer Tutor-Mentors.

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MGH Center for Community Health Improvement 10th Grade
Boston

The mission of the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) Center for Community Health Improvement (CCHI) is to collaborate with community and hospital partners to build and sustain healthier communities and to enhance the hospital’s responsiveness to patients and community members from diverse backgrounds. Over the past 20 years, the CCHI has worked with community partners in Chelsea, Revere, Charlestown, and Boston to assess needs and create more than 35 programs that prevent and reduce substance abuse and violence, increase access to care for vulnerable populations, eliminate racial and ethnic disparities in health care and provide opportunities for Boston youth. Building upon the current STEM modules, the 2016 – 2017 Fellow will facilitate more than 200 hours of programming through one–on–one and weekly group sessions with the 10th grade scholars. Potential program topics and activities will include: an introduction to anesthesia, stroke awareness and neurology, careers in radiation/oncology and job shadowships. The Fellow will also create and develop innovative ways to strengthen the technology and engineering components of our curriculum and involve parents in learning how to best support their child’s STEM curiosity and value of STEM careers and post secondary education.

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MGH Center for Community Health Improvement 11th Grade
Boston

The MGH Youth Scholars Fellow’s project will consist of the Fellow facilitating a weekly two hour program during OST for twenty-nine youth scholars (more than 200 hours of one on one and group programming).  Additional 11th grade programming such as retreats, orientations, and enrichment activities will be conducted during OST.  Potential program topics will include: understanding college as an investment, finding the right college fit, SAT preparation, mindfulness and the relaxation response, and exposure to STEM careers.  The Fellow will also create and develop innovative ways to engage parents in the college search process.  Over the past few years, it has become clearer to us that parents have a strong desire to assist their children with selecting the ideal college fit, but they do not always have the tools or references to do so. We hope the Fellow will devise a targeted approach to include parents and families in the process from beginning to end. Ultimately, the goal is to ensure that MGH Youth Scholars are motivated and compelled to complete high school and matriculate and graduate from institutions of higher education.

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MGH Center for Community Health Improvement STEM
Boston

Building off of the learnings from the past Mass Promise Fellows who have previously served the middle school students in our programs, the 2015 -2016 Fellow will lead three specific focus areas for us in the coming year. (1) Serve as the project lead for all of the youth-focused elements of the Science Fair Mentoring Program.  In this role, the Fellow will directly serve up to a total of 50 students who he/she will meet with regularly at the school in mix of group and 1:1 interactions from September – February. (2) The Fellow will then continue to work with a cohort of 20 8th graders from the Science Fair Mentoring Program for the remainder of the school year and into the summer as they transition to working in paid internships at MGH, their work will include conducting information sessions with parents/students and with the application process.  Their work will also be prepare them for their summer jobs and continue to support them. They will serve up to 200 hours in and out of school supporting these students.

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Northeastern University Marine Science Center
Nahant & Lynn

Since 1967, Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center (MSC) has generated outstanding teaching and research in the marine sciences. The MSC’s Outreach Program reaches over 7,000 people per year through various programs and events, and has traditionally focused on serving teachers and students in eastern Massachusetts. The MSC and Girls Inc. of Lynn have developed the Beach Sister program in order to address the needs of youth in the City of Lynn by pairing the resources of an informal science education center with a community-based organization. The Beach Sister program will help pave the way for school-aged girls living in an environmental justice community to develop scientific inquiry and citizenship skills, and to learn about studies and careers in marine science. The Fellow will be responsible for coordinating and implementing the Beach Sister program. The Fellow will be tasked with expanding the Peer Leader program for teens, developing a more substantial middle school curriculum, providing training and capacity-building opportunities for Girls Inc. staff, and participating in evaluation efforts. 

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Old Colony YMCA
Brockton

The Mission of the Old Colony Y (OCY) is to put Judeo-Christian principles into practice through programs that build a healthy spirit, mind, and body for all. We seek to strengthen our communities through youth development, healthy living, and social responsibility. Big Sister Big Brother, (BSBB), part of our social service branch, is dedicated to providing children with professionally supported mentoring relationships that foster healthy self-concepts and encourage positive decision making skills.  The Community Engagement Fellow will increase our recruitment strategies, while also integrating “youth voice” and family strengthening into all efforts.

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Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.
Quincy

The Fellow will coordinate all aspects of the U&I Mentoring program, maintaining and refining the major curriculum changes made during the 2014-2015 school year. This would include working directly with 50 to 60 youth approximately 50 hours per month. Other duties will include program coordination, curriculum development and activity planning, and one-on-one leadership development with mentors.

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Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.
Quincy

Established in 2011, the Youth ServiceCorps’ (YSC) mission aligns with QARI’s mission to “foster and improve the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of Asian Americans” with a focus on Asian high school youth in Quincy and Braintree. The Fellow will work closely with the 10 to 12 Youth Board members and up to 20 Youth Representatives, developing and implementing a curriculum of service learning projects to make a strong, significant, and lasting impact on the community and over 300 YSC members. These youth will plan, coordinate, and execute a series of small community service projects around Greater Boston, as well as some larger community projects, including a year-end celebration, a career day, and fundraising events. The Fellow will be serving a consistent group of 20 to 30 youth, for 35 hours a week, with approximately 15 to 20 of those hours being direct time with youth. The Fellow will lead the development and implementation of a college access curriculum.

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Regional Environmental Council
Worcester

The Regional Environmental Council’s (REC) mission is to foster the creation of healthy homes, healthy workplaces, and healthy neighborhoods in Worcester’s most overburdened communities through programs and collaborations that advance environmental justice and community empowerment. The Garden Education Fellow will work directly and consistently with members of the YouthGROW program. YouthGROW is comprised of 32 teens between the ages of 14 and 18. The Fellow will be responsible for all academic engagement programming, particularly college access, for members of the YouthGROW program, an urban agriculture and youth employment program that serves teens ages 14 through high school graduation. They will also be responsible for supporting a network of 27 educational gardens in our school gardens network to be able to integrate school gardens into their curriculum. The Fellow will integrate these two projects by developing new program elements that will allows current YouthGROWers to support gardens at their schools, train them to deliver in class educational workshops on gardening, and create a sense of student ownership and expertise over gardens in Worcester.

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St. Stephen's Youth Programs
Boston

The mission of St. Stephen’s Youth Programs (SSYP), located in Boston, MA, is to serve the children and youth of the South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston by providing them with a safe, challenging, and supportive environment in which they can thrive. By doing this we strive to contribute to the health of underserved communities by helping school age young people along the path to successful adulthood. THE JCIT (JUNIOR COUNSELOR-IN-TRAINING) COORDINATOR will create program activities and provide the individual and group supports that will help ninth graders build essential leadership skills, prepare them to succeed in high school, imagine themselves (and take action) as civic activists, and get them ready for college and future employment. The Fellow will lead SSYP’s efforts to ensure that all ninth graders have access to age- and developmentally- appropriate programs that develop academic, professional, and organizational skills and build the hope and imagination that will lead to full and successful lives. By visiting college campuses for cultural events, participating in hands-on career opportunities, building mentoring relationships with teens who are in the process of applying to college and other real-world experiences, and taking action as leaders within our programs and in surrounding neighborhoods, our JCITs will gain the skills and confidence to succeed as they take next steps toward high school and beyond. The heart of this project will be the leadership, academic, and professional development for a specific group of thirty ninth graders.

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St. Stephen's Youth Programs
Boston

The mission of St. Stephen’s Youth Programs (SSYP), located in Boston, MA, is to serve the children and youth of the South End and Lower Roxbury neighborhoods of Boston by providing them with a safe, challenging, and supportive environment in which they can thrive. By doing this we strive to contribute to the health of underserved communities by helping school age young people along the path to successful adulthood. The MPF will support mentoring pairs and career exploration activities which prepare teens to succeed in college and future employment. The Fellow will lead SSYP’s efforts to ensure that all teens, grades 8th-12th and beyond, have access to age and developmentally appropriate activities that create hope and the sorts of experience that help young people imagine a successful future. By visiting college campuses, participating in career events, talking with alumni who are in college and other real-world experiences, teens will have the skills and confidence to succeed in applying for colleges and programs that meet their interests, talents, and abilities. The heart of this project will be the 45 mentoring pairs supported by the MPF; there will also be several other small groups of younger teens and older teens who work closely with the MPF.

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Stoughton Youth Commission
Stoughton

The Stoughton Youth Commission (SYC), located in Stoughton, MA is a town-funded human services agency with a mission to provide easily accessible, high-quality mental health services and community outreach to youth and their families who live in Stoughton, without regard to income, insurance status, culture, or social circumstances. Our purpose is to strengthen youth and families, and establish crucial partnerships within the community that foster respect for all. The Fellow will increase academic engagement in local youth by engaging Stoughton High School students for a minimum of 200 hours in an out-of-school Youth Leadership Institute (YLI), with experiential learning components. The goals of the project are: 1) to support YLI students in understanding the college process and achieving their personal college and career goals; 2) to provide Stoughton youth with the opportunity to develop leadership skills to enhance their social and emotional growth to ensure that youth are prepared to succeed after high school and beyond; and 3) to develop a cohort of 20-25 youth with strong civic skills to serve as active leaders in the community. 

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Tierney Learning Center
Boston

The mission of the Joseph M. Tierney Learning Center (TLC), located in Boston, MA, is to support youth and families living in affordable housing by providing programs and services that engage learners of all ages in educational opportunities. The TLC provides a deep variety of programs  to a diverse community to create an educational pipeline of services, working with many organizations to accomplish this. The Fellow will be responsible for working with a consistent group of at least 15-20 youth between the ages of 11 to 16 to coordinate educational services and enrichment programming in an Out-of-School Time (OST) setting. The Fellow will be the primary contact for schools, service providers, and families for the youth engaged at TLCwill implement STEM curriculum and homework assistance, and be part of a broad network of organizations working to provide wrap-around services to this group of youth. During the school year the Fellow will be expected to spend at least 4 hours per day per week with youth (20 hours a week minimum) performing direct service. Duties of the Fellow will include maintaining case notes and performing survey work, acting as the primary source of communication with local schools, coordinating events and workshops, and be a very stable presence in OST activities. This includes performing and coordinating tutoring, curriculum implementation, assistance with enrichment and employment programs, and leading service projects.

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Tutoring Plus of Cambridge
Cambidge

Tutoring Plus (T+), located in Cambridge, MA, has pursued the same mission for over 50 years: to support and encourage the academic, personal, and social growth of children and youth in Cambridge with the help of volunteers and community partners. By positioning the organization to take advantage of the wealth of human and organizational resources that surround it, T+’s goal is to identify needs and offer programs that increase the skills and capabilities of our students. The Middle School Program Fellow will serve as Site Manager for tutoring and mentoring programs for 20-25 middle school (6th-8th grade) students. The group will meet twice/week throughout the academic year (October-June). The Fellow will facilitate social-emotional learning activities and support student-tutor matches during tutoring sessions. The Fellow will also volunteer in a middle school classroom and lead an after school club at the middle school campus one day/week on a topic of choice.

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uAspire
Springfield

The mission of the uAspire Springfield Promise Program (Springfield, MA) is to ensure that all young people have the financial information and resources necessary to find an affordable path to – and through - a postsecondary education. uAspire uses grade-appropriate workshops and curricula to teach students about affordable options for college. The Fellow for the 2015-16 school year will act as the uAspire Program Coordinator.  In this role, the Fellow will advise one to two days per week with approximately 100 high school seniors.  In addition, the Fellow will take the lead in building and facilitating an afterschool program designed to serve 15-20 students for the duration of the school year. The students who will receive this intensive afterschool support will be pre-identified as students with high academic potential who may be in need of additional support to ensure that their college dreams become an affordable reality. The uAspire Program Coordinator will work with this small cohort of students through classroom presentations, one-on-one sessions, and workshops after school facilitated by uAspire and other organizations to provide as much college knowledge and resources as possible.  This is an opportunity not only to provide underserved youth with much-needed college readiness resources, but is also an opportunity to take the lead on an impactful cause, building a program from the ground up using your own creativity and innovation to make a difference.

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Waltham High School
Waltham

The role of the Fellow will be to work closely with 20-25 at-risk students from the Waltham High School Class of 2019. Tasks include identifying individual needs, targeting interventions, and developing individual student success plans. Ongoing monitoring of students will continue throughout the course of the academic year in collaboration with a school administrator and a wide variety of stakeholders. In addition, the Fellow will be responsible for teaching Overcoming Obstacles (after-school five hours per week throughout the school year) in order for the targeted students to learn a variety of life skills that will help them to successfully achieve success in high school and be better prepared for college or the workforce.

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West End House
Boston

The West End House (WEH), located in Boston, MA is an independent Boys & Girls Club in the City of Boston. Our mission is to inspire and enable young people, especially those from disadvantaged backgrounds, to realize their full potential as productive, responsible, and caring citizens. We provide outcomes-driven programs to youth residing in Boston’s most underserved neighborhoods. The Fellow will significantly strengthen the WEH’s Academic Support program. They will develop and steward relationships with administration and faculty from three public high schools to ensure that each young person has the support they need to succeed academically and socially, both in-school and out-of-school.

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Youth Enrichment Services
Boston

Youth Enrichment Services’ (YES), located in Boston, MA, mission is to inspire and challenge youth with physical and mental activities that foster life-long respect for self, others, and the environment. Over 1,500 Boston youth participate in YES annually. They benefit from a continuum of outdoor sports programs and youth development leadership activities that include career programming, college planning, and community service. The Fellow will sustain and expand YES’s College Preparation Program by serving a total of 60 youth. The Fellow will serve 15 students with college and career workshops, 30 youth will engage in college tours and one-on-one advising, and the Fellow will also serve an additional 15 youth by creating a program specifically for 9th grade students focusing on study skills, academic and extracurricular planning, and life skills in preparation for college applications. The Fellow will work with the YES Academy Director to measure program impact on youth.

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Zumix, Inc.
Boston

ZUMIX, located in East Boston, MA, is a non-profit cultural organization dedicated to building community through the arts. Our mission is empowered youth who use music to make strong positive change in their lives, their communities, and the world. As the first and largest youth arts organization in East Boston, a geographically isolated working-class community, ZUMIX provides top-quality music and cultural programming as an alternative way for young people to deal with frustration, anger, and fear, and as a method of building cultural understanding and acceptance in a community which has had the largest demographic shift of any Boston neighborhood over the past twenty years. A Pathways Coordinator will build upon last year’s work through program evaluation and curriculum design to provide increased opportunities for approximately 25 youth, both as program participants and as young adults, as they make decisions regarding their educational and career paths. Our Fellow will provide weekly workshops and regular one-on-one meetings to approximately 20 youth, as well as bi-weekly Youth Advisory Board (YAB) meetings for approximately five youth, for a combined total of approximately 300 hours of service. This Fellow will work with ZUMIX staff, youth, and recent alumni to evaluate and assess our pilot year of Pathways programming, and build curriculum so that ZUMIX can most effectively support our youth and alumni in terms of pursuing higher education and careers. Through the creation of a YAB, the Fellow will provide leadership opportunities to ZUMIX youth at every level of our organization.

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