Why Be a Fellow?


Serve. Connect. Lead.

Benefits
  • Annual living stipend of $14,500
  • $5,815 AmeriCorps Education Award
  • Monthlly travel allowance
  • Over 170 hours of professional development
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Opportunity to pursue free coursework at Northeastern University's College of Professional Studies (undergraduate or graduate)
  • 25% course discount at Northeastern Universit's College of Professional Studies following the completion of the program
Make an impact

Fellows meet vital needs by leading out-of-school time programs for youth in grades 6-12 in low-income communities across the Commonwealth. Collectively, our Fellows have contributed 758,000 hours of service to young people since 2000. On an annual basis, Fellows serve 3,000 young people from low-income families by providing out-of-school time programs focused on academic enrichment, mentoring, and college readiness. 

build community

MPF is committed to bringing together a diverse group of Fellows each year to build community through reflection, dialogue, and training. Each year, an average of five AmeriCorps Fellows hired by MPF participated in a youth program led by one of our Fellows when they were in high school. These Fellows were inspired to give back to their communities by the Fellows that served them.

Class 17 Demographics

-51% people of color
-25% first generation college students
-10 different languages spoken

advance your career

MPF's training curriculum, networking opportunities, and career coaching provides our Fellows with the opportunity to increase their leadership development and gain meaningful skills needed for careers in the education and non-profit sectors. 

-On average, 25% of Fellows are hired by their host site (non-profit organization, city agency, or school) for full-time employment following their year of service.

-Twenty MPF alumni are currently employed by a host site in our 2016-2017 portfolio of 35 non-profits, city agencies, and schools across the Commonwealth.

-From 2007-2016, 63 Fellows have gained employment within the MPF network following their year of service.

FURTHER YOUR EDUCATION

MPF's partnership with the College of Professional Studies (CPS) at Northeastern University provides our Fellows with the opportunity to pursue free undergraduate and graduate level courses during their year of service. Fellows also are eligible for a 25% discount on CPS courses for up to 7 years following their successful completion of MPF. On average, 30% of Fellows will begin a graduate certificate or master's program during their year of service.