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2015-2016 Fellow Positions

We have selected our host sites for 2015-2016! All position descriptions will be posted by mid-April. All applicants are required to:

1.) Complete MPF's General Application
2.) Send a cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references to each site you apply to (host site information listed below)

All sites will continue to accept applications until listed positions have been filled

Please contact us if you are interested in learning more about the application process.

 
 

2015-2016 Fellow Positions
Open Positions
Asian Community Development Corporation
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/A-VOYCE Entrepreneurship Coordinator
Boston Public Health Commission
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Start Strong Fellow
Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College Readiness Fellow
Breakthrough Greater Boston

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Student Support Coordinator
Cape Verdean Association of Brockton
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Tutoring Coordinator
City of Brockton Mayor's Office
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Youth Development Fellow
Dana Farber Cancer Institute
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/DFCI Workforce Development Fellow
Freedom House
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Freedom House Academy Fellow
Health Resources in Action
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/The 84 Movement Fellow
Hernandez Afterschool Programt
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Academic Enrichment Coordinator
LEAP for Education
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/After School Enrichment Coordinator
Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (MassCOSH)
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Teens Lead @ Work Fellow
MathPower-Timilty
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Youth Scholars Fellow
Northeastern University Marine Science Center
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Beach Sister Program Fellow
Railroad Street Youth Project
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Jobs & Careers Fellow
Regional Environmental Council
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Garden Education Fellow
Science Club for Girls

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Middle School Program Fellow
Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/ACE Coordinator
Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/40 LOVE Coordinator
Stoughton Youth Commission
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Leadership & Civic Engagement Fellow
The Food Project
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Serve & Grow Fellow
Tierney Learning Center
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/After-School Coordinator
Tutoring Plus of Cambridge
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Middle School Program Fellow
uAspire
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Program Coordinator
West End House
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Academic Support & College Prep Fellow
West End House
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow /Academic Support Fellow
ZUMIX, Inc.
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Pathways Coordinator

No Longer Accepting Applications
Crossroads for Kids
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College & Career Fellow

Filled Positions
Boston Community Leadership Academy
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College & Career Readiness Fellow
East End House
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Middle & High School Fellow
Girls Incorporated of Lynn
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College Mentoring Fellow
Massachusetts Commission for LGBTQ Youth
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Safe Schools Fellow
Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/STEM Club Fellow
MathPower-Yawkey
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow
Old Colony YMCA
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Community Engagement Fellow
Pernet Family Health Service
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Community Engagement Fellow
Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Service Corps Fellow
St. Stephen's Youth Programs
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow
Youth Enrichment Services
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College Prep Fellow






















 

Asian Community Development Corporation—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/A-VOYCE Entrepreneurship Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.asiancdc.org

BOSTON-The Asian Community Development Corporation(ACDC) serves the Asian American community of Greater Boston, with an emphasis on preserving and revitalizing Boston’s Chinatown, by developing affordable housing and providing community programs. Asian Voices of Organized Youth for Community Empowerment (A-VOYCE) is ACDC’s out-of-school time program serving approximately 20 Asian-American youth (ages 13 to 19) annually from Greater Boston. A-VOYCE addresses the need for representation and leadership in Chinatown and the Asian-American communities by creating a pipeline of young leaders who are aware of the history and transformation of Chinatown and the Greater Boston Asian community. The Fellow will manage A-VOYCE’s entrepreneurship and college readiness program which involves implementing ACDC’s Chinatown Walking Tours as a youth-run business and using the business as a platform for college readiness.

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Boston Community Leadership Academy—Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College & Career Readiness Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.bclaboston.net

BOSTON-The Boston Community Leadership Academy’s (BCLA) mission is to develop the capacity for leadership in all students by empowering them to make positive contributions to our communities. BCLA has two essential expectations of students-- that they complete 100 hours of community service and gain acceptance into college. These objectives will guide the work of the Fellow, as s/he will beessential in providing service learning, college readiness, and career programming. The Fellow would continue the community service programming started by the current Fellow with a newly expanded focus on College Readiness and Career Exploration. This would include creating and facilitating college readiness workshops at all grade levels, establishing relationships with colleges with monthly tours, after-school skills development in college and career process including essays, application, financial aid, scholarships, and resume building, one-on-one and small group meetings with targeted students along with tracking their progress, and using the after school service program and community service days to further students’ career exploration. The fellow would also serve as a resource to staff by offering workshops for BCLA SAT teachers and coordinating services with the Guidance Department, Office of Student Leadership, and the new Boys of Color Initiative.

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Boston Public Health Commission—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Start Strong Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.bphc.org.org

BOSTON-The Boston Public Health Commission The Fellow will support the “Start Strong: Building Healthy Teen Relationship Initiative,” which is designed to help prevent teen dating violence through healthy relationshop promotion and understanding the intersection between gender and dating violence.  The primary goal of the MPF Fellow is to work with a cohort of 20-25 Start Strong Peer Leaders to deliver trainings 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 tro assess their academic and higher education needs.  A special emphasis is placed on creating interactive workshops to teach tips, tricks, and lessons to survive high school and beyond.  Networking to find tutoring services and outside resources to support the young people where they are.  Collaborating with outside agencies and MPF to create College Prep/Readiness programming, networking skills, and enhancing their social and emotional learning. 

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Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College Readiness Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.bgcb.org

BOSTON-The mission of Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston (BGCB) is to help young people; especially those who need us most, build strong character and realize their full potential as responsible citizens and leaders. We do this by providing safe havens filled with hope and opportunity, ongoing relationships with caring adults, and life-enhancing programs. The Fellow will build on the success of the Yawkey Club of Roxbury’s College Readiness Project and develop a framework of targeted skill-building opportunities, knowledge, and resources for high school seniors.  All high school members will continue to receive support, including PSAT and SAT preparation, MCAS support, college tours, and career exploration. The Fellow will also develop and implement a program of more intensive support for members in their senior year of high school. Members who are nearing graduation receive the critical support to help them take the final steps needed to make a successful transition to college, increasing the number of members who graduate and enter college. This includes high school completion, college applications, recommendations, visiting schools, financial aid and scholarship applications, working with families, college selection, etc.

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Breakthrough Greater Boston-Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Student Support Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.breakthroughgreaterboston.org
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. BTBG operates three key programs: 1.) Middle School Program 2.) High School Program 3.) Teacher Training Program. The BTGB Fellow will significantly enhance the quality and effectiveness of BTGB’s tutoring and Study Hall Plus initiatives, both through the development and implementation of a volunteer recruitment, training and retention strategy, as well as direct engagement with a cohort of 20 students. This direct service will occur after school at both the Dorchester and Cambridge campuses and will include one-on-one tutoring and the facilitation of study skills workshops in the Study Hall Plus Program. The Student Support Coordinator will report directly to the High School Program Director and will work regularly with all members of the BTGB program team.

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Cape Verdean Association of Brockton-Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Tutoring Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to http://cvassociation.webs.com
BROCKTON-The Cape Verdean Association of Brockton is a community based organization that provides education, health, civic, social and human services to Capeverdeans and other immigrant community populations in Brockton, with special emphasis on the needs of the youth and the elderly. The Association offers an afterschool, summer, and tutoring center, English Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL) classes for adults, the Family Initiative Collaboration, and fundraising and social events. The Fellow will expand the Youth Tutoring Center with an academic enrichment component for middle schoolers and a college and career readiness aspect for high schoolers in a cultural and linguistic appropriate setting for 15-20 youth. Participants will attend the program for 12 hours/week.

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City of Brockton Mayor's Office—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Youth Development Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.brockton.ma.us/
BROCKTON-The Mayor’s Office of Brockton works collaboratively with other local agencies to provide resources for youth.  It is responsible for a variety of services to the citizens that include, but are not limited to, public safety, public works, and recreation.  The Fellow serving with the Brockton Mayor's Office will provide youth leadership development around identified Promises related to projects throughout the year including: recruiting and developing new local youth leaders, working on expanding Brockton After Dark, collaborating to write the America’s Promise 100 Best Communities for Young People proposal, convening the annual Mayor’s Youth Summit, and supporting the development of a college and career exploration project at the Champion High School.

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Crossroads for Kids—No Longer Accepting Applications
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College & Career Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)

For more information, go to www.crossroads4kids.org
BOSTON-Crossroads for Kids’ mission is to inspire youth to unlock their potential and positively impact the world. We provide youth from risk-filled environments with a comprehensive curriculum focused on leadership development, character education, college and career access and community action. Through a combination of immersive summer experiences, school year enrichment programming, and mentorship, we meet the unique needs of each child to ensure they have the tools, resources, and support needed to succeed in school and beyond. The College & Career Fellow will focus on providing college and career exploration programming and opportunities to the high school juniors and seniors in our C5 Teen Leadership Program. The Fellow will work to support teens as they explore career interests and paths, develop strong academic performance and college readiness skills, and navigate the college application and decision process.

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Dana Farber Cancer Institute—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/DFCI Workforce Development Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.dana-farber.org
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 Defelopment staff to plan, implement, and evaluate the College Achievement Program (CAP) for 20 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 10 high school freshmen that will expose them to medical and science career pathways.

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East End House—Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Middle & High School Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.eastendhouse.org
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. The Middle School Fellow will serve as an 8th grade program specialist, leading the Middle School Program team in the effort to develop and deliver opportunities for 8th graders in their final year of middle school as they transition to high school. These efforts will be particularly critical in maintaining student engagement at a pivotal time in adolescence when students are often observed to start to detach from programs in which they have been involved during earlier middle school years.

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Freedom House—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Freedom House Academy Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.freedomhouse.com

BOSTON-Freedom House’s mission is to transform the economic and cultural fabric of high need communities through education and leadership development. We help remove barriers to educational access and success by providing lower-income youth of color, and first-generation students with college-level learning opportunities, intense summer college preparation programs, and ongoing coaching throughout college. Our newest program, Freedom House Academy (formerly known as Log-On Freedom House), will work with students aged 17-21 who are considered in-school dropouts or at-risk of dropping out from Boston Public Schools (BPS) needing less than two years of less of credit recovery in order to graduate. The Fellow will work as a coach, creating and providing consistency to Freedom House Academy participants as they pursue credit recovery, acquiring credits and contemplate college.

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Girls Incorporated of Lynn—Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College Mentoring Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.girlsinclynn.org

LYNN-The mission Girls Incorporated 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 to serve as a vigorous advocate for girls. The Fellow will coordinate the College Mentoring and Access Program at Girls Inc., particularly juniors and seniors.  The primary responisibilities of the Fellow will be to coordinate and facilitate the Junior and Senior College Mentoring Programs for a total of 35-40 girls, as well as planning other college related activities, such as college visits, workshops on college preparedness, and they will be responsible for meeting with 15 mentees for additional college readiness support. The primary objectives of the program are to serve more girls, increase the number of relationships with caring adults through mentoring, and increase girls’ college readiness by preparing them for the college application process and transition to college.

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Health Resources in Action—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/The 84 Movement Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.hria.org
BOSTON-Health Resources in Action’s (HRiA) mission is to help people live healthier lives and create healthy communities through prevention, health promotion, policy development and research.  HRiA’s broad definition of health includes physical, mental and emotional health.  The organization is particularly focused on youth and improving the health of youth by building the capacity of community-based organizations, youth workers, educators, public health professionals, and youth themselves.  The Fellow will focus on developing “The 84 Movement” which is Massachusetts’ statewide youth tobacco prevention movement that builds the leadership skills of youth to limit the influence of the tobacco industry in communities and spread the social norm that most youth do not smoke. The Fellow will coordinate The 84’s Statewide Leadership Team (SLT), whose mission is to lead communities across MA in the fight against Big Tobacco. The SLT will meet as a statewide body as well as in four Regional Leadership Boards (RLBs). The Fellow will provide training and support for SLT members on topics such as tobacco prevention, public speaking, and the post-secondary education opportunities, and will ensure that the SLT has an authentic role in guiding The 84’s programming and direction. The Fellow will also assist in supporting The 84 overall and coordinating statewide events that reach hundreds of youth.

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Hernandez Afterschool Program—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Academic Enrichment Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.http://www.bostonpublicschools.org/Page/831

BOSTON-The Rafael Hernández Two-Way Bilingual School is a Boston Public School that serves K1- 8th grade students citywide. In partnership with the Hernández School, the Friends of Hernández (FOH) established the Hernández After School Program (HASP) thirteen years ago. The HASP has been providing a safe, meaningful experience to students during afterschool hours ever since. The FOH mission is to work collaboratively with families, school staff, businesses and non-profit groups to help meet the educational, social and emotional needs students and families. Using both Spanish and English as constructive tools for learning, the Hernández, FOH and HASP are committed to working with the community to create a diverse, nurturing learning environment that supports all students. The Fellow at FOH will provide increased opportunities for Math and Literacy enrichment and work with school day teachers to develop targeted, child-specific intructional supports.

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LEAP for Education-Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/After School Enrichment Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.leap4ed.org

SALEM-The mission of LEAP For Education is to expand the educational and career opportunities for low-income youth, providing the foundation for achievement and self-sufficiency. This is accomplished through strong community partnerships and innovative curricula and current technology. LEAP’s fiscal sponsor is NSCAP, whose mission is to help low-income people become economically self-sufficient.
LEAP For Education operates two programs: the Academic Learning Center and College Success Program. In this capacity, the Fellow will be tasked with expanding and diversifying LEAP’s afterschool program offerings. The Fellow will identify effective ways to engage students, while building their 21st century skills in order for them to be successful in the their college and/or career path. In order to do so, the Fellow will facilitate afterschool progamming that helps ELL learners improve their conversational English and comprehension as well as implement project based STEM learning through direct academic support for students.

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Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety & Health (MassCOSH)—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Teens Lead @ Work Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.masscosh.org

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, community organizing, 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 organizing 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.

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Massachusetts Commission on LGBTQ Youth—Position Filled
For more information, go to www.mass.gov/cgly

AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow
BOSTON-The Massachusetts Commission on Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer and Questioning (LGBTQ) Youth is established by law as an independent agency of the Commonwealth to recommend and advocate to all branches of state government effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth to thrive. As part of its mission, the Commission partners with the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE) to jointly administer the Safe Schools Program for LGBTQ Students, which provides technical assistance on school climate and LGBTQ issues to schools and houses the Massachusetts GSA Leadership Council.  Student leaders meet in state and regional councils to develop leadership skills and create change in their own schools and communities. The Fellow would work directly with the GSA Leadership Council student leaders, support youth-led planning for the annual Summit and the State and Regional Council meetings, thereby building the capacity for school climate change.

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MathPower-Yawkey—Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.mathpower.neu.edu

BOSTON-MathPOWER is dedicated to taking a comprehensive approach to developing both proficiency in advanced mathematics and personal resiliency as vehicles to bring about transformational change in the lives of urban youth. MathPOWER is committed to helping students succeed in math as well as launching students on successful paths to pursue and complete post-secondary education. We envision a world in which all students achieve competency in advanced mathematics which serves as a gateway to lifelong learning and a productive career. The Fellow will be tasked with providing and overseeing quality after school programming at the Yawkey Boys & Girls Club. In this role, the Resiliency Fellow will expand the current MATH*STARS/Yawkey Afterschool program and build systems that promote perseverance and resiliency in youth by facilitating the Youth Advisory Board’s (YAB) work in creating a safe learning environment.

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MathPower-Timilty—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.mathpower.neu.edu 
BOSTON-MathPOWER is dedicated to taking a comprehensive approach to developing both proficiency in advanced mathematics and personal resiliency as vehicles to bring about transformational change in the lives of urban youth. MathPOWER is committed to helping students succeed in math as well as launching students on successful paths to pursue and complete post-secondary education. We envision a world in which all students achieve competency in advanced mathematics which serves as a gateway to lifelong learning and a productive career. The Differentiation Fellow will expand the current Math*STARS/Timilty Afterschool program and build systems that promote perseverance and resiliency in youth by providing engaging activities which support access to grade level curriculum while continuing to build foundational skills such as number sense and algebraic thinking. The Fellow will identify and create tools to teach and reinforce these standards that are hands-on, visual, and engaging.

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Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement—Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/STEM Club Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.massgeneral.org/cchi

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 MGH STEM & Sr. STEM Club Programming, the Fellow will focus on middle school programs and be charged with enhancing the Robotics Club at the Dearborn STEM Academy and ensure curriculum is consistently age-appropriate and robust for the Out-of-School Time space. The Fellow will also facilitate one 2 hour weekly, yearlong Robotics Club for 12-15 students in grades 6-8 at the Timilty Middle School.

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Massachusetts General Hospital Center for Community Health Improvement —Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Youth Scholars Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.massgeneral.org/cchi

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.  The Fellow at MGH will be responsible for spearheading the Youth Scholar College Prep Initiative, which is a comprehensive, four-year after-school program that provides leadership development, hands-on medical simulation opportunities, job shadowing, high-level paid internships, college preparation, and career exploration.

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Northeastern University Marine Science Center—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Beach Sister Program Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to http://www.northeastern.edu/cos/marinescience/outreach/beach-sisters-program/

NAHANT-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. Through engagement in STEM inquiry and community action, the Beach Sisters program will meet the needs of underserved populations in the City of Lynn by offering out-of-school-time opportunities for girls to develop a connection to the local environment, build confidence and self-esteem, and increasingly consider higher education and careers in the sciences. The Fellow will make an impact through training and mentoring teens to deliver STEM- and marine-related activities to their peers and younger youth, as well as by facilitating opportunities for girls to connect with the local environment and community through field trips and guest presenters representing academia, industry, and other interests related to the environment.

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Old Colony YMCA—Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Community Engagement Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.oldcolonyymca.org/central-brockton

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. Unique to OCY is our Social Service Branch, dedicated to helping at-risk youth and families create positive change, bridge gaps, and overcome obstacles through an array of programs including outreach, shelter, residential treatment, mental health, substance abuse, and other community based services. 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 enhance mentor recruitment efforts, while dually supporting the identified needs of our existing Youth Leaders (YL) who are looking to develop their own mentoring and volunteerism skills.

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Pernet Family Health Service—Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Community Engagement Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.pernetfamilyhealth.org
WORCESTER-Pernet Family Health Service was founded by the Little Sisters of the Assumption to address the physical, social, psychological and spiritual needs of individuals and families, especially poor families and ethnic minorities.  Pernet provides health and social programs to enhance family and community life.  Pernet supports the development of individuals and families to become self-sufficient, while also helping them secure the resources they need to succeed and survive, develop a strong social network, and get involved in community life. The Fellow at Pernet will help expand current services for youth by reaching 20-30 more children and youth, enhancing current service-learning activities, and further developing a mentoring component which benefits both youth and mentors in the community.

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Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.-Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Service Corps Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)

For more information, go to www.quincyasianresources.org
QUINCY-Located on the water and the Red Line just south of Boston, Quincy Asian Resources, Inc.’s (QARI) mission is to foster and improve the social, cultural, economic and civic lives of Asian Americans and their families to benefit Quincy and its neighboring communities. Through collaborations and partnerships, we provide culturally competent services including adult education programs, youth development, and cultural events as well as information and referrals to public and other community organizations. The Fellow will be charged with expanding and deepening the impact of QARI’s Youth ServiceCorps (YSC) program by improving program evaluations, structure, curriculum, and youth development. The YSC recruits, coordinates and trains youth volunteers for QARI’s events and service projects; and develop college access workshops for high school students. The Fellow will be mainly be responsible for supervising and mentoring two key youth groups in YSC, the Youth Board (8-12 youth) and Youth Representatives (12-20 youth). Since June 2014, more than 300 YSC members have completed over 10,000 volunteer hours.

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Railroad Street Youth Project—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Jobs & Careers Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.rsyp.org
GREAT BARRINGTON-Railroad Street Youth Project’s (located in Great Barrington, MA) mission is to empower young people by supporting youth-inspired projects that promote responsibility, self-worth and intergenerational communication. At RSYP, youth explore their full potential and become equipped to meet the challenging transition to adulthood. The Fellow will provide alternative out-of-school, empowerment-based programming that increases academic engagement and inspires future career and/or college aspirations among participants. The Fellow will lead at least 200 hours of programming with 15-20 core youth that will include: 1) one-on-one career and college coaching; 2) working with youth to identify a set of individual learning goals; 3) group workshops covering youth-identified topics such as FAFSA, financial literacy, tax preparation, empowered learning, identifying aspirations and goals, and other subjects depending on the interests of participants; 4) participation in an apprenticeship or other job opportunity; 5) participation in group visits to colleges and trade schools identified by youth, and 6) participation in 1 group outing to the United Nations to attend a briefing (selected by youth) to encourage civic engagement.

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Regional Environmental Council—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Garden Education Fellow(Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.recworcester.org
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, with a particular focus on STEM. 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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Science Club for Girls—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Middle School Program Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.scienceclubforgirls.org
CAMBRIDGE-Science Club for Girls’ (SCFG), located in Cambridge, MA, mission is to foster excitement, confidence and literacy in STEM for girls (K-12), particularly from underrepresented communities, by providing free, experiential programs and by maximizing meaningful interactions with women mentors in science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). SCFG especially targets girls from ethnic and racial groups that have been traditionally underrepresented in science and technology, and who will be the first generation in their families to attend college. The Middle School Program Fellow will be a part of the Teen Program team, led by the Youth Program Director. The Fellow is primarily responsible for overseeing STEMinistas programs, participants, and mentors at locations throughout Greater Boston and Lawrence, and continuing development of the STEMinistas program. STEMinistas is a middle-school (grades 6-8) program designed to transition girls from our K-5 Science Clubs into other teen programs. Girls explore engineering, biology, and chemistry through small-group activities and hands-on activities adapted to participants' interests. Participants learn about the design process and real world applications through group projects, prototype pitches, and challenges.

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Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/ACE Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.sportsmenstennis.org
BOSTON-BOSTON-The mission of Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center (STEC), located in Boston, MA, is to build leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults.  STEC is committed to improving life opportunities for youth in Boston’s Blue Hill Corridor while welcoming a diverse community from the Greater Boston area.  As the ACE Coordinator, the Fellow will serve as the primary instructor of the curriculum within our weekly academic programs. ACE is designed to improve student’s attitudes towards math, literacy, school climate and tennis. The Fellow will be engaging 100-125 youth consistently each week in a series of activities and lessons that teach students new and creative ways to make their school time learning, out of school time learning and tennis instruction fun.

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Sportsmen's Tennis & Enrichment Center
—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/40 LOVE Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.sportsmenstennis.org
BOSTON-The mission of Sportsmen’s Tennis & Enrichment Center (STEC), located in Boston, MA, is to build leaders on the court, in the classroom and in the greater community by providing academic, wellness and social development programs alongside recreational and competitive tennis instruction for youth and adults.  STEC is committed to improving life opportunities for youth in Boston’s Blue Hill Corridor while welcoming a diverse community from the Greater Boston area.  The Fellow’s major project will be creating and leading 40-Love, an individualized math support program for youth in our academic after school program. In tennis a score of 40-Love is a powerful position, showing that the player has surpassed their opponent three points to zero on the verge of winning. We want our students to know that they can have the power to surpass their peers and succeed in math. S/he will work with TLC staff to identify specific areas of weakness in students. Based on that information s/he will find and/or create specific activities designed to build student understanding and skills. The program will constantly evolve as students master concepts and struggle with new concepts and skills. We envision a fluid structure where students participate based on their current needs. Based on our experience we expect a core group of approximately 20 students participating for the entire year with other students moving in and out

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St. Stephen's Youth Programs—Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College & Career Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.ststephensbos.org
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—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Leadership & Civic Engagement Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to /www.stoughton.org/youth/
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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The Food Project—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Serve & Grow Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.thefoodproject.org
LYNN-Youth. Food. Community. Three seemingly distinct issues that intersect in one place: The Food Project, located in Lynn, MA. From our urban and suburban farms to community meetings, we bring together youth and adults from diverse backgrounds who work together to build a more just food system.  Through both the Serve & Grow redesign and community action projects, the Fellow serving at The Food Project will be working with a cadre of approximately 15 youth to mentor and guide, while supporting service projects and volunteerism in our communities.

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Tierney Learning Center—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/After-School Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.jryansolutions.com/2013/jtlc
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—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Middle School Program Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.tutoringplus.org
CAMBRIDGE-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.—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Program Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.uaspire.org
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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West End House—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Academic Support & College Prep Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.westendhouse.org
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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West End House—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Academic Support Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.westendhouse.org
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 two public K-8 schools, with a focus on grades 6 – 8, 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—Position Filled
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/College Prep Fellow (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.yeskids.org
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.—Open Position
AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellow/Pathways Coordinator (Click to download the PDF or Word version of the full service description)
For more information, go to www.zumix.org/
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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