How to Apply

The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship recruitment for 2019-2020 is now closed. Check back in 2020-2021!


Our positions for the 2019-2020 Program Cycle are now closed. If you are interested in learning more and potentially serving in our 2020-2021 survey, complete our Interest Survey shared here. We will be releasing our 20-21 application in January.

 If have any questions or would like to learn more about our program, please contact Alysé Bigger at a.bigger@northeastern.edu. We look forward to reading your application!


Program Requirements

Excellent organizational and communication skills

Deep belief in the power and potential of young people to create social change

Experience working with youth 

The ability to work independently and as part of a team

Proven leadership and project management abilities

Passionate about social justice and working with diverse communities

A passion for and commitment to national and community service

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

January

Application Goes Live

March

Host Organizations are Selected

August

Program Begins

June

Cohort Year Ends

2019-2020 Fellow Positions

We have selected our 2019-2020 host sites and position descriptions will be added in the upcoming weeks. Please contact a.bigger@northeastern.edu if you have any questions.

Artists For Humanity
Boston

Boston-The Fellow/Education Coordinator will collaborate closely with AFH’s Education Director and somewhat with AFH mentors to achieve AFH’s goals for academic and long-term career success for AFH’s teen participants. The Fellow will lead AFH’s SAT prep and homework tutoring programs, assist participants applying to college admission and financial aid, and monitor all participants’ academic progress.  

 

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Asian Community Development Corporation
Boston

Boston – Chinatown-Asian CDC’s youth leadership program, A-VOYCE, creates a pipeline of high school-aged Asian American youth who have the vision and tools to shape the physical landscape of their neighborhoods. As a part of A-VOYCE’s commitment to this vision, A-VOYCE is expanding its program with an unofficial tier in Chinatown. The Fellow will build out this program, with a focus on community project execution and college/career readiness. 

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Boston Chinatown Neighborhood Center
Quincy

Quincy-Reporting to BCNC’s Director of Youth Education, the Mass Promise Fellow serves as the College Access Coach by coordinating college access programming for 15-20 youth in grades 9 to 12 at BCNC’s Quincy site. College access programming includes workshops on the college application and admissions process, tours of local colleges, and regular 1:1 meetings between the College Access Coach and youth. The College Access Coach is responsible for program implementation, evaluation, outreach and recruitment, and student advising, among other responsibilities.

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Boston Public Health Commission: Start Strong
Boston

Boston-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.  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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Boston Youth Wrestling
Boston

Boston-The Fellow will have the opportunity to work with middle school age students from Boston Public Schools who are engaged in Boston’s largest wrestling program ­­ along with their wrestling coaches ­­ as they grow academically and develop strong peer leadership skills. The Fellow will be responsible for working with coaches to develop and incorporate academic support systems into BYW students daily routines while also providing students with ongoing feedback on their academic progress and leadership development. The Fellow will also serve as BYW’s main liaison to school staff and families by engaging BYW students’ teachers, school administrators, and parents/guardians as collaborators in their success.

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Boys & Girls Club of Brockton
Brockton

Brockton-The Mass Promise Fellow (MPF) will serve as a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Brockton’s Teen programming staff, reporting directly to the Executive Director and collaborating considerably with the Teen Director. The MPF will assume responsibility for planning and implementing of our College Access and Career Exploration curriculum. The MPF will also work to strengthen community partnerships related to college access and career opportunities for our youth. This includes Brockton Public Schools, colleges and universities in the region, and area businesses. 

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Boys and Girls Club of Taunton
Taunton

Taunton-The Mass Promise Fellow (MPF) will serve as a member of the Boys & Girls Club of Taunton’s after-school programming staff, reporting directly to the Club’s Executive Director and collaborating considerably with the Club’s STEM Director. In addition to implementing existing programs (Robo Tech, Immersion Learning, etc.) for our at-large membership, the MPF will help to launch our planned new sciGIRLS pilot program intended to get girls excited about the STEM disciplines. The MPF will also work to strengthen community partnerships with Taunton Public Schools and local colleges to create additional opportunities for experiential learning,

 

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Breakthrough Greater Boston-High School
Boston

Cambridge-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. To accomplish this goal, BTGB provides year-round academic and college access supports to 7th-12th grade students. The Massachusetts Promise Fellow will contribute to BTGB’s mission by supporting students’ academic achievement and college aspirations at our Cambridge campus through direct engagement with a cohort of high school students. The Fellow’s direct service will consist of one-on-one academic mentoring for 9th-12th grade students, small group academic support during the 9th and 10th grade Study Hall Program, and college application support for 12th grade students. In addition, the Fellow will oversee the coordination of college and career exploration opportunities for high school students.

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Breakthrough Greater Boston-Middle School
Boston

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. To accomplish this goal, BTGB provides year-round academic and college access supports to 7th-12th grade students. The Massachusetts Promise Fellow will contribute to BTGB’s mission by supporting students’ academic achievement at our Boston campus through a focus on volunteer recruitment as well as direct engagement with a cohort of 15-20 students in our Middle School Program. The Fellow’s direct service will consist of one-on-one academic mentoring, small group academic support during BTGB’s middle school After School Program and facilitating small Social Emotional Learning skills groups. In addition, the Fellow will support the Middle School Program’s student recruitment and admissions efforts. 

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Brockton Public Schools
Brockton

Brockton-The MA Promise Fellow will support the Brockton 100 Males to College initiative (B100MTC) in Brockton, MA.  B100MTC is a collaboration between the Brockton Public Schools, Southeastern Regional Vocational Technical High School, Bridgewater State University and Massasoit Community College to increase college access, enrollment, retention, and success for low-income males and males of color (LIM MOC) and particularly young, low-income Latino and African American men so that their prospects for success in college and career are more attainable. The overall project framework is anchored in strengthening young people through a positive youth development model that embraces culture, identity and community; engaging some of Brockton’s most promising yet underserved young men in a personally and educationally transformational journey.

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Edward M. Kennedy Academy for Health Careers
Boston

Boston-The EMK Massachusetts Promise Fellow will serve as the Coordinator of the Afterschool Support Program at our Fenway Campus, leading the process for recruitment, monitoring and retention of EMK student participants and external volunteers, and assuring effective communication between volunteers, EMK staff members, and families.  The EMK Afterschool Support Program engages EMK teachers as well as undergraduate and graduate students from Northeastern University and the Colleges of the Fenway to support the academic achievement of EMK students across the curriculum.  The program provides afterschool tutoring in all academic disciplines, support and mentoring for science fair participation, and preparation for the required MCAS tests.  In addition, by engaging near-peers in the academic support process, the program provides opportunity for mentoring and role modeling to help EMK students envision their pathway to college.  While the program is open to all EMK students, the model focuses most intensively on sustained participation of a cohort of 25 students in grades 11 and 12 who are identified by teachers and school leaders.

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Enroot, Cambridge
Cambridge

Cambridge-Enroot is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to empower immigrant youth to achieve academic, career, and personal success through inspiring out-of-school experiences. Enroot seeks a Massachusetts Promise Fellow to provide academic enrichment support to our 10th and 11th-grade students in Cambridge. The Cambridge Fellow will lead weekly academic tutoring and mentoring nights, create a Cambridge mentoring curriculum, and co-facilitate our weekly leadership seminar. The Fellow will work closely with the Cambridge Program Director and Program Manager to set up field trips to local businesses, organize speaker panels, and lead weekly discussions about leadership skills.

 

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Enroot, Cambridge Program Associate
Cambridge

Cambridge- Enroot is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to empower immigrant youth to achieve academic, career, and personal success through inspiring out-of-school experiences. Enroot seeks a Massachusetts Promise Fellow to provide college and career exploration support to our 12th-grade students in both Cambridge and Somerville. The Postsecondary Pathways Fellow will support students through leading monthly mentor-mentee workshops on college and career exploration and by providing guidance on the post-secondary application process. Expected outcomes: with the support from our Program Manager, the Fellow will work to ensure that all seniors will graduate from high school with an actionable plan and succeed in their professional career and beyond

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Enroot, Somerville Program Associate
Somerville

Somerville-Enroot is a community-based nonprofit with a mission to empower immigrant youth to achieve academic, career, and personal success through inspiring out-of-school experiences. Enroot seeks a Massachusetts Promise Fellow to provide academic enrichment support to our 10th and 11th-grade students in Somerville. The Somerville Fellow will lead weekly academic tutoring and mentoring nights, design a Somerville mentoring curriculum, and co-facilitate our weekly Leadership Seminar. The Fellow will work closely with the Somerville Program Director to organize field trips to local businesses, plan speaker panels, and lead our students in weekly discussions about leadership skills.

 

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Freedom House
Boston

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 a high school career and college coach for the Freedom House PUSH High School Program.  The fellow will work closely with the staff at Freedom House and students and faculty at the Snowden International High School to determine needs and extent of support required and assist students in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills.

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Freedom House
Boston

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 a high school career and college coach for the Freedom House PUSH High School Program. The Fellow will work closely with the staff at Freedom House and students and faculty at the Snowden International High School to determine needs and extent of support required and assist students in improving academic achievement by meeting with them on a regular basis to clarify learning problems and work on study skills.

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Girls Inc. of Lynn
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 Access Fellow will increase college and career readiness programming with high school juniors and seniors through the College Access mentoring program which provides weekly program mentors who will work with girls on a weekly basis. The College Access Fellow will also increase girls’ knowledge of colleges and scholarships that are a good fit for them and engage the parents of girls in the program.

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Health Resources in Action, The LEAH Project
Boston

Boston-The Leaders through Education, Action and Hope (LEAH) Project is a college access, job readiness, and youth development initiative that trains, and supports low-income, Boston Public high school students of color, 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) to increase the college-readiness of LEAH Mentors including managing a tutoring program, planning college visits, parent engagement events, and college workshops.

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Hernandez After School Program
Boston

Roxbury-The MPF will build and pilot a leadership curriculum for 15-20 middle school students, focused on self-identity and college and career exploration. Through immersive field trips, guest speakers, hands-on activities, and group mentorship, the MPF will bolster students’ academic engagement and prepare them for high school and beyond. Additional project areas include leading field trips, writing newsletters to families, offering general program support to grades K1-4, and engaging in Restorative Justice Circles. The Fellow will work creatively and collaboratively with the FOH team, staff at the Hernández Two-Way Bilingual School, and families to engage and empower middle school students.

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Margarita Muniz Academy
Boston

Boston - The Massachusetts Promise Fellow at Margarita Muniz Academy will serve as the Coordinator and Academic Coach for the after-school support program that will engage with a select group of 20-25 students in 9th and 10th grade who need sustained academic support. The after-school program will focus on scholastic engagement, academic skill-building and tutoring. The Fellow will build relationships and work one-on-one with students as well as lead and maintain an initiative to reach out to the parents of the assigned cohort of students. 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 goal of creating academically rigorous, meaningful and fun learning experiences for students.              

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Metrowest College Planning Center, 100 Males to College
Framingham

Framingham -The 100 Males to College Framingham college and career advisor position works collaboratively with all members of the MetroWest College Planning Center team to coordinate and deliver high impact advising near peer mentoring and programming for College Planning Center at Framingham High School and in the MetroWest community.  The advisor is responsible for producing the highest level of quality inclusive advising possible for underrepresented and underserved young men in Junior or Senior year of high school.  This role will carry out intake process in high school office advising office hours and at the CPC walk in hours.   This advisor will attend all trainings and ensure all advising is of the highest quality that they offer or that they supervise. The advisor creates a roadmap for each advisee and trains the advisee on how to move step by step through the roadmap.  The adviser maintains coaching notes and files on each advisee and collects data about their movement forward or obstacles.  This advisor coordinates, schedules and attends all career clinics and college visits for Framingham High School.  This position also checks in weekly with supervisor and other advisors on the advisor team to ensure persistence and completion of goals so no barriers come into the way of successful postsecondary education and career for advisees. 

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Metrowest College Planning Center, Waltham HS
Waltham

Waltham-The college and career advisor position works collaboratively with all members of the MetroWest College Planning Center team to coordinate and deliver high impact advising near peer mentoring and programming for College Planning Center onsite and in the MetroWest community.  The advisor is responsible for producing the highest level of quality inclusive advising possible for high school communities and community members.  This role will carry out intake process in high school office advising office hours and at the CPC walk in hours.   This advisor will ensure all near peers assisting during office hours are advising properly. The advisor creates a roadmap for each advisee and trains the advisee on how to move step by step through the roadmap.  The adviser maintains coaching notes and files on each advisee and collects data about their movement forward or obstacles.  This advisor coordinates, schedules and attends all career clinics and college visits for the high school they serve.  This position also checks in weekly with supervisor and other advisors on the advisor team to ensure persistence and completion of goals so no barriers come into the way of successful postsecondary education and career for advisees. 

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MGH Center for Community Health Improvement
Boston

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. The MGH Youth Scholars Fellow’s project will consist of the Fellow facilitating a weekly two-hour program during OST for thirty 10th grade youth scholars (September 2019 –June 2020). Programming for the 10th grade cohort includes, but is not limited to: retreats, orientations, and career and college exploration activities.  Building upon the current curriculum modules, the Fellow will facilitate more than 200 hours of programming through one–on–one and weekly group sessions both for the 10th grade cohort. Potential program topics and activities will include: an introduction to careers in healthcare and medicine through department visits, job shadowships and workshops to incorporate social-emotional skill development into program curriculum.

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Mission SAFE
Boston

Roxbury-The Fellow will work with existing Youth Staff and Manager to make sure the EA (Explorers Academy) and YLSC (Youth Leadership Service Corps) programs deliver engaging programming, educational assistance, pro-social/emotional growth opportunities for middle- and high school-aged youth. The Fellow will assist with all aspects of the whole program including helping to design programming, making calls and researching resources and directly working with youth during homework (Power Hour) and program time.  The Fellow will assume increasing responsibility for working with a cohort of at 15-20 young people over the course of the year.

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Northeastern University Marine Science Center
Nahant & Lynn

Nahant & Lynn-Since 1967, Northeastern University’s Marine Science Center (MSC) has generated outstanding teaching and research in the marine sciences, and interacts with the public via our Outreach Program, which reaches ~10,000 people per year through various educational programs and events. The MSC and Girls Inc. of Lynn have developed the Beach Sisters program in order to pair the resources of an informal science education center with a community-based organization, to help pave the way for 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 Sisters program including mentoring six teen Peer Leaders and working with them to plan and deliver marine/environmental science after school programs to and participate in environmental service learning projects in the community.  

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Old Colony YMCA
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. OCY Mentoring, part of our social services, is dedicated to providing youth with professionally supported mentoring relationships that foster healthy self-concepts and encourage positive decision making skills. The Youth Enrichment Fellow will increase our capacity to support youth in career and college exploration through a Fellow-designed curriculum and 1:1 meetings, while also integrating “youth voice” into all efforts.

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Sociedad Latina
Boston

Roxbury-Sociedad Latina seeks a Massachusetts Promise Fellow to fill the role of College and Career Access Coordinator within our Academy for Latinos Achieving Success (ALAS). ALAS provides college access and success support to English Language Learner (ELL) high school students in the Boston Public Schools. ALAS provides services during the school day – through elective classes led by Sociedad Latina at our partner high schools – and during out-of-school time – through evening, weekend, and summer activities based at our Mission Hill headquarters. The Fellow will focus specifically to enhance and expand our out-of-school time ALAS components, with a focus on engaging and providing targeted supports to ELL students, DACA recipients (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals), and undocumented youth.   

 

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Squashbusters
Boston

Roxbury-The SquashBusters Massachusetts Promise Fellow will work alongside other staff to help support the incoming 9th grade class.  They are responsible for supporting the academic and personal development of approximately 25-30 high school students on the SquashBusters Boston team. The fellow will provide holistic support to students and help them stay on track to achieve their post-secondary goals by building strong relationships with students, families, and school partners.  The primary roles of this fellowship are academic support, curriculum development/activity facilitation, and classroom management.  This fellow should be prepared to run tutoring and enrichment sessions alongside colleagues.  These sessions will require close attention to detail, communication with other staff members and volunteers, and a creative eye.  The topics that this fellow will facilitate/co-facilitate include the following themes: team building, goal setting, college knowledge, career exploration, resume building, professionalism, public speaking, boys and girls groups, and academic best practices.  Fellows will learn to juggle the many moving parts in youth development including: volunteer recruitment and management, homework support, enrichment session prep and facilitation, parent communication, academic tracking and support (including school communication).

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St. Stephen's Youth Programs, College Success
Boston

Boston-The CCSC MPF will be the primary person responsible for the Senior Initiative and will take the lead on bringing college and career programing to all teens. This includes working 1:1 with seniors and their families to identify and pursue a post high school plan, as well as brining college exposure to all grades. The MPF would have the support of the Director of Youth Programs, the Senior Manager of College Access and Success and the entire Teen Team of staff, as well as a core team of key volunteers, in carrying out these responsibilities. A strength of SSYP is our collaborative organization that utilizes teamwork while also maintaining clarity about who is responsible for what project. 

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St. Stephen's Youth Programs, YLC Program
Boston

Boston-The Youth Leadership Corp Coordinator would facilitate the leadership development of middle schoolers through individual support and group trainings. These would offer a combination of hard skills—such as speaking in public and preparing for a job or school interview—with the interpersonal skills needed for success—presenting oneself with authority and professionalism and managing fears of failure (or success) so these do not create a block to achievement. 

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Stoughton Youth Commission
Stoughton

Stoughon-The SYC is seeking to host a MPF to increase academic engagement in local youth by working with High School and Middle School students for a minimum of 200 hours through the out-of-school Stoughton Leadership Institute with experiential learning components. The goals of the project are: (1) to support a diverse group of students to achieve their personal academic and career goals, including college preparation; (2) to provide opportunities for high school students to develop leadership skills to enhance social and emotional growth for success post high school; (3) to develop a cohort of 20-30 youth with strong civic skills to serve as active leaders in the community; (4) to coach high school students to mentor a group of 15-20 8th grade students that have been identified by the guidance department as “high need”.

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Tierney Learning Center
Boston

South Boston-The Fellow will be the main source of contact for youth ages 11-14 in the after school program, providing dedicated homework help, steam (science, technology, engineering, art, math) programming, and experiential learning opportunities. The Fellow will also play an integral role in recruitment and retention for after school, as well as promoting and designing family engagement events. the role will additionally include seeking and maintaining partnerships with other community organizations, planning programs and field trips, regular staff and supervision meetings, fulfilling essential MPF duties (time sheets, program reports, professional development, data collections, etc.), and assisting with general responsibilities within the TLC.

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Waltham High School (2 Positions)
Waltham

Waltham-The role of the Fellows will be to work closely with 25-30 at-risk students from each grade at Waltham High School.  Tasks include identifying individual needs, targeting interventions, and developing individual student success plans in order to stay on track for graduation. 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 creating and overseeing an after-school academic support program that allows students to complete homework, receive academic support, and work with peers on group assignments for approximately one hour each afternoon.  

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Youth Enrichment Services
Boston

Boston-The Mass Promise Fellow at YES will sustain and expand yes’s college prep program. The Fellow will serve 9th-12th grade students with college and career workshops, college tours and one-on-one advising. The Fellow will cover topics including study skills, academic and extracurricular planning, college application, financial aid planning, and transitioning from high school to college. The role encompasses direct service, capacity building, and curriculum development. 

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Zumix
Boston

East 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. ZUMIX also sees itself 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. The Pathways Program was added to ZUMIX offerings four years ago, as part of an effort to serve our youth more holistically.  A Pathways Coordinator will help us build upon the program’s current foundation. The Fellow will work as a team with the Pathways Manager to meet the ever-changing needs of the teens in our programs. They will provide college and career counseling to youth both one-on-one and in groups, support the ZUMIX Teen Council, and co-design and implement work-readiness trainings for our youth employees. They will build relationships with local schools and other academic institutions to create a network of support that ensures academic success for our young people. This Fellow will work with ZUMIX staff and youth to update our curriculum so that ZUMIX can be most effective in supporting our youth and recent alumni in terms of pursuing higher education and careers.

 

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