Why Be a Fellow?

Serve. Connect. Lead.

  • Annual living stipend up to $15,500
  • AmeriCorps Education Award up to $6,095
  • Monthly 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 University'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 800,000 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 20 Demographics

  • 36% of corps members are serving their home communities
  • 69% of Fellows identify as non-white
  • 42% of corps members are first generation college students
  • 15 corps members speak 2 or more languages 
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.

Be a Leader

On average 50% of Mass Promise Fellow's complete two years of service with the program. Fellows that stay for a second year report that another year in the Fellowship supported their personal and professional goal. MPF also hires 5 second year members to serve in a higher leadership capacity as Senior Fellows in the program.

Q&A with MPF Senior Fellow: How to Maximize Benefits