College Possible AmeriCorps
  • 21-Aug-2018 to 20-Oct-2019 (CST)
  • AmeriCorps
  • Full Time

Serve your community for a year as an AmeriCorps member with College Possible!

College Possible is a growing nonprofit dedicated to coaching low-income students to-and-through college, breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering our workforce. Our rigorously-tested model earns top-of-field results that have helped 98 percent of students served earn admission to college and supported nearly 80 percent through graduation. A 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college.

So what is AmeriCorps?  When you think of AmeriCorps, think of the Peace Corps but in your own backyard. AmeriCorps is a civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community."  Not only do College Possible AmeriCorps members make a difference in their community, they gain valuable experience for their next job or graduate school endeavor.

Catalyze is College Possible's newest initiative to impact student persistence and success directly on college campuses. Our model is unique in the way it helps colleges build capacity to serve their students by embedding our near-peer coaching model and curriculum on their campus. Using this partnership model, College Possible extends the reach of a college's existing student support services, increases student retention rates and closes the opportunity gap for students from low-income backgrounds. 

Catalyze Coach

Catalyze Coaches serve at one of our partner college campuses and report to an institutional staff member.  They coach students as they navigate the milestones and resources essential to graduating from college. Coaches maintain proactive communication, help link students to services already available on campus, plan events for students and connect students to meaningful opportunities. Opportunities are available in August, 2019 for the following institutions:

  • College of Saint John's/College of Saint Benedict, Saint Joseph, MN
  • Saint Cloud State University, Saint Cloud, MN
  • Augsburg University, Minneapolis, MN
  • Coe College, Cedar Rapids, IA
  • Luther College, Decorah, IA
  • University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH

Benefits:

Benefits includes a living allowance, health coverage and an Education Award in the amount of $6,095 that can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses.  You may also defer some of your student loans.  A 12 month commitment is required.

Required Skills:

Four year college degree required.  Ideal applicants will have demonstrated leadership skills, a high level of achievement in academics, employment and/or other pursuits, and a commitment to the mission of College Possible.  Applicants of all academic majors are encouraged to apply.

Please visit www.CollegePossible.org/serve, to learn more about College Possible and serving with our organization!

College Possible is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance.  Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.  We provide reasonable accomodations for qualified individuals and conduct all possible activities in fully accessible settings.  Alternative application formats are available upon request by contacting Chad Karlsson at CKarlsson@collegepossible.org.

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