College Possible AmeriCorps
  • 23-Aug-2018 to 21-Apr-2019 (CST)
  • AmeriCorps
  • Other
  • Full Time

Education award, health coverage, loan deferement


Serve your community through a year of service 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.

As an AmeriCorps organization, College Possible is recruiting college graduates to help make a college degree and college success possible for low-income students.  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.

We currently have rewarding 6 month opportunities available beginning in February, 2019 in our Saint Paul, Minnesota; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Omaha, Nebraska sites.

Available Opportunities (may vary by site)

 

As a College Transition Coach you will support high school seniors through graduation and the summer transition period to ensure fall college enrollment.  This includes assisting in presenting workshops to high school students, leading College Possible recruitment efforts for Class of 2020 at designated high schools, and serving as additional support in teaching College Possible sessions.  In addition, you will assist unenrolled College Possible students in determining future college and career goals. 

 

Benefits:

Benefits include a bi-weekly living allowance, health coverage and an Education Award of $4,144 that can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses.  Some student loans may be deferred. 7-8 month commitment (depending on position) beginning in February-March of 2019.

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 welcome 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 encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation 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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