SCHOOLS CAN’T DO IT ALONE – YOU CAN HELP!!
In Washington 1 in 4 high school students do not graduate on time. Help make a difference in a young person’s life while developing professional and making an impact through national service.
Communities In Schools of Washington (CIS) has an exciting AmeriCorps opportunity for individuals committed to improving the lives of children in the Washington State area.
Location options: Auburn, Federal Way, Kent, Lakewood, Puyallup, Key Peninsula (Vaughn), Renton, Seattle, Spokane County and Whatcom County
Communities In Schools (CIS) is the nation’s leading dropout prevention organization. The mission of CIS is to surround students with a community of support, empowering them to stay in school and achieve in life. Through school-based coordination, CIS connects students and their families to critical community resources to address children’s unmet needs. We work closely with local school districts, social service organizations and businesses to connect schools and students with the resources that facilitate academic success and the development of important life skills. CIS makes a difference for children in the schools it serves.
AmeriCorps members will serve in elementary, middle and high schools throughout Washington State. With CIS Site Coordinators, members will be responsible for supporting the implementation of the CIS model of integrated student supports in designated school sites. The member will coordinate with community partners and volunteers to marshal resources necessary to address the academic, social and emotional needs of students who are at risk of dropping out of school. Through the coordination of individual and group interventions as well as prevention activities the member is a key player in helping students stay in school and remain on track to graduate.
ALL MEMBERS MUST SERVE 10.5 MONTHS AND 1700 HOURS (FULLTIME) STARTING IN AUGUST/SEPTEMBER
Benefits: Taxable living allowance of $12,650. At the completion of service, members receive a $5,815 education award that can be used toward qualified educational expenses for up to 7 years. Members are eligible for health and child care benefits (child care benefits subject to income guidelines). Early applications are encouraged. As with all AmeriCorps Programs placement is contingent upon funding.
How to Apply
Applications accepted online only via the following link:
Click on the “Apply Now” button to create a login and complete the application process or login and apply to this project if you already have a My AmeriCorps account.