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Education Support Services

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AmeriCorps members serving in Education Support Services positions will provide culturally responsive education services at the afterschool programs outside of schools through one-on-one or in small groups to immigrant and refugee students in K-12 grades. In the summer, members will continue providing educational and recreational activities to students participating in the summer program. They will provide transportation to students to participate in the summer program educational activities and recreational field trips.

Service Activities

Responsibilities include.

• Tutoring, providing homework help, and school projects to students.
• Recruiting and managing volunteers to provide supplemental support.
• Facilitating family communication and engagement with parents regarding their child(ren)'s academic performance.
• Connecting parents and the local school to address student development and concerns through family involvement.
• Educating parents on US academic cultural norms.
• Conducting home visits.
• Transporting students on field trips.
• Helping to address family needs through the holistic approach, including referrals, finding or connecting them to resources, and case
• Interpreting, if acquired fluency in the language spoken by families being served.

Community Need Addressed

Immigrant/refugee students face barriers to academic success, including little to no previous formal education, interrupted education, limited English proficiency, and needing to learn new US academic norms. These students are often behind their peers in academic achievement, requiring significant support to catch up. Their parents value their children's education but face barriers to engagement with the schools, including language, different cultural norms, and transportation.

Position Outcomes

The AmeriCorps members will provide education support services to students in K-12th grades to 100 immigrant and refugee students.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

CPR/First Aid Certificate of Completion, Foundation of Professional Interpretation for Health & Human Services Certificate (bilingual members only)

Skills you will gain

Time management, Public speaking, Community outreach, Relationship building, Conflict resolution, Working with immigrants and refugees, Professional development, Personal growth

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Turn taking
Creativity & Problem Solving
Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements GED
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Community-based Nonprofit, Higher Education Institution, Religious Organization
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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