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AmeriCorps member at Pinnacles Prep

AmeriCorps of Chelan Douglas Community Action Council
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Serve as a member of the Pinnacles Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Study Team
Support academic intervention and extension tutoring during PEAK (Personalized Elevation of Academic Knowledge).
Support teachers and students' place-based projects in Impact Lab
Serve as the after-school, maker space program coordinator for Pinnacles Prep students and the broader community.

Service Activities

As a member of the Pinnacles Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Study Team, the volunteer works with our scholars and families to ensure we are meeting our key performance indicators for Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, as outlined by our students, staff, and faculty.

As an academic intervention and extension support tutor during PEAK (Personalized Elevation of Academic Knowledge), the volunteer supports small group academic rotations on skill gaps identified by core teachers.

As support for place-based projects in Impact Lab, the volunteer helps coordinate community partners and logistics- including field-based activities and general academic support of the program.

As the after-school maker space program coordinator for Pinnacles Prep students and the broader community, the volunteer will work with local community partners to offer a maker space curriculum, as well as create and offer project work and open-making time to Pinnacles Prep scholars.

Community Need Addressed

Our state-of-the-art facility was born out of community input and designed for 21st-century education. By reimagining the Community Center, we’re building a school that inspires joy, connection, creativity, and deep learning, while also serving as a hub for community engagement.

Position Outcomes

ALL students, regardless of background, deserve a meaningful education in a culture where every student matters. We are deeply committed to our mission of cultivating curious, confident, and self-directed students that lead and succeed in college, career, and their communities; with the vision of our graduates becoming the leaders who drive our Valley’s future-forward--making it a thriving economic, scientific, and artistic hub for the 21st century. Our school is grounded in the following essential characteristics, which shape the Pinnacles Prep experience for our faculty, students, and families. Our school is small by design. We know every student by name, story, strength, and need. All students meet with their mentor, daily, and we communicate with their parents weekly.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable)

Education Benefits

Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion training help prepare members for the big picture work of dismantling systems of oppression in K-12 education systems. This work is foundational to everything we do at Pinnacles Prep. Positive Behavior Interventions and Supports Training (PBIS) and Restorative Practices-- Each Service member will receive training in PBIS so they understand our school-wide behavior expectations and how to use restorative practices to support student behavior.

Skills you will gain

tutoring, mentoring, time management, student engagement

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions
Derive consensus, 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
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, 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, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Charter School
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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