Dudley Promise Corps (DPC) is a neighborhood-based AmeriCorps program serving BPE’s two Teaching Academy schools: Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School (DSNCS) and Dearborn STEM Academy (DSA). DPC works in conjunction with the Boston Teacher Residency to form the Boston Promise Corps.
The mission of DPC is to leverage the power of national service to ensure all students in Dudley are on track to attend college and serve as responsible citizens in their community, while simultaneously developing corps members as engaged civic leaders committed to social justice.
To achieve this, DPC is driven by ambitious goals in five focus areas. DPC members share specific responsibilities in each area, both individually and as a team, as outlined below:
1. Academic Support—DPC members accelerate the academic growth and achievement of the students we serve. Elementary DPC members support the goal of 3rd grade reading proficiency for all students by providing 1:1 literacy support to 5-10 target students on a regular basis. Secondary DPC members provide literacy enrichement through content focused on social justice and restorative practices.
2. Relationships— To promote student engagement and provide effective academic support, DPC members build authentic relationships with students and serve in an informal mentoring capacity. Since they are embedded in the school, corps members are able to spend non-academic time each day getting to know students in a range of settings and ensuring that each student is known and appreciated.
3. School Culture—DPC members collaborate with school staff to build whole-school community and a culture that promotes high levels of student engagement and investment. They lead or support opportunities to expand learning through age-appropriate enrichment programming one afternoon per week. They share in the responsibility of supporting non-academic duties essential in building school culture-- breakfast, lunch, recess, and dismissal. And they support and organize school-based events.
4. Community Engagement— As a neighborhood based corps, DPC members learn about the Dudley community history, assets, and aspirations, and engage with community partners through multi-faceted experiences outside of schools. DPC believes that this connection facilitates an understanding that allows members to better serve students.
5. Member Development— DPC members engage in regular professional development opportunities. In addition to receiving the training and support necessary to perform their responsibilities in schools, DPC members gain knowledge, skills, and experiences that empower them to continue working towards social justice and equity, and remain engaged leaders in their communities long after their service year.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Training
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check