City of Lakes AmeriCorps members serve in middle schools throughout the Minneapolis Public Schools district providing academic support and after school enrichment opportunities for Long-Term English Learners. Our members engage and empower students in their English language development through intentional interactions, research-based strategies, and youth development best practices. Our ability to support the academic and developmental needs of our students depends upon the one-on-one relationships members build with their students and is at the heart of all that we do.
Our members gain unparalleled hands-on experience working with students, teachers, families, and fellow corps members. They serve as a cohort of emerging leaders who focus on developing their professional and interpersonal skills while exploring the fields of education and youth development within the context of a large urban school system.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Ongoing professional development focused on transferable skills essential to both the public and private sector.
Associates Degree (AA)
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Bilingualism or Multilingualism preferred (but not required), particularly speakers of Somali, Spanish or Hmong.
English, Arabic, Hmong, Spanish, Vietnamese
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check