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AmeriCorps Tutor & Mentor (Fellowship w/ Housing)

GO Foundation
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As a GO Fellow, you will serve for the duration of an entire academic school year, and will immerse yourself in the culture and routine in one of the GO Foundation's partner schools. You will instruct students in either math or ELA, support the social-emotional growth of students as a mentor, and help to develop a safe and inclusive school community where students thrive. By providing individualized instruction to and developing meaningful relationships with students, you play an integral role in preparing them for their education and beyond. This is a service role through AmeriCorps with regular full-time hours.

Service Activities

Specific responsibilities include:

-Fostering student academic growth in math or ELA
-Provide daily instruction and mentoring to several small groups of students, a typical day has you working with groups of students during the school day
-Assess student progress on a regular basis
-Lead after-school student enrichment programming (after-school clubs)
-Work with students to set individualized, student-driven academic and behavioral goals
-Cultivate relationships with families through weekly communications
-Attend family and school-wide events to help further build the school community
-Assist with other activities that directly impact student success, including providing in-class or curriculum support, organizing after school clubs, or working with school culture teams

Community Need Addressed

America’s education system is rife with inequity. GO Fellows serve to provide each student in our schools with individualized small group instruction and mentorship that is built into the school day. The support delivered by GO Fellows supports the academic and social emotional growth of students. The GO Fellowship model is fundamentally about improving equity for individual students, in underserved communities, and within the broader educational landscape.

Position Outcomes

Students grow academically in both math and ELA proficiency. Students grow socially and emotionally becoming more confident in themselves and more engaged as learners. Students are aware of their limitless possibilities and are thinking about their future with regards to higher education and a fulfilling career.


Education award upon successful completion of service, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Student loan forbearance, Training

HOUSING The GO Foundation provides Fellows with an incredible subsidized housing benefit that is almost cost-free for Fellows ($100 per month will be deducted from your living allowance to cover housing). Fellow housing is shared housing, is fully furnished, and has basic utilities included. The GO Foundation subsidizes the majority of the housing cost. This is a unique feature of our program that sets us apart from many other AmeriCorps programs.

Skills you will gain

Problem solving, conflict resolution, relationship building, time management, organization, public speaking, project planning, facilitating, working on teams, data-driven decision making, communication and community outreach.

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, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
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, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, 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, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, 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, 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, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements Associates Degree (AA)
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Elementary School, High School, Middle School, School-based Nonprofit
  • Weekly Training Hours 2

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