Good Shepherd Services’ LifeLink program provides students with the support they need to make a successful transition from high school to college at City University of New York schools. LifeLink helps current high school students, GED students, recent high school graduates who plan to attend CUNY schools, to stay in college and overcome any roadblocks in their way to both a degree and a more promising future. Their staff provides strong personal support services to students, enabling them to anchor themselves firmly within the college community. They help students navigate the application and registration process to successfully enter college.
The GSV will work with the Bronx LifeLink Program to assist program participants with transitioning into college. They will collaborate with staff to supporting participant while in college and assist participant in fulfilling their academic and social/emotional needs. This may include helping prepare students for placement tests, creating bulletin boards, one on one tutoring, and helping staff to create a strong sense of community.
Health coverage, Housing, Living allowance, Relocation allowance (if applicable), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Real-life Experiences: Working side-by-side with experienced social workers, counselors, and educators, you'll find yourself learning and growing every day through real-life experiences. Define your interests and gain skills that set you on a path to a rewarding career. ///Supportive Community: Each volunteer is backed by a community composed of: - Fellow volunteers, who create a close-knit bond built through shared experiences. - Accessible staff, who support the volunteers’ professional and personal growth throughout the year. - GSV alumni and supporters, who stay involved with the program in various ways. ///Training & Development: Challenge yourself within a safe and supportive environment. Begin with a week-long orientation to meet your cohort, gain a deeper understanding of the mission and tenets that will serve as the foundation for your experience, and transition into community life. Development continues across four weekend retreats throughout the year. In day-to-day work, each placement site offers professional supervision and training to support you in your role. Additionally, you'll gain access to varied opportunities, such as training on trauma-informed practice, substitute teaching certification, United Nations Commission on the status of women, and many more. ///Personal Growth: Get to know yourself and understand your impact on those around you. You will emerge from this challenging journey a better roommate, friend, family member, partner, and employee.
Prohibits paid work outside of the sponsoring agency at any time
Subject to criminal background check
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