The Rockland Main Street Fellow will support the newly established Youth Action Team, a standing committee designed to provide youth with the opportunity to engage with local businesses, retailers, institutions, restaurants, and City officials to help shape Rockland’s future. Utilizing a systems approach, the Fellow will work with Rockland Main Street staff and volunteers to lead students in developing and implementing placemaking, programming, and community building strategies to add resilience to Rockland’s downtown, incorporating student voice and perspective into all aspects of Rockland Main Street’s work. The desired outcomes of this project are to increase equity downtown, create a more welcoming community, as well as increase the social capital of the youth in Rockland. The key role of the Fellow in this project will be to spearhead the Youth Action Team by serving as Co-Chair of the Committee along with a student.
The central responsibilities of this position are as follows:
• Serving as the intermediary between the students on the Committee and the rest of the organization/volunteers, and other stakeholders as necessary
• Supporting the students in developing the committee’s work plans and implementing them
• Conducting stakeholder interviews with youth in the community
• Working directly with the Youth Alliance (previously the After School Alliance), a collective of organizations that support and engage with Rockland area youth
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
- Professional development through custom trainings and mentorship.
- Health benefits are provided if Fellows are not already covered.
- Childcare allowance will be provided if the Fellow is eligible.
- Upon successful completion of the Fellow’s full-term of service, they will receive a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award educational award in the amount of $3,173 in the National Service Trust.
- Upon enrollment and acceptance into the program, the Fellow is eligible for forbearance of any qualified federal student loans. For Fellows receiving forbearance on a qualified student loan during the term of service, the National Service Trust will repay a portion or all of the interest that accrued on the loan during the term of service if the Fellow successfully completes the term of service.
- Networking with other like-minded professionals and organizations.
- Complimentary registration to MDF events.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check