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Dawson Community College - Dawson Promise

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Dawson Promise is a program at Dawson Community College aimed at helping unaccompanied youth, homeless youth, or youth aging out of the foster care system to obtain a two-year education without student debt.

Service Activities

In this position, you will support the Dawson Promise program in recruiting and supporting a team of college AmeriCorps members to provide near-peer mentorship to low-income and first-generation high school students. You will provide academic mentorship to students, organize workshops on topics such as financial aid, college applications, etc., and implement community service projects.

Community Need Addressed

Unaccompanied youth, homeless youth, and youth aging out of foster care have a low rate of college success.

Position Outcomes

Increased rate of college access services for local underprivileged youth


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Training

This site will provide: Grocery Assistance, Wellness Assistance, a vehicle for service related activities, and the college campus meal plan. AmeriCorps College Coaches also receive: 10 Days of Personal Leave; 10 Days of Sick/Medical Leave; Professional development and training opportunities; Eligible for hiring preference with Employers of National Service; Access to My Life Expert member assistance program.

Skills you will gain

Leadership, Team Work, Academic Mentoring/Mentoring Experience

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, 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
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, 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, Stay positive and outcome oriented
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them
Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently
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 significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth, Homelessness & Housing
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Community Development Organization, Higher Education Institution
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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