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Notre Dame AmeriCorps - Chicago

Actively Recruiting

Openings

12 currently recruiting

Service Dates

September 1, 2022 - July 28, 2023

Application Window

April 7, 2022 - October 31, 2022

Location

  • Chicago, IL

Contact Information

Riley Lewers
(773) 722-7440
chicago@ndmva.org

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Position Details

Notre Dame - AmeriCorps Member

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Description

NDA Chicago partners with elementary and middle schools, after-school programs, and community centers. Each site has a unique service description with members assisting in the classroom, serving as academic interventionists, providing additional support in after-school programs, leading computer literacy classes, as well providing graduate support and counseling. Member also attend bi-weekly team trainings and participate in a number of service projects in the communities where they serve.

2017-18 Partnering Sites:
1. Marillac Center (http://marillacstvincent.org/) - Marillac St. Vincent Family Services has been serving the needs of the poor throughout the city of Chicago for over 100 years. The center provides vital programs and services in the areas of child development, social services, outreach to at-risk families and individuals, senior services and youth programs. AmeriCorps members serving at Marillac support adult education and after-school programs.

2. Sarah's Circle (http://www.sarahs-circle.org/) - Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing housing assistance, case management, referral services, and life necessities, Sarah’s Circle encourages women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential. AmeriCorps members serving at Sarah’s Circle provide assistance at the Day Center as well as the Permanent Housing Center.

3. Girls in the Game (https://www.girlsinthegame.org/) - The mission of Girls in the Game is to help girls discovers their strength and lead with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs. The organization partners with public schools across Chicago to provide after-school programming based on the specific curriculum designed to encourage positive relationships and team building. AmeriCorps members serving at Girls in the Game coordinate and coach after-school programs.

4. San Miguel Back of the Yards (http://www.sanmiguelchicago.org/) - San Miguel School, located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, provides an innovative and accessible education to inner-city middle school students. AmeriCorps members at San Miguel provide academic support in the classroom as well as support students and their families throughout the high school application process.

5. Polaris Academy (http://www.pcachicago.org/) - The mission of Polaris Charter Academy is to educate students to be self-motivated, creative, critical thinkers, with the ultimate goal of shaping life-long learners and citizens with a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility. Polaris Charter Academy structures its sciences and social studies curriculum around “learning expeditions”, which provide a rigorous, stimulating educational experience that requires the application and mastery of a wide range of skills, including conducting research through interviews, surveys, books, and the internet. AmeriCorps members serving at Polaris run academic intervention groups, support after-school programming, and assist with the learning expeditions.

6. KIPP Chicago Public Charter Schools (http://www.kippchicago.org/) - Founded in 2003, KIPP Chicago Schools began with a single class of fifth graders at KIPP Ascend Middle School. Today, KIPP Chicago Schools consists of multiple schools, serving more than 1,000 students in grades K-3 and 5-8 and 450 KIPP Chicago Schools alumni via the KIPP Through College Program. AmeriCorps members serving at KIPP provide academic assistance in the classroom, run small intervention groups, assist with after-school programming and help with the blended learning curriculum by providing technical support throughout the schools.

NDA Chicago partners with elementary and middle schools, after-school programs, and community centers. Each site has a unique service description with members assisting in the classroom, serving as academic interventionists, providing additional support in after-school programs, leading computer literacy classes, as well providing graduate support and counseling. Member also attend bi-weekly team trainings and participate in a number of service projects in the communities where they serve.

2017-18 Partnering Sites:
1. Marillac Center (http://marillacstvincent.org/) - Marillac St. Vincent Family Services has been serving the needs of the poor throughout the city of Chicago for over 100 years. The center provides vital programs and services in the areas of child development, social services, outreach to at-risk families and individuals, senior services and youth programs. AmeriCorps members serving at Marillac support adult education and after-school programs.

2. Sarah's Circle (http://www.sarahs-circle.org/) - Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing housing assistance, case management, referral services, and life necessities, Sarah’s Circle encourages women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential. AmeriCorps members serving at Sarah’s Circle provide assistance at the Day Center as well as the Permanent Housing Center.

3. Girls in the Game (https://www.girlsinthegame.org/) - The mission of Girls in the Game is to help girls discovers their strength and lead with confidence through fun and active sports, health and leadership programs. The organization partners with public schools across Chicago to provide after-school programming based on the specific curriculum designed to encourage positive relationships and team building. AmeriCorps members serving at Girls in the Game coordinate and coach after-school programs.

4. San Miguel Back of the Yards (http://www.sanmiguelchicago.org/) - San Miguel School, located in the Back of the Yards neighborhood, provides an innovative and accessible education to inner-city middle school students. AmeriCorps members at San Miguel provide academic support in the classroom as well as support students and their families throughout the high school application process.

5. Polaris Academy (http://www.pcachicago.org/) - The mission of Polaris Charter Academy is to educate students to be self-motivated, creative, critical thinkers, with the ultimate goal of shaping life-long learners and citizens with a strong sense of personal and civic responsibility. Polaris Charter Academy structures its sciences and social studies curriculum around “learning expeditions”, which provide a rigorous, stimulating educational experience that requires the application and mastery of a wide range of skills, including conducting research through interviews, surveys, books, and the internet. AmeriCorps members serving at Polaris run academic intervention groups, support after-school programming, and assist with the learning expeditions.

6. KIPP Chicago Public Charter Schools (http://www.kippchicago.org/) - Founded in 2003, KIPP Chicago Schools began with a single class of fifth graders at KIPP Ascend Middle School. Today, KIPP Chicago Schools consists of multiple schools, serving more than 1,000 students in grades K-3 and 5-8 and 450 KIPP Chicago Schools alumni via the KIPP Through College Program. AmeriCorps members serving at KIPP provide academic assistance in the classroom, run small intervention groups, assist with after-school programming and help with the blended learning curriculum by providing technical support throughout the schools.
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Living Allowance

$1334 - $1334 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance

Additional Benefits

Regular training, team support, bi-weekly team meetings, housing assistance in some cities only

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Languages

English

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 99

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth, Environment, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor and Outdoor

Placement

Individual Placement

Service Setting

Arts Organization, Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, Community Development Organization, Early Childhood Program, Elementary School, Higher Education Institution, High School, Library, Local Educational Agency, Middle School, Museum or Nature Center, National Nonprofit/Affiliate, Organization primarily serving older adults, Park, Private School, Recreation or Youth Center, Religious Organization, School-based Nonprofit

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Riley Lewers
(773) 722-7440
chicago@ndmva.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Notre Dame - AmeriCorps Member

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