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AmeriCorps Enrichment Member

Actively Recruiting

Openings

24 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 1, 2018 - June 30, 2019

Application Window

January 1, 2018 - December 31, 2018

Locations

  • Memphis, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Memphis, TN
  • Millington, TN

Contact Information

Judith Rautine
(901) 577-2500
cphifer@porterleath.org

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Description

Porter-Leath is recruiting 24 full-time AmeriCorps members, to be assigned individually and in two person teams to Head Start Centers in the Memphis metropolitan area. Each AmeriCorps Member will be assigned 20 children from within the center to work on literacy activities that focus on cognitive skills, reading abilities, and writing abilities. Members will work with their assigned children twice weekly for a minimum of 16 weeks to promote literacy school readiness.
Members will be assigned to specific classrooms to work with children selected by the classroom teachers from those with the lowest score of readiness, as well as those children identified with an Individual Education Plan. Each AmeriCorps member will use Brigance assessment results to develop individual lesson plans with the objective of increasing assessment scores for the students. the individualized attention provided for under-performing students will boost their attainment and performance, allowing them to keep up with their peers.
Porter-Leath AmeriCorps Members will recruit 120 volunteers who will commit to at least 2 hours of service, mostly focused on reading and literacy events in the Early Childhood Program centers.

Porter-Leath is recruiting 24 full-time AmeriCorps members, to be assigned individually and in two person teams to Head Start Centers in the Memphis metropolitan area. Each AmeriCorps Member will be assigned 20 children from within the center to work on literacy activities that focus on cognitive skills, reading abilities, and writing abilities. Members will work with their assigned children twice weekly for a minimum of 16 weeks to promote literacy school readiness.
Members will be assigned to specific classrooms to work with children selected by the classroom teachers from those with the lowest score of readiness, as well as those children identified with an Individual Education Plan. Each AmeriCorps member will use Brigance assessment results to develop individual lesson plans with the objective of increasing assessment scores for the students. the individualized attention provided for under-performing students will boost their attainment and performance, allowing them to keep up with their peers.
Porter-Leath AmeriCorps Members will recruit 120 volunteers who will commit to at least 2 hours of service, mostly focused on reading and literacy events in the Early Childhood Program centers.
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Living Allowance

$1140 - $1140 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

Members will receive in classroom experience that can translate to a career in the educational field.

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

GED

Desired Certifications or Qualifications

Pursuing a professional career in early childhood education, elementary education, social services, or child development
Experience in serving inner city residents, students, or families
Working knowledge of lesson plan development or educational enrichment
Background in tutoring or academic mentoring
Enrolled in college with a minimum of 2.5 GPA

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Uniforms provided and required
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

18 - 65

Service Details

Focus Areas

Community & Nonprofit Development, Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

37

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Early Childhood Program

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Judith Rautine
(901) 577-2500
cphifer@porterleath.org

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