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Tenacity AmeriCorps Fellow

Actively Recruiting

Openings

20 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 18, 2021 - June 30, 2022

Application Window

February 4, 2021 - April 30, 2021

Location

  • Boston, MA

Contact Information

Yolanda Solomon
(617) 562-0900
yolandasolomon@tenacity.org

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Tenacity AmeriCorps Fellow

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Description

AmeriCorps Fellows power the Middle School Academy, the core and most intensive element in Tenacity’s Pathway. Small teams of AmeriCorps Fellows serve at each of Tenacity’s 4 partner middle schools, offering individual and group support to students. As part of their service experience from August through June, Fellows:

Deliver literacy and tennis/fitness curricula, provide academic and high school planning support, lead field trips, and engage families

Develop their teaching, professional, communication, career development, and leadership skills and networks

Serve alongside and with the day-to-day support of Tenacity’s professional, school-based staff

Attend regular team-building and professional development events

Fellows typically serve in school buildings; during the pandemic Fellows are serving remotely. Decisions about service delivery being in-person or remote will be made in collaborations with Tenacity’s Boston Public Schools partners.

Core Responsibilities

AmeriCorps Fellows collaborate with their assigned teams of Staff and Fellows to provide excellent programming to Tenacity students. AmeriCorps Fellows:



Deliver curricula for literacy, high school selection, tennis/fitness, and tutoring

Collaborate with school-based teams, attending Tenacity meetings and school meetings for planning and student support

Develop lesson plans for literacy and tennis/fitness activities

Support students in developing critical social, emotional, and life skills, through individual and small group support

Design and lead an elective (topics are determined based on each Fellow’s interests and experiences)

Provide student academic support through “pushing in” to classes if requested by teachers and/or school principals

Engage families through scheduled visits and workshops, as well as as-needed outreach

Each Fellow serves in a “specialty role” such as Family Engagement Fellow, Academic Fellow, and Tennis Fellow. Fellows take a larger leadership role for their assign specialty role – for example Academic Fellows take a leadership role in literacy planning, Tennis Fellows with fitness planning, and Family Engagement Fellows with family events and outreach materials. Fellows provide input to Site Directors in determining specialty roles.

AmeriCorps Fellows also engage actively in their own learning and as members of the broader Tenacity team. Fellows:

Engage fully in trainings, which include a two-week orientation at the start of service and regular trainings throughout the year; training focuses on Tenacity’s model, teaching and coaching skills, inclusive family engagement, as well as leadership and career development and more

Learn and collaborate through regular meetings with school-based Tenacity Staff and AmeriCorps program staff

Attend Tenacity-wide team meetings

Participate in three performance evaluations

Throughout their service, AmeriCorps Fellows represent Tenacity and AmeriCorps, support school partnership, and drive positive student outcomes in alignment with policies and professional expectations.

Additional Responsibilities

In addition, Fellows also:

Plan and lead field trips and high school visits

Prepare newsletters for family outreach

Lead small group book clubs and other specialized program activities

Administer surveys or other tools for data collection on student performance

Assist in student recruitment

Complete administrative needs such as timesheets and email management in a professional and timely manner

Contribute to the planning of (and attend) mid-year and end-of-year ceremonies celebrating student achievements

Serve as a bus chaperone and support other programmatic logistics



Tenacity does not discriminate toward individuals on the basis of age, race, gender, color, national origin, ability, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation or identity. Tenacity seeks to nurture diversity among its many members. When requested, Tenacity will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with a permanent or temporary disability.

AmeriCorps Fellows power the Middle School Academy, the core and most intensive element in Tenacity’s Pathway. Small teams of AmeriCorps Fellows serve at each of Tenacity’s 4 partner middle schools, offering individual and group support to students. As part of their service experience from August through June, Fellows:

Deliver literacy and tennis/fitness curricula, provide academic and high school planning support, lead field trips, and engage families

Develop their teaching, professional, communication, career development, and leadership skills and networks

Serve alongside and with the day-to-day support of Tenacity’s professional, school-based staff

Attend regular team-building and professional development events

Fellows typically serve in school buildings; during the pandemic Fellows are serving remotely. Decisions about service delivery being in-person or remote will be made in collaborations with Tenacity’s Boston Public Schools partners.

Core Responsibilities

AmeriCorps Fellows collaborate with their assigned teams of Staff and Fellows to provide excellent programming to Tenacity students. AmeriCorps Fellows:



Deliver curricula for literacy, high school selection, tennis/fitness, and tutoring

Collaborate with school-based teams, attending Tenacity meetings and school meetings for planning and student support

Develop lesson plans for literacy and tennis/fitness activities

Support students in developing critical social, emotional, and life skills, through individual and small group support

Design and lead an elective (topics are determined based on each Fellow’s interests and experiences)

Provide student academic support through “pushing in” to classes if requested by teachers and/or school principals

Engage families through scheduled visits and workshops, as well as as-needed outreach

Each Fellow serves in a “specialty role” such as Family Engagement Fellow, Academic Fellow, and Tennis Fellow. Fellows take a larger leadership role for their assign specialty role – for example Academic Fellows take a leadership role in literacy planning, Tennis Fellows with fitness planning, and Family Engagement Fellows with family events and outreach materials. Fellows provide input to Site Directors in determining specialty roles.

AmeriCorps Fellows also engage actively in their own learning and as members of the broader Tenacity team. Fellows:

Engage fully in trainings, which include a two-week orientation at the start of service and regular trainings throughout the year; training focuses on Tenacity’s model, teaching and coaching skills, inclusive family engagement, as well as leadership and career development and more

Learn and collaborate through regular meetings with school-based Tenacity Staff and AmeriCorps program staff

Attend Tenacity-wide team meetings

Participate in three performance evaluations

Throughout their service, AmeriCorps Fellows represent Tenacity and AmeriCorps, support school partnership, and drive positive student outcomes in alignment with policies and professional expectations.

Additional Responsibilities

In addition, Fellows also:

Plan and lead field trips and high school visits

Prepare newsletters for family outreach

Lead small group book clubs and other specialized program activities

Administer surveys or other tools for data collection on student performance

Assist in student recruitment

Complete administrative needs such as timesheets and email management in a professional and timely manner

Contribute to the planning of (and attend) mid-year and end-of-year ceremonies celebrating student achievements

Serve as a bus chaperone and support other programmatic logistics



Tenacity does not discriminate toward individuals on the basis of age, race, gender, color, national origin, ability, religion, marital status, or sexual orientation or identity. Tenacity seeks to nurture diversity among its many members. When requested, Tenacity will make reasonable accommodations for individuals with a permanent or temporary disability.
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Living Allowance

$1500 - $1700 monthly

Benefits

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

Additional Benefits

Food stamps are also a possibility as legally allowed to AmeriCorps Members. Monthly Public Transportation Pass More than 100 hours of professional development Generous time off

Education Benefits

Credential or Certification

Education Requirements

High School Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Creole, Spanish

Other Conditions

Subject to criminal background check

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth, Health & Nutrition

Weekly Hours

40

Location Type

Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Team Placement

Service Setting

Middle School

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Yolanda Solomon
(617) 562-0900
yolandasolomon@tenacity.org

Hosted By

Position Details

Tenacity AmeriCorps Fellow

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