Service with AmeriCorps is an enriching and educational experience that is unlike any other employment opportunity. A term of service lasts for 11 months, during which you will need to serve 1700 hours with one of the Literacy Coalition's community partner agencies. It is a great opportunity to work in the Austin nonprofit community and network with many different nonprofit organizations. During your 11 month term, you will be paid a stipend of just over $12,600, in bi-weekly payments of approximately $560. You will also receive free health benefits and many professional development trainings aimed at helping you develop teaching skills and other important skills such as networking and resume writing. Finally, upon successful completion of your 1700 hour term of service, you will receive an education award of over $5,900 that can be used to pay off student loans or to pay for future schooling.
Early Childhood members will serve children ages 2 - 5 in local pre-schools and help students build skills in math and reading in order to be prepared for kindergarten. Members will be responsible for performing interventions in math and reading and administering pre and post assessments to gauge student learning throughout the year. They will also have the chance to create and implement lessons and lead and/or assist teachers in leading classes.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
In addition to the above benefits, the Literacy Coalition offers resources to help develop our members as teachers and to help them find employment after completion of AmeriCorps service. We provide a number of training sessions throughout the service year (at least one a month) ranging in scope from volunteer management to resume writing and networking workshops. In addition, members are paired with mentors who are experts in teaching in their respective fields, in order to help members develop their teaching skills.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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