One in five adults in Texas cannot read or write well enough to fill out a job application, and less than 5% of those adults have access to the educational services they need. Become part of the Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps team and help Central Texans build essential literacy skills. Located in Austin and Houston, we offer a range of education-focused national service opportunities that are making a growing difference in addressing literacy needs across our region.
Our term of service lasts for 11 months, during which you will serve 1,700 hours. You will be paid a stipend of just over $14,279, broken into biweekly installments. You will also receive free health benefits and many professional development sessions. This training will help you develop teaching skills and other important skills such as networking and resume writing. Finally, once you complete your 1,700-hour term of service, you will receive an education award of $6,195. The education award can be used to pay off student loans or to pay for future schooling.
At the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, we view diversity as a strength. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
Career Development job coaches work with clients of local area nonprofits to help them improve their current employment situation. We provide our members with a professional job skill-centered curriculum and training. Members will have opportunities to plan special events for their clients & community. They coordinate with the Career Development Program Manager to connect with local employers. Job coaches meet regularly to share best practices with members.
This position is a good fit for individuals wanting to learn about event planning and community outreach in addition to teaching. Some job coach placements require language proficiency in French and/or Spanish.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Our Member Assistance Program (MAP) offers members free mental health resources, including free sessions with mental health professionals.
High School Graduate
English, French, Spanish
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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