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Corps for a Change AmeriCorps Member

Colorado Youth for a Change
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CYC is hosting 28 AmeriCorps members who will engage with in and out of school youth to assist in combating the dropout crisis. AmeriCorps members will focus on interventions such as home visits, phone calls, tutoring, and addressing individual student barriers to improve attendance, reduce truancy rates, and re-enroll youth that are dropped out. The goal of the Corpsmember term of service is to engage students, improve attendance, and help support a path toward academic success.

Service Activities

Position Duties
Out of school Youth:
• Make contact with high school youth that have dropped out of school
• Quickly build relationships with each youth while ascertaining their interest in returning to school
• Assess each youth to help determine appropriate school fit
• Track all students’ progress within CYC’s database, school databases, and other spreadsheets
• Collaborate as a team with the Colorado Youth for a Change staff
• Re-enroll youth in educational opportunities
• Support youth once re-enrolled through school visits, family engagement, and connecting student to school and community resources

In school Youth:
• Quickly build relationships with youth identified with low attendance Monitor student attendance and conduct one on one meetings to support them in being successful in school
• Engage parents/guardians through phone calls, meetings, and home visits
• Tutor students in the classroom
• Address barriers to student learning by connecting them with local community service providers so they may focus on school
• Track all students’ progress within CYC’s database, school databases, and other spreadsheets
• Collaborate as a team with the Colorado Youth for a Change staff

Community Need Addressed

Engagement with in and out of school youth to assist in combating the dropout crisis.

Position Outcomes

The goal of the Corpsmember term of service is to engage students, improve attendance, and help support a path toward academic success.

Benefits

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

• Mileage reimbursement or bus fare • Cell phone and laptop for use during service term

Skills you will gain

Experience working with high-need and/or at-risk youth, effective communication, inclusive and effective communication skill-building, time management, prioritizing multiple tasks.

Competencies You Will Develop
Communication
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Teamwork
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Decisions
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Tools
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Planning
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Service
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Community & Nonprofit Development, Economic Security, Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 10 Months
  • Education Requirements High School Graduate
  • Placement Individual and Team Placements
  • Service Setting Charter School, Community-based Nonprofit, High School, School District
  • Weekly Training Hours 3

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