Boulder, Colorado

 

 

AmeriCorps Members Needed! Your chance to make a difference!

Site Director: Elyana Funk
Phone: 720-313-2674
Email: boulder@ndmva.org

 

"I Have a Dream"

TThe “I Have a Dream”® Foundation of Boulder County (“I Have a Dream”), a school drop-out prevention program for low-income youth, and several community partners are seeking self-motivated, compassionate applicants who enjoy working with young people and a diverse group of individuals, including Dreamers, their families, “I Have a Dream” staff and sponsors, volunteers, teachers and school administrators, and other members of the community.  The “I Have a Dream website is at www.ihaveadreamboulder.org.

 

Notre Dame AmeriCorps (www.ndmva.org) will provide 38 full-time AmeriCorps (AC) Members with “I Have a Dream” and several community partners for the 2017-2018 service year: September 1, 2017 to July 31, 2018. 

Below is a list of our sites for the coming year:

 

“I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County

http://www.ihadboulder.org/index.php/our-organization/americorps/positions

Description: The mission of the "I Have a Dream" program is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. AmeriCorps Members at “I Have a Dream” sites will help further our ability to deliver services to the youth in our program (“Dreamers”) and their families by planning, organizing, and delivering a year-round program of appropriate activities to support students' academic, socio-emotional needs, and parent partnerships. In 2017-2018,  there will be 10-11 active “I Have a Dream” classes serving over 500 Dreamers in the 1st through 12th grades, and over 100 Dreamers pursuing post-secondary education.

“I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County- Pre-Collegiate

http://www.ihadboulder.org/index.php/our-organization/americorps/positions

Description:  The mission of the "I Have a Dream" program is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. The Pre-Collegiate AmeriCorps Member will support high school and college “Dreamers” (youth in our programs) in exploring post-secondary college and career options through individual case management, and plan and implement pre-collegiate lessons for high school students to increase knowledge of college and fulfilling careers.

“I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County- Early College

http://www.ihadboulder.org/index.php/our-organization/americorps/positions

Description: The mission of the "I Have a Dream" program is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. The Early College AmeriCorps Member will plan and implement pre-college lessons for elementary and middle school students to increase knowledge of college and develop college-bound mindset and help implement career exploration programming, planning career days, career field trips, and job shadows to encourage students to explore various career paths.


“I Have a Dream” Foundation of Boulder County- Volunteer Coordinator

http://www.ihadboulder.org/index.php/our-organization/americorps/positions

Description: The mission of the "I Have a Dream" program is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. These three AmeriCorps Members will recruit, train, and place volunteers at the “I Have a Dream” program sites.  They will support over 800 volunteer tutors and mentors, lead tutor workshops, and organize volunteers for community events.


Boulder Housing Partners - College Coordinator

https://www.boulderhousing.org/

Description: Boulder Housing Partners has partnered with “I Have a Dream” to offer site-based, educational programming to low-income youth following the cradle to career model. Members will help support high school age youth with strategies to succeed in school, develop goals and engage in experiential learning such as club participation, sports and volunteerism.


Adelante

https://www.collegegreenlight.com/cboProfile/adelante-at-boulder-high-school

Description: The Adelante AmeriCorps Member will work with Latino students who are first generation, helping them get their homework done and understand the material being taught. For juniors and seniors, members will collect scholarships that they each individually qualify for and help them with those applications as well as college applications. Members will mentor students on a regular basis and act as a positive role model and provide personal guidance. 


Thorne Nature Experience  

Website link for Site: http://www.thornenature.org/

Description: Thorne Environmental Educator AmeriCorps members serve to build Earth stewardship by connecting youth to nature through joyful, hands-on, place-based environmental education experiences. Members will teach Thorne’s environmental education programs which believes in discovery, exploration, and a connection to the natural world to Boulder County youth.


CU Public Achievement- Service Learning

Website link for Site http://www.colorado.edu/publicachievement/

Description: CU Public Achievement Service Learning members will collaborate with CU undergraduates to develop youth led, civic engagement initiatives that seek to promote student voice and transformative change for individuals and communities. Service Learning members implement comprehensive training and reflection program for CU undergraduates and K-12 students participating in the PA program.

 

Benefits and Other Information:

    As an AmeriCorps (AC) member you will receive a living allowance, an education award to pay school loans or to continue your education, health insurance, and other benefits.  For details, visit the AC website at www.americorps.org.  Being an AC member for “I Have a Dream” means helping youth reach their potential while living in beautiful Boulder, Colorado (amazing mountain vistas, 300 days of sunshine each year, new friends, and more!).  The “I Have a Dream”/AmeriCorps partnership is the result of a collaboration between “I Have a Dream,” Notre Dame AmeriCorps (NDA) and the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS.) 

     

    Applications will be accepted from February 3-March 15, 2017.  Applicants will be reviewed and responses sent in March.  If there are remaining positions not filled by this initial pool, we will post specific openings in the Spring, and will continue until positions are filled.  If you are interested in applying, please go to www.ndmva.org for instructions.  As you complete the online application at www.americorps.gov, select the AmeriCorps State and National program, and Notre Dame Americorps- Boulder.  You may also contact:  Elyana Funk at elyana.funk@ihaveadreamboulder.org, or, call 720-313-2674.

    * Start date is ultimately dependent on grant funding cycle, which is determined by legislative action and the Corporation for National and Community Service.

     

    read The mission of the "I Have a Dream" program is to motivate and empower children from low-income communities to reach their education and career goals by providing a long-term intervention program of mentoring, tutoring, and cultural enrichment. Upon graduation from high school, each Dreamer is eligible to receive a last-dollar, four-year tuition-assistance scholarship for college or vocational school.

    Learn more about "I Have a Dream" at www.ihaveadreamboulder.org.

     

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