In addition to serving as the Nation's Capital, Washington, DC is also home to a wide variety of service opportunities. Members provide educational servcices to children, teenagers, immigrant families and community residents in schools and neighborhoods. Notre Dame AmeriCorps -Washington,D.C. has service sites in southeast, northeast and northwest D.C.
Site Director: Lucas Bradley
Washington School for Girls
Washington School for Girls, an independent school teaching girls the power of learning, is dedicated to providing high quality education for 4th through 8th graders. The Notre Dame-AmeriCorps member acts as a teacher’s assistant, tutors small groups of students and serves in the after school program.
For more information, visit: www.washingtonschoolforgirls.org
U.S. Dream Academy, Inc.
U.S. Dream Academy is based on the thematic pillars of skill-building, character- building and dream- building. The principle of US Dream Academy is that “Beyond school, every young person we serve must spend 11 to 15 hours each week in a stimulating learning environment.” Washington, D.C. Learning Center is located at Turner Elementary School in the 8th Ward in the southeast section. A Member will supervise youth in safe and caring environment with daily homework assistance and academic enrichment activities.
For more information, visit: www.usdreamacademy.org
Academy of Hope
Academy of Hope is an education community that provides adult students with learning opportunities at all levels. The adult learners attend classes or work with a tutor to attain educational, professional, and personal goals. The Notre Dame-AmeriCorps member will serve a population where 72% read below an eighth grade level. The member will have an opportunity to work in a variety of the Academy’s programs: adult basic education, GED preparation, the external diploma program computer training and workplace literacy.
For more information, visit: www.aohdc.org
For Love of Children, Inc. (FLOC)
Teach. Empower. Transform. Words that describe For Love of Children (FLOC). FLOC is a nonprofit educational program “…that provides young children and high-risk youth with the resources to achieve educational and personal success ...” The NDA member will have an opportunity to work with FLOC’s Neighborhood Tutoring Program. Members will facilitate tutoring programs, provide support services at schools, student intake, and lead tutor trainings. Serving under the guidance of FLOC full time staff, members will address program needs. Spanish speaker preferred but not required.
For more information, visit: www.flocdc.org
Capital Partners for Education (CPE)
The mission of CPE is “... to improve the futures of low-income youth by helping them receive a quality education, graduate from high school, and attend college. CPE helps students in the DC metropolitan area overcome the academic and social barriers that would otherwise prevent them from attending college. Combination of adult mentors, academic support, enrichment opportunities and scholarships.” The NDA member will provide support in recruitment of volunteers to become mentors and expand their alumni network through social media. They will also assist with planning and running workshops for students and provide support and guidance to students leaders program.
For more information, visit: www.cpfe.org
Mary House, a transitional housing program, provides affordable housing, life skills advocacy and academic services to immigrant families. Notre Dame-AmeriCorps members assist in family casework, tutor residents in ESL, run the after-school sessions and organize a summer camp.
For more information, visit: www.maryhouse.org/
Link2:DC is a growing non-profit organization geared to prepare students from urban communities for college access and career readiness, looking for corps members interested in learning all aspects of supporting students in urban education. Potential service corps members should be looking for a hands on experience and be willing to tackle administrative, programmatic and strategic tasks. An entrepreneurial spirit is encouraged, as service corps members will help shape the future of Link2:DC and its impact on the underserved in Washington, DC.
For more information, visit: http://www.link2dc.com/
People. Animals. Love. (PAL)
PAL strives to give low-income children living in disadvantaged neighborhoods the opportunity to explore their interests in the animal kingdom. We offer a STEM animal-based curriculum in which students learn about big themes, including: Migration, Watery Worlds, Wild and Rare, and Nocturnal Animals. Students review PowerPoints, create stimulating crafts, play games relating to predators and prey, attend in-house assemblies, and go on field trips during summer programming. It is a fun opportunity to help students develop their socio-emotional skills as well as their interest in the animal sciences. NDA members are a great help to facilitate the flow of the program; by assessing lesson plans, creating supply orders, and planning assemblies, they help the leadership team create a positive and stimulating afterschool learning environment.
For more information, visit: www.peopleanimalslove.org
Notre Dame Mission Volunteers - AmeriCorps
5405 Loch Raven Blvd
Baltimore, MD 21239
Phone:(410) 532-6864 - Fax: (410) 532-2418
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