Position: Americorps Promise Fellow Student Success Coordinator
Reports to: Executive Director
Service Term: September 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023 (30
hours a week)
Are you someone who is passionate about educational equity,
like to have fun, and want to support Minneapolis Public
School students reach their full potential? LearningWorks is
looking for an Americorps Promise Fellow to help support our
amazing middle and high school aged students. This 11
month-long service position is a great opportunity to gain
important jobs skills that will help prepare you for your
career path while also making an impact on the community.
Interested candidates should apply through Minnesota Alliance
with Youth website.
LearningWorks - Launched in 2000 through a unique
public-private partnership between Minneapolis Public Schools
(MPS) and The Blake School (Blake), LearningWorks’s mission is
to provide a challenging, year-round academic enrichment
program for motivated and historically excluded students,
setting them on a post-secondary path while preparing and
inspiring talented college and high school students to become
the next generation of educators. Formed to address the
barriers to educational equity, LearningWorks has an
aspirational vision of what school and learning could be for
all students when education is student centered, culturally
responsive and equitable.
About the Role
The Americorps Promise Fellow will work as part of a
small 4 person leadership team to ensure the success of
LearningWorks in all areas, but will be primarily responsible
for working with a cohort of LearningWorks students as they
navigate their path to academic success.
Build and foster strong relationships with their selected students.
Coordinate and deliver in and out of school time academic
enrichment activities with the goal that at least 30 youth
will experience academic gains.
Meet regularly with the LearningWorks leadership team to
review date and identify youth to serve; track student progress
Develop and organize projects that engage youth in
LearningWorks programming, including post-secondary
Recruit and/or support volunteers and/or community
partners to work with youth participants in areas such as
tutoring, mentoring and college and career exploration.
Provide attendance and behavior coaching for students
targeted for needing assistance.
Participate in all required Alliance, AmeriCorps, and
LearningWorks meetings and assignments.