Overview

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AmeriCorps members will work with individual students and families within the school community and a selected elementary school to improve attendance rates. The AmeriCorps members will be trained on the evidence-based Check and Connect program, Walking School Bus and Playworks programs. They will be assigned a caseload of ten to twenty students to provide support and mentoring related to attendance, grades and behavior; engage with families; and provide support to students, families and school staff to help improve school attendance. Members will participate in ongoing training, have opportunities for team-building and reflection, and will be fully supported by Family Service of Rhode Island staff to ensure success.


How to Apply 

Family Service of Rhode Island seeks a diverse team of members including college students, graduate students, recent high school and college grads, adults of all ages, Providence neighborhood residents, Rhode Islanders in all stages of life. This AmeriCorps service opportunity is a perfect fit for Providence area residents who are passionate about improving the lives of children and families, understand the critical importance of education for young people in urban communities, and who have experience, education or training in education, social work, youth development, or other related fields. Experience, education and training in these areas is a plus, but is not required. Bilingual and bicultural applicants are encouraged to apply.

Visit: www.familyserviceri.org/careers

For more information about the Family Service of Rhode Island AmeriCorps Program and general information about the AmeriCorps positions, please contact:

Joyce Leven: levenjo@familyserviceri.org

401-499-7850

Family Service of Rhode Island is committed to recruiting an AmeriCorps team that reflects the diversity of the communities that we serve.


Additional Info

Family Service of Rhode Island AmeriCorps members complete ten months of service, from August 2018 through June 2019. Collectively, the service of the AmeriCorps members will reduce the barriers to school attendance and support the academic success of elementary students attending high poverty schools in Providence.