Driven, energized, and looking to make an impact?
College Possible Philadelphia is currently seeking AmeriCorps members for 10-month positions starting August 2018. College Possible uses a near-peer coaching model that pairs recent college graduates, who serve as AmeriCorps or VISTA members, with high school or college students. As recent college graduates, coaches have firsthand knowledge about navigating the college process and can provide coaching and support to help students get to and persist through to a college degree.
“Serving with College Possible Philadelphia is a great opportunity to gain exposure to working at a non-profit or in the education field,” says Rosie Doolin, Operations Specialist at College Possible Philadelphia. “For those looking to continue their careers in either of those areas, this is a chance to create connections and set-up opportunities that will ultimately help you in the next step of your career.”
In addition to gaining valuable experience in the classroom or in a traditional office setting, AmeriCorps and VISTA members report to the Philadelphia office every Friday to attend trainings and to participate in professional development opportunities that help them get the most out of their service experience and prepare for their future. AmeriCorps and VISTA members qualify for other benefits including healthcare, an education award, loan forbearance and more.
“I’ve learned a lot about myself and what I want in the future, while helping my students navigate their own journeys,” says Lydia Hubbard, a tech-connected college coach in Philadelphia. “Throughout my term of service, I’ve had opportunities to take on different roles outside of being a college coach, like teaching and recruiting. College Possible Philadelphia has given me skills that I can easily transfer to my future career.”
College Possible Philadelphia is looking for the next group of motivated and talented individuals to serve approximately 2,000 students in the greater Philadelphia area. Apply now to serve with College Possible Philadelphia.
By Ian Reitz