Minnesota Alliance with Youth

Apply Now to Host Promise Fellows for 2014-2015

Dear Community Partners,

The Minnesota Alliance With Youth invites community organizations, schools, government agencies, and others to submit a Host Site Application to host AmeriCorps Promise Fellows in 2014-15.

Applications due Jan 31st

The complete Promise Fellow Host Site Request for Proposal Instructions and application questions for both New and Returning Host Sites can be found online here. Applications are due no later than January 31, 2014.

Benefit of Hosting

AmeriCorps Promise Fellows provide a powerful and cost-effective solution for school districts and community-based organizations striving to meet the needs of youth in grades 6-10. Too many young people are in the process of disengaging and dropping out. Using data to identify youth at risk of dropping out early and by intervening often, we can significantly improve youth outcomes and engagement in school & community. By connecting youth to caring adults, engaging them in school and learning, and giving them opportunities to lead & serve, we can begin to turn the tide and ensure every youth is on track to graduate, ready for college, career, and life.

The Minnesota Alliance With Youth invites partnerships between schools and community-based organizations to submit an application to request one or more AmeriCorps Promise Fellows to provide additional support in delivering wrap-around services to youth at risk of dropping out of school.

Requirements

New and Returning Host Site Applicants must submit an online application by January 31st. Each Host Site is responsible for providing a Cash Match of $6,900 per Promise Fellow in addition to in-kind support.

Learn more

To learn more about how Promise Fellows might be deployed in your community or to discuss whether your organization would be a good fit to host Promise Fellows, please contact Melissa Burwell, Director of Strategic Initiatives, mburwell@mnyouth.net, 651-528-8561.

Application Materials

Complete application materials and instructions for how to submit an application online can be found at www.mnyouth.net/promise-fellows/host.
Applications are due January 31, 2014.

Thank you for your interest and commitment to serving Minnesota’s youth!

Sincerely,
Melissa Burwell