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Positive interactions with caring adults make a difference in the lives of Minnesota youth. The Alliance’s AmeriCorps Promise Fellows help youth reach high school graduation success and make an impact on our state’s unacceptable graduation disparities.

We are currently accepting applications for our half-term (6 months) AmeriCorps Promise Fellow positions to start September 2019.

AmeriCorps Promise Fellows directly serve youth in school and community settings and assist students in reaching their full potential by connecting them with caring adults, service opportunities and out of school support. Committed to providing the right support to the right youth at the right time, Promise Fellows are working to overcome the challenges facing Minnesota students.

Interested in serving as an AmeriCorps Promise Fellow, but not exactly sure where?  A member of the Alliance team can find the best service site for you!  Just apply for our sample 40 hour/week or 20 hour/week position and we will help!

Available Service Locations:

  • Twin Cities Metro (Promise Fellow positions)

    Apple Valley High School is part of the award-winning Rosemount-Apple Valley-Eagan Public Schools, which provides boundless opportunities and infinite possibilities for students to learn and grow. AVHS works to incorporate a “STEM for all” philosophy across its curriculum by developing and implementing coursework which encourages students to develop an inquiry mindset. Join the team at Apple Valley High School to provide exciting learning opportunities for our students!

    POSITION OPENApply HERE! 


    Best Academy is a K-8 Charter School located in North Minneapolis. Best Academy’s Mission is to instruct, empower, enable, and guide children to achieve superior academic, social, and moral development. We are an Afrocentric school, with 99% of our students identifying as African American or Black. Through a loving, academically rigorous, and culturally affirming environment, our diverse team of staff is here to help develop emerging leaders who have a sense of duty to transform our community.

    POSITION OPEN Apply HERE! 


    Career Pathways works to include underserved and disenfranchised students who do not achieve well in traditional settings, but who will flourish in this unique multi-age/multi-graded environment which promotes application of learning. Research shows that all students learn better when they experience the real-life responsibilities of the job. To learn more about our school and our goals, please visit our website: www.cpathmn.org

    POSITION OPEN- Apply HERE!


    Eden Prairie High School is a comprehensive 9-12 high school that has a laser focus on eliminating achievement disparities and inspiring each student. We have designed a school improvement plan with target focused areas to address the needs of each student through the work of teams. The Promise Fellow will work alongside those teams to ensure the success of students academically and socially.

    POSITION OPENApply HERE!


    Robbinsdale Area Schools and FAIR School (Crystal) is committed to ensuring every student graduates career, articulated skilled trades and college ready. We believe each student has limitless possibilities and we strive to ignite the potential in every student. We expect high intellectual performance from all our students. We are committed to ensuring an equitable and respectful educational experience for every student, family and staff members.  The mission of Robbinsdale Area Schools is to inspire and educate all learners to discover their potential and positively contribute to their community.

    POSITION OPENApply HERE! 


    Fridley Public Schools aims to develop internationally minded students. We challenge ourselves, our students, and our community to become caring and knowledgeable life-long learners who inquire and take action to create a better world. Why serve at Fridley Public Schools?  Numerous professional growth, staff development, and collaboration opportunities for staff. Fridley enjoys strong community support for students and schools. District-wide cultural responsive teaching and learning. Diverse student population, high quality academics, positive school climate, and personalized attention to learning for each student.

    POSITIONS OPEN Apply HERE!


    High School for Recording Arts has been working with opportunity youth for 20 years, engaging them by first asking, ‘what are you passionate about?’ It is from here, this exploration of interest and creativity, that we construct credit learning opportunities for our young people.  Every day, Promise Fellows at High School for Recording Arts will have the opportunity to develop nurturing relationships with young people and help motivate them towards success through their creative pursuits.

    POSITIONS OPEN Apply HERE!


    Paladin Career and Technical High School envisions an education system where adverse childhood experiences, childhood trauma and other hardships are mitigated by knowledgeable, caring, trauma-informed communities that build resiliency for all. Our mission is to empower students in their pursuit of social, emotional, and academic growth, creating a foundation for a successful future after high school. If you are passionate about working with young adults, come be a part of our innovative team at Paladin.

    POSITION OPEN Apply HERE! 


    West Junior High is located within the Hopkins School District, and serves students from all over the metro area. We are engaged in the enormous work of changing education to ensure the needs of ALL of our students are met. How? By ensuring students have the opportunity to pursue their passions, use their voices to influence school culture, collaborate with each other and adults, and do so within a Restorative Culture. Help us revolutionize education by supporting students’ academic and social emotional needs. We are a welcoming community. We embrace individuality, inclusivity, and kindness as empowered learners who create a better world.

    POSITION OPENApply HERE! 


    North Junior High is located within the Hopkins School District, and serves students from all over the metro area. We are engaged in the work of disrupting our current model of education, creating an environment centered on student voice, choice, and inquiry based instruction.  Our central why is helping our students realize their awesome possibilities and we cannot do that if we have inequitable student success outcomes. At NJH, students have the opportunity to pursue their passions, use their voices to influence school culture, collaborate with each other and adults, and do so within a Restorative Culture. Please help us meet the academic and social emotional needs of our students as a part of our innovative, and collaborative community.  Our students will change the world!

    POSITION OPEN- Apply HERE! 


    Intermediate District 287 serves students with higher needs. Our Promise Fellows work with students in Alternative Learning Centers and also contribute to our Diploma On! project to re-engage students who drop from high school. Our team is wildly passionate and supportive, and we look forward to working together with you to combat the achievement gap!

    POSITIONS OPENAPPLY HERE!


    Mastery School is looking for a Promise Fellow to join them in working to close the achievement gap and rebuild the North Minneapolis community.  If you are interested in working with youth in grades 6-8 at an Afrocentric school, this is the position for you. Join our passionate and dedicated team at Mastery School!

    POSITION OPEN Apply HERE! 


    Minnesota Internship Center Charter School is a place for second chances and growth for Minneapolis and St. Paul students. If you have a passion for supporting youth in meeting their goals and interests, please consider being a Promise Fellow at one of our sites! We are looking for Enthusiastic, Committed, Collaborative, and Organized individuals to serve on the team with our 9-12 graders.

    POSITION OPEN Apply HERE!


    Minnesota Online High School (MNOHS) is a small, public online high school open to any Minnesota resident in grades 9 – 12. Our mission is to engage, inspire, and educate the whole student for an options-rich future through a challenging, flexible, teacher-developed curriculum; with the encouragement of responsive faculty and staff; within a creative and supportive learning community. MNOHS’ geographically dispersed faculty, staff, students and families use technology to build learning relationships. Promise Fellows will be active members of the MNOHS Student Success/Intervention Team (SIT) and will collaborate with the MNOHS faculty and staff to adapt best practices in student support to the online environment.

    POSITION OPENApply HERE!


    Robbinsdale Area Schools and the American Indian Education Department is committed to ensuring every student graduates career, articulated skilled trades and college ready. We believe each student has limitless possibilities and we strive to ignite the potential in every student. We expect high intellectual performance from all our students. We are committed to ensuring an equitable and respectful educational experience for every student, family and staff members.  The mission of Robbinsdale Area Schools is to inspire and educate all learners to discover their potential and positively contribute to their community.  If you are willing to implement policies and practices that open pathways to academic excellence for all students by utilizing culturally responsive practices and personalized learning for all students, engaging family and community members as partners and engaging and empowering students then we are the right school for you!

    Position OpenAPPLY HERE! 


    Sandburg Middle School is committed to ensuring every student graduates career, articulated skilled trades and college ready. The mission of Robbinsdale Area Schools is to inspire and educate all learners to discover their potential and positively contribute to their community. If you are willing to implement policies and practices that open pathways to academic excellence for all students by utilizing culturally responsive practices and personalized learning for all students, engaging family and community members as partners and engaging and empowering students then we are the right school for you!

    POSITION OPENAPPLY HERE!


    Highland Park Middle School (Saint Paul Public Schools) promotes a positive school climate that ensures all staff, students and families feel welcome, safe and valued. Are you interested in working in an urban, middle-years program, where small teams of students and staff make school a place where middle school students experience a strong sense of belonging and connection? Where staff provide students with a sense of community and global perception in a nurturing and caring learning environment? Where students acquire the skills necessary to value themselves, and take pride in their accomplishment? And where students develop respect and understanding of other people and their cultures? Join our team-oriented and collaborative staff to work with our incredible and diverse student population at Highland Park Middle School!
    POSITION OPEN– Apply HERE! 


    American Indian Magnet School (Saint Paul Public Schools) was created from the vision of elders and community members. Their goal was to provide an American Indian perspective and to welcome students of all backgrounds to a diverse school community. Our teaching approach is rooted in American Indian culture, traditions, values, history and art. We have a diverse staff that is reflective of our students and we work as a strong team to promote life-long learning in every scholar.

    POSITION OPEN (20 hours/week) – Apply HERE!


    E-STEM Middle School (Saint Paul Public Schools)

    Position coming soon.


    Battle Creek Middle School (Saint Paul Public Schools)- Join the BCMS Panthers and foster change in St. Paul by connecting with our vibrant middle schools students. BCMS kids are readers and questioners navigating adolescence and prepping for independence. Help our kids achieve the academic success and individual integrity that creates leaders prepared to make a change in their world!

    POSITION OPEN (20 hours/week)–  Apply HERE! 


    Gateway to College is a program for students who want to attend college while recovering high school credits to earn their high school diploma. In Gateway to College, students not only complete their high school graduation requirements; they also earn free college credits at Saint Paul College. By the end of the program, Gateway to College students can earn up to 20-30 college credits at no cost to them, and they are well on their way to college success! Gateway to College creates a caring community that supports broad college opportunities by developing relationships and personalizing education plans in a serious learning environment with high expectations for all learners.

    POSITION OPEN APPLY HERE!

  • Greater Minnesota (Promise Fellow positions)

    The Cannon River STEM School is a K-8 public charter school located in Faribault.  At CRSS, adults and children alike aspire to become excellent questioners, able to investigate the world with confidence and character. Our education focuses on being place-based, project-based, and inquiry-based, and we operate on a beautiful 55 acre campus with wooded ravines and meadows.

    POSITION OPENApply HERE!


    Faribault Youth Investment and the Faribault Public Schools will deliver evidence-based programming in efforts to empower identified students in grades 6-8 in their learning achievement. Are you passionate about helping youth become happy, healthy and successful? If you are interested in youth development, social-emotional learning, creating a welcoming school environment or leading service-learning opportunities, this is the position for you. Join the energetic and innovative team at Faribault Youth Investment and the Faribault Community School!

    POSITION OPENApply HERE! 


    Hastings Public Schools needs passionate, student-centered Fellows to engage students of color and our academic middle in making positive connections and engaging in THEIR school! Hastings Schools are committed to academics, arts, athletics and clubs and believe we are large enough to offer a wide variety of experiences and small enough to create a place where all students can belong.

    POSITIONS OPEN- Hastings High School – Apply HERE! 


    Kerkhoven-Murdock Sunburg School is a small, rural high school with a family atmosphere and a strong commitment to serving youth. With the goal of 100% graduation the Promise Fellow will provide at risk students with interventions, guidance, and supports. KMS is in search of a passionate, caring person with a strong desire to become an integral part of our problem-solving team and make a difference in the lives of central Minnesota youth.

    POSITION OPENApply HERE!


    Northfield, MN: Join a dynamic cohort of 10+ Promise Fellows serving in Northfield to support the positive trajectory of over 300 local youth! If you are interested in education, social justice, closing the achievement gap, homelessness, mental health, youth development, community collaboration, collective impact and most importantly, young people, we have the perfect service position for you. Promise Fellows will serve at Northfield High School, Northfield Middle School, Northfield Alternative Learning Center, Arcadia and the Northfield Union of Youth (the Key).

    POSITION OPENApply HERE!


    The Sanneh Foundation‘s Dreamline program is a holistic approach to improving academic achievement which is based on evidence that students who develop powerful relationships with caring and trusted adults begin to change attitudes toward school, their self, and their future. Do you enjoy interacting and working with youth? If so, this is your chance to inspire and engage youth, show them a world of possibilities in and outside of the classroom and help them prepare for their future one day at a time. Come join the highly skilled team at the Sanneh Foundation!

    POSITION OPEN in Rochester (Apply HERE!)


    TrekNorth is a place where all students pursue a rigorous course of study and challenging wilderness experiences designed to prepare them for college and life beyond. Students are nourished by a supportive, healthy, and safe learning community of engaged peers, teachers and families. Students develop strong academic and life skills that give to them a positive self- identity and a strong connection to their community and to the world at large. TrekNorth is a community and graduates are capable of deliberately creating other communities similarly characterized by compassion, sustainability, challenge, and global thinking.

    POSITION OPEN- 30 hours/week – Apply HERE! 


    United Way of 1000 Lakes and Greenway High School, in partnership with AmeriCorps Promise Fellows hosted by the Minnesota Alliance With Youth, will deliver evidence-based programming in effort to reduce dropout rates. Alongside the academic interventionist we are ramping up our student supports through our Multi-Tiered Systems of Support (MTSS) training this summer and it is crucial that we have the additional personnel to provide for intervention work with students. This position will enjoy an opportunity to not only work with students in need, but with a dynamic team of passionate and committed support specialists and teachers.

    POSITION OPENApply HERE! 


    wRight Choice is located in the lower-level of the Wright County Government Center.  Students who attend wRight Choice will focus on academic work, restorative measures, intervention and reinstatement back to school.  As part of the student’s day at wRight Choice, they will meet with the instructional leader to discuss how their behavior affected not only the student and the victim, but also others as well. Students may realize the impact their behavior has on the school, their family, and the community; an opportunity for guided reflection optimizes individual growth.

    POSITION OPENApply HERE!

     

  • Community-Based Sites (Promise Fellow positions)

    American Indian Family Center will deliver the Gashki’ewizi! project, a component of the AIFC Waaban Ogimaawag (Tomorrow’s Leaders) youth focused programming that provides academic support services for middle and high school youth.

    This project will provide American Indian students with targeted intervention strategies delivered through culturally-specific service methods. These methods are grounded in the cultural teachings of the Medicine Wheel. The Medicine Wheel acknowledges the need for a balance between all aspects within a person. Within this approach, the Promise Fellow will seek to recognize the unique barriers faced by each individual youth in finding balance and wellness.

    POSITION OPEN Apply HERE! 


    YMCA (various locations): Are you interested in working with a diverse population of young people and building meaningful relationships? If you are looking into youth development, motivating cause driven leaders, and creating equity among students, then this is the site for you! The YMCA needs you to play an important role in after school programming in local middle schools, in branch teen nights and adventure club, and in service learning outreach in the community.  Tasks involve student and family engagement, curricula building and delivery, after school programming, in branch teen nights, community outreach and field trips, data management, research, administration, etc.

    POSITIONS OPEN:

    Neighborhood Centers Apply HERE! (40 hours/week)
    Ridgedale YMCA Apply HERE! (20 hours/week)
    Southdale YMCA Apply HERE! (40 hours/week)
    West St Paul YMCA  Apply HERE! (30 hours/week)


    Keystone Community Kids 21st Century Community Learning Center provides a safe place where youth build successful futures after school. If you believe in the power of community, Keystone’s Community Kids is the program for you! Our students attend public, private, and charter schools; then they all come to our Community Center after school. They receive daily homework help and tutoring, and connect with youth and neighbors from their community. Our students love coming here and you will too! You will have the opportunity to mentor youth in a highly diverse, collaborative environment. Coach them to develop their talents, face challenges, solve problems, and achieve success in school and life.

    POSITION OPEN Apply HERE! (30 hours/week)

2020 Promise Fellow Half Term Position Details:

Service Dates – January 1st – June 15th 

Full Time – 40 hours per week*, Education Award – $3,047.50, Living Stipend – $636 (pre-tax amount) twice per month

*30 and 20 hours per week positions available at some sites (prorated Education Award and Living Stipend amounts apply).

Application Deadlines:
Promise Fellow applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We recommend submitting your application as soon as possible to ensure host site availability.

Questions? Contact our Recruitment Team! 
recruitment@mnyouth.net or 651.272.7959