Serve – AmeriCorps Promise Fellows
Applications to serve are due October 1st, 2017, and are reviewed on a rolling basis.
Gain a Lifetime of Experience
- Show your commitment and care by dedicating a year to service
- Join a peer-learning community and build skills needed for social sector careers
- Gain experience with program development and management
- Learn data tracking and how to use it for evaluation and measuring impact
- Develop teamwork, leadership, and communication skills
- Increase your youth development experience
- Take advantage of monthly opportunities for professional development
- Directly apply your learning and make a meaningful and lasting impact at your host site
- Build connections in schools and community organizations
- Leverage post-service resources and support through alumni networks
- Access hiring opportunities through the Employers of National Service program
BENEFITS BEYOND SERVICE
- Modest living allowance (approx. $1,138/month)
- Health and dental insurance offered at no cost to members
- Qualified federal student loan forbearance and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility
- $5,815 Education Award stipend upon successful completion of service
- Qualified childcare assistance
- Special Opportunity! Bemidji State University PEDL and Minnesota Alliance With Youth announce a partnership to highlight their complementary programs. Individuals will be able to serve as AmeriCorps Promise Fellows and directly engage students in grade 6-10 while earning a teaching license at the same time. Learn More!
Support & Training
- Ongoing, extensive support and training is provided on the Promise Fellow model
- Promise Fellows meet regularly for training on topics ranging from interventions to education reform, the opportunity gap, building relations, conflict resolutions, and more
- Trainers include both education and non-profit leaders from across the state
- Members are offered a Life Coach during their term
- CEU opportunities are made available to both Promise Fellows and Supervisors during our Regional, Mid-Year, and Promise Fellow Institute training. Minnesota Alliance with Youth will provide you with the materials you need to seek approval from your board.
Do you have what it takes?
- Be at least 18 years old
- Have a high school diploma or GED
- Be either a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S. (Please review the eligibility requirements for more details.)
- Successfully pass background checks
- Interest in mentoring and working with youth, or past service experience
Promise Fellows may NOT be in school full-time or have another full-time position and serve with the Alliance. You may have additional part-time work while serving.
We are committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to disability, gender, race, religion, age, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations provided upon request.