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Breakthrough Central Texas


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June 1, 2020
July 31, 2020
February 27, 2020
Living Stipend ($2,300), Education Award- upon completion of 450 service hours, all members are eligible to receive an Education Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service ($1,612)
50hrs/week

Summer Teaching Fellow

Service Description 2020


Breakthrough Central Texas creates first-generation college graduates. The program admits students in middle school and makes a long-term commitment to helping them graduate from high school and college by providing academic summer programs, individualized academic support and enrichment and college-prep activities for students and families. Breakthrough Central Texas operates several summer sites located at The University of Texas at Austin, St. Andrew’s Episcopal school, a campus in Manor Independent School District, and a campus in Del Valle Independent School District. Breakthrough seeks enthusiastic, creative, and successful high school and college students to teach and mentor during our academic summer sessions. Under the guidance of seasoned teaching professionals, high school and college students will teach English, math, social studies, or science to small classes of middle school students. Teachers will also serve on committees, lead study skills lessons, and design Explorations (electives) classes for their students. All Breakthrough Central Texas summer teachers are AmeriCorps members for the duration of the program and low cost summer housing is available through a partnership with College Houses, Inc.


Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 17 years or older (by start of program—June 1, 2020)
  • Be enrolled and in good standing at a high school or four-year college or university
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or DACAmented 
  • Have a commitment to community service and the ability to provide service for the complete program 


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Effective communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Ability to follow through with assigned tasks and responsibilities
  • Flexibility, openness to changing roles, and the ability to work on a team and be an active team member
  • Responds well to constructive criticism and input on how to improve performance
  • Effective tutoring and mentoring skills
  • Willingness to learn and to attend all AmeriCorps trainings
  • Commitment to working with youth and to community service
  • Ability to manage several concurrent issues and solve problems effectively
  • Ability to complete paperwork and meet deadlines
  • Bilingual (Spanish) a plus


Hours, Benefits, and Compensation

As quarter-time AmeriCorps members, summer teachers are required to accumulate 450 hours within the service period of June 1, 2020 to July 31, 2020 (approximately 50 hours/week) with occasional Saturday or evening events. Members are responsible for tracking and receiving approval of their hours and receive the following:

  • Living Stipend ($2,300) + $200 1st time returner, + $400 2nd time returner 
  • Education Award- upon completion of 450 service hours, all members are eligible to receive an Education Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service ($1,612)
  • Non-monetary benefits (on-going support, professional development)
  • Additional stipends to Pell-eligible/FRL students available 
  • Subsidized co-op housing options available 
  • Travel stipends available for out-of-state Pell-eligible applicants 


To apply please go to http://www.breakthroughcollaborative.org/apply-teacher. The early action deadline is January 16, 2020. The regular application deadline is February 27, 2020. To apply after that date, email or call Will Davies, Program Coordinator, at 512-692-9444 or will@breakthroughctx.org for more information. 


Breakthrough Central Texas does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, color, national origin, ability, sex, secular preference, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, age, political affiliation or religion, in accordance with the non-discrimination requirements of applicable statutes.


About Breakthrough Central Texas

Breakthrough builds a path through college, beginning in middle school, for students from low-income communities who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree. Our program combines individualized, long-term case management with extended learning time for students who statistics say will not enroll in or graduate from college without significant support. We believe that by providing innovative educational programs to children and their families, we can have a multi-generational impact – replacing the cycle of poverty with self-sufficiency.

Summer Teaching Fellow

Service Description 2020


Breakthrough Central Texas creates first-generation college graduates. The program admits students in middle school and makes a long-term commitment to helping them graduate from…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Academic Credits
  • Paid

Benefits

  • Living Stipend ($2,300) + $200 1st time returner, + $400 2nd time returner 
  • Education Award- upon completion of 450 service hours, all members are eligible to receive an Education Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service ($1,612)
  • Non-monetary benefits (on-going support, professional development)
  • Additional stipends to Pell-eligible/FRL students available 
  • Subsidized co-op housing options available 
  • Travel stipends available for out-of-state Pell-eligible applicants 
  • Living Stipend ($2,300) + $200 1st time returner, + $400 2nd time returner 
  • Education Award- upon completion of 450 service hours, all members are eligible to receive an Education Award from…

How to Apply

Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 17 years or older (by start of program—June 1, 2020)
  • Be enrolled and in good standing at a high school or four-year college or university
  • Be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, lawful permanent resident, or DACAmented 
  • Have a commitment to community service and the ability to provide service for the complete program 

Qualifications

Applicants must meet the following qualifications:

  • Be 17 years or older (by start of program—June 1, 2020)
  • Be enrolled and in good standing at a high school or…

Location

Austin, TX

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