3920 Alton Place Northwest
District of Columbia
City Gate is a DC based nonprofit Organization. It provides full year, multifaceted out-of-school time programs in schools, community centers, and public housing sites designed to close the achievement gap and open a pathway to long-term academic and life success for economically-disadvantaged students. Programs include homework help, recreation, and meals but focus on five core components: STEM and project-based learning; Adaptive learning which blends web-based curriculum with personalized instruction and interventions; A reading emphasis designed to develop fluency, comprehension, and critical thinking; Off-site expeditionary learning to connect youth to their community and develop social capital; and family engagement to support learning in the home.
City Gate is recruiting 20 AmeriCorps Members for the program year beginning September 1, 2018 to help expand our program to more students and new sites. AmeriCorps members will have specific site and age-level assignments, while being a valued team member in the overall implementation of the program. An ongoing program of training and reflection will give them the tools to impact the youth and neighborhoods they serve, while providing valuable skills and experience for future employment and community service.
Member Duties: This is a full time position where members benefit from joining an established program with the capacity to fully utilize their ability and energy. Each Member will be part of a City Gate team developing and leading a daily afterschool program at a community-based or school site, emphasizing STEM and reading, and utilizing adaptive learning with small group or personalized instruction (15-20 hours/week). Each member/team also will prepare and lead with City Gate program staff two 6 hour off-site learning expeditions each month on Saturdays, school vacations or holidays. In addition each month members will rotate through 20 hours of field-based training by our Educational Consultant to develop educational program skills in a hands-on, supervised setting. Remaining hours outside of these structured program commitments provide time for family engagement and literacy activities, community outreach and projects, program planning and support tasks, and professional development.
Education: College graduate
Terms: Permits attendance at school during off hours, Permits working at another job during off hours.
Service Areas: Children/Youth, Education, Community and Economic Development.
Skills: Community Organization, Recruitment, Teaching/Tutoring, Communications, Computers/Technology, Leadership, Education, Youth Development.
Health Coverage, Childcare assistance if eligible, Stipend, Training, Education award upon successful completion of service.
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
Interested applicant should email his/her Resume and Cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org . The subject of the email should be ‘’Application to AmeriCorps Members” in the email subject.