About us: Seattle Education Access (SEA) was founded in 2002 to support low-income young people under the age of 30 whose educations have been disrupted by poverty, adversity, and trauma. SEA’s goal is to provide individualized support and planning as students finish their GED, prepare for college, and go through the college process. Most young people who re-engage with education through SEA’s assistance have not completed their high school diploma or ever enrolled in college. Many students want an education but lack the resources and information to start the process. SEA currently partners with over 30 organizations across King County, including community based organizations and community colleges to connection with low-income young people who have disrupted educations. Students are recruited through intentional referrals by partner organizations. Each student’s educational path is assessed on a case-by-case basis and a personalized plan is designed to help the student succeed in college and address any barriers they face to ensure they graduate. We provide career and academic advising, help with financial aid and enrollment processes, scholarship support, and tutoring.
Member Duties : As an AmeriCorps Academic Success Coach, the member will provide tutoring and mentoring services to students at partner nonprofit sites and community colleges in King County. Students will be referred for tutoring by the SEA staff member (Education Advocate) who is providing them with college navigation services. The tutoring will be one-on-one, primarily for GED, and college entrance exam prep, but also occasionally college courses, high school completion, SAT and ACT prep work as well as some College and Career Readiness trainings and support and curriculum will be provided. Students will meet with the AmeriCorps member 1-3 times per week as needed, and the member will be responsible for creating their own schedule with individual students. Members will also train and support volunteers, lead community engagement strategies, coordinate storytelling, assist with events.
There are multiple locations available to work from.
Classroom Opportunities: Two of our AmeriCorps positions will have the opportunity to support students in a high school re-engagement classroom setting in addition to one-on-one tutoring. These AmeriCorps members will have set hours in a GED Classroom to support students and will have the opportunity to take lead in creating workshops, lesson plans, and managing the classroom. Applicants with classroom/teaching experience are encouraged, but not required for these positions.
Education Level: College Graduate
Member Benefits : Childcare assistance if eligible , Stipend , Training , Health Coverage , Food benefits, Education award upon successful completion of service
About us: Seattle Education Access (SEA) was founded in 2002 to support low-income young people under the age of 30 whose educations have been disrupted by poverty, adversity, and trauma. SEA’s goal is to provide individualized support and…