EVkids empowers underserved Boston youth with the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential. We create a community of support through 1-on-1 multi-year academic mentoring relationships, professional family engagement and school advocacy, college success advising and mentoring support, and a summer camp at our 9-acre site in Vermont. By building a safe space where success is expected and attainable together, EVkids helps low-income students get to and through college.
Based in Dorchester, EVkids is a faith-based organization that supports low-income students grades 4 to 12 aspire to and achieve college enrollment and graduation as first-generation college attendees. EVkids are matched 1-on-1 in multi-year tutoring and mentoring relationships with student volunteer tutors from local universities, including Boston College, Harvard, Northeastern, Tufts, and UMass Boston among others. EVkids tutors commit themselves to the values of service, community, and reflection, and as such, graduate to become lifelong agents of positive social change.
100+ Tutoring pairs meet weekly across five EVkids after-school Tutoring sites, three in Dorchester, one in Roxbury, and one virtual site. They are supported through weekly contact with families, regular communication with teachers and guidance counselors, on and off site support to tutors, and community and campus-based events. Learn more at www.evkids.org.
This is a 10-month school-year position (September 2022 – June 2023) with annual renewal. The Education Advocate manages a caseload of up to 20 students, working with their families and teachers to support the work of their 1-on-1 tutors each week. Regular responsibilities include school visits, home visits, campus meetings with tutors, and some transportation of EVkids to and from after-school Tutoring. Special projects include some Saturday trainings, mentoring, and community events.
School Advocacy, Family Engagement, and Tutoring Support
Salary is $3,600 to $4,000/month commensurate with experience; health care and retirement plan matches available, 4 weeks paid vacation, plus 17 paid holidays (13 fixed, 4 floating) and 5 paid sick days.
EVkids respects and welcomes staff and volunteers from various backgrounds, motivated to work towards a more equitable, compassionate, and socially just world. We are committed to a diverse workplace and do not discriminate based on race, age, religion, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, veteran status, or disability. EVkids has a zero tolerance policy for child maltreatment. Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) clearance required.
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EVkids empowers underserved Boston youth with the skills and confidence needed to realize their potential. We create a community of support through 1-on-1 multi-year academic mentoring relationships, professional family engagement…