College Access Corps/AmeriCorps - Woodring College of Education
College Access Corps/AmeriCorps - Woodring College of Education - Bellingham Public Schools Partnership Team
PROGRAM PURPOSE: The purpose of College Access Corps program is to improve college access of economically disadvantaged youth in grades 4-12 in the states of Washington and Oregon. Economic disadvantage is defined as 50% or more of the youth in a group being eligible for the federally-funded free/reduced lunch program. AmeriCorps members will strive to promote educational equity and inclusion that supports the needs of students with various backgrounds.
The Woodring College of Education-Bellingham Schools Partnership seeks outstanding AmeriCorps members to inspire youth to become their best selves, supporting their success in school and helping them explore and envision their future opportunities. Coordinators work on-site at district schools to provide college access coaching for youth and families. Coordinators interface with service-learners from the Western Washington University Woodring College of Education’s Learning in Community and Schools (LinCS) program. We are looking for strong candidates who love working with youth and will advance the reciprocal relationship between WWU/WCE and the Bellingham Schools!
The primary functions of these positions are to support academic development and college readiness for 4th-12th grade students by: (1) working with site teams to identify students to be served; (2) supporting existing programs (e.g. AVID, afterschool enrichment, tutoring programs); (3) tracking student progress; and (4) training, supervising and supporting college students from the WWU campus to act as college access coaches for economically disadvantaged 4th-12th grade youth. The College Access Corps Coordinators will also recruit volunteers, including youth volunteers for quarterly National Days of Service.