Martin Pollak Project: Northstar Tutoring/Mentoring Project



Start Date


End Date


Times of day

Weekday Mornings

Time Commitment

Full time (30+ hrs/wk)


Long-Term (6 months-1 year)


United States


This position is sponsored by Strong City Baltimore in Baltimore, MD; and the VISTA member will serve with Martin Pollak Project in Baltimore, MD. Strong City sponsors 30 VISTA projects at nonprofit, government, and community organizations throughout Baltimore City and Maryland. Established in 1969 to help neighborhoods become safer, better places to live, Strong City's mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. Strong City will provide support to Martin Pollak Project and the VISTA member throughout the year, including recruitment, training, resources, and professional development opportunities, and meetings.

The Martin Pollak ProjectInc.provides services to children that ensure protection, nurturing, and personal development. Services are designed to help strengthen and support birth families as they move toward achieving family stability. Substitute care is provided in foster homes and other family-like settings for children in need of short term or longer term out-of-home placements. The Martin Pollak Project, Inc. maintains a staff of skilled and trained caregivers who provide direct care to children and families to support successful adjustment in the home and in the community.

Develop and expand the Northstar tutoring/mentoring program for low-income students in the Baltimore area!

The goal of this project is to develop volunteer recruitment processes, track outreach for school and community organizations to partner with, identify potential sources of financial support to enable our free, one-on-one tutoring/mentoring program for low-income kids scoring below grade level in literacy and math proficiency to thrive and grow.

The VISTA will:

1) Maintain core of volunteer tutor/mentors and develop the process to facilitate recruitment.

2) Establish database of community groups/organizations/schools/religious congregations to identify children and families who would benefit from a tutoring/mentoring relationship.

3) Identify potential sources of financial support for NB, both organizational and individual, to ensure sustainability of NB.

AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers in Service to America) is not a job per se, but a full time national service opportunity.

Benefits include: living allowance, relocation and child care assistance if eligible, health allowance, monthly travel reimbursement, choice of an education award or cash stipend, and non-competitive eligibility for federal employment upon completion. Preferred candidates will be at least 18 years of age, demonstrate relevant experience for the position, and exhibit professionalism, commitment to service, and leadership potential.

Strong City’s mission is to build and strengthen neighborhoods and people. For more than four decades, Strong City has secured the resources of VISTA members to build sustainable change and fight poverty in our neighborhoods. 

Strong City-sponsored AmeriCorps VISTA members receive a solid foundation of skills they can use as a springboard for careers in government, nonprofits, education, and much more.


  • Stipend Provided
  • Training Provided

How To Apply

To learn more about our AmeriCorps VISTA Program and how to apply:

The deadline to apply is October 14, 2018.