Are you passionate about helping low-income kids get to college? As a tutor, you will provide afterschool homework help, recreational activities and field trips. You also plan and lead project-based learning activities to help kids learn through real-world problems and presentations to families, friends and the community.
YELS/STEM (Youth Empowered with Leadership Strengths/Science Technology Engineering Math)
Love to Cook? Make? Snowboard? Neighborhood House YELS/STEM Members help to develop under-represented middle and high school student leaders through a wide range of service learning community projects, leadership programming, arts programming and STEM (Science Technology Engineering and Math) programming at our High Point Center. Members serving with YELS/STEM develop curriculums, facilitate youth programming, provide outreach to youth, and engage and support community partners and volunteers. This is also an exciting opportunity to be part of a National Science Foundation research grant exploring STEM programming in under-represented communities.
Where We Serve
AmeriCorps Commitment & Benefits
In exchange for a 10.5 month term of full time National Service from 9/1/14 to 7/15/14 (44 hours/week from September to March; then 40 hours per week from April to July) Neighborhood AmeriCorps Members receive:
· $1,155/month living stipend (taxed)
· $5,645 post-service Education Award, on successful completion of the term of service (taxed in the year that you use it)
· Bus pass or mileage reimbursement for service related travel (Members will receive an Orca card with one-zone peak Puget Pass from September to June, then bus tickets for the last two weeks of service days in July)
· Weekly (fall 2014) to biweekly (January to July 2015) AmeriCorps team meetings
· Training in leadership, communication, cultural competency, first aid/CPR certification, disaster preparedness and site specific topics (up to 20% of the Member’s time)
· Health insurance coverage from the Washington Service Corps (or through the Washington State Health Care Plan Finder website, depending on household income) if the Member does not already have coverage.
· Forbearance on qualified student loans
· Childcare assistance for eligible Members
· Eligibility for Basic Food (food stamps) and other public benefits if household meets DSHS requirements
All of our positions for the 2014-15 program year have been filled. Please check back on our website in spring 2015 for information about our 2015-16 position openings.
Meet our 2014-15 AmeriCorps team!
Our 2014-15 AmeriCorps team, pictured below, has started their term of service with Neighborhood House. Read about their experiences:
More stories from our 2012-13 team:
Our 2012-13 AmeriCorps team members share about their service experience