The Denver Public Schools AmeriCorps Program does not discriminate in any aspect of employment or service because of race, color, sex, national origin, religion, age, mental or physical disability (including HIV/AIDS), sexual orientation, or any other improper criterion.
The Denver Public Schools AmeriCorps Member’s primary role is to work collaboratively to service students and families in targeted school neighborhood communities. The main goals are:
- Increasing attendance and retention rates through daily attendance support
- Increasing parent and student engagement in school communities
- Designing and implementing Service Projects to meet school needs.
Members will work in conjunction with the school’s Community Engagement Specialist (CES) and attendance liaison to identify and manage a rotating caseload of 18 – 24 students with attendance concerns in their school site to increase student attendnace through intentional daily contact with 18 – 24 students and their parents/ guardians.
Members will also align their passion and creativity with the needs of the school and community to create and implement service projects. Examples of past projects include: implementing an after-school hip-hop class, organizing a school talent show, structuring recess programs, establishing a Parent-Action Committee and coordinating a ski/ snowboard trip for students.
In addition, members will support district goals by conducting phone call and door knocks to provide information and resources to the parents/ guardians of students struggling with attendance; provide on-site and in-the-field training and enrollment into Parent Portal, the district tool to provide parents with attendance, grade and school information; utilize program technology including laptop computers, blogging, video cameras, audio and video editing software to create and document your experience through film.
Program Benefits: Living Allowance; Education award upon successful completion of service; Health Coverage; Training.
Terms: Uniforms provided and required; Vehicle recommended due to mobile nature of job.
Service Areas: Community Outreach, Children/Youth, Education.
Skills: Communication, Community Organization, Computers/Technology, Conflict Resolution, Leadership, Recruitment, Youth Development, Collaboration, General Skills.
Service Description: As a Denver Public Schools AmeriCorps Member you will provide support to high-needs schools and design and implement school service projects, which unite the interest of the member with needs at the school.