In fall 2019, EnCorps began two tutoring programs to address the need for STEM literacy with our school partners, and the desire of professionals to give back to their communities.
AmeriCorps STEM Expert Tutors
Los Angeles, CA
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the programs founding in 1994, over 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.
AmeriCorps STEM Expert Tutors will play a major role by emphasizing STEM education, and volunteerism within the Los Angeles education community. AmeriCorps STEM Expert Tutors are changing the public education landscape. We strive to solve the STEM literacy crisis in California by leveraging community volunteers to serve as AmeriCorps part-time service members in under-resourced high schools and afterschool programs. Our dedicated and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one and group tutoring to students weekly. We are all passionately rallied around our mission to support high school students become lifelong learners to become the next generation of scientists, engineers’ mathematicians and computer scientists.
Our goal is to mobilize 40 part-time AmeriCorps members to serve in various school-based organizations throughout Los Angeles. This AmeriCorps service opportunity is school-based, supporting and implementing the EnCorps mission by transforming public education in high needs schools while at the same time exemplifying the AmeriCorps motto of Getting Things Done. Members will have advanced content knowledge in their tutoring subjects and can speak to the real-world relevance of these essential STEM disciplines.
The AmeriCorps members are the face of AmeriCorps STEM Expert Tutors. Groups of eight (8) members will be placed at Alliance College-Ready Public Schools/College Track sites to serve as after-school math and science expert tutors. This is an exciting opportunity to serve directly with kids, build partnerships with faculty and staff, and gain hands-on experience with a STEM literacy program that works!
- Be a U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident (Authorization to work in the U.S. is not sufficient. Those with DACA status, unfortunately, are not eligible at this time)
- Have a college degree, with one-year STEM Industry experience
- Have served no more than three terms in an AmeriCorps State or national program*
- Agree to and pass a criminal background check
- Be able to begin EnCorps by mid-November 2019
- AmeriCorps members earn an annual living stipend of $4,000 for part-time service.
- AmeriCorps members in California can earn an education award totaling $3,047.50 after successfully completing their service term.
- You may be eligible for student loan forbearance on federal student loans.
- We offer an exciting and dynamic culture, and we commit to investing in and supporting our amazing people to grow their careers with us. As such, we provide ongoing professional development opportunities.
AmeriCorps STEMx Program Director
AmeriCorps STEMx Program Coordinator
Antonette Franceschi – Chavez
Administered by California Volunteers, Office of the Governor and sponsored by the Corporation for National and Community Service
Middle School Math (MSM) Tutoring Program
Los Angeles, CA
“As Americans, math is a core element to building the workforce demanded by the 21st century, STEM-driven economy. As citizens of the world, it’s essential to engaging more people, and particularly more people across race, class, gender, ability, and sexual orientation, in tackling the ever-growing environmental, social, and health challenges that threaten our current and future well-being. For this reason, among others, we must keep our students too often left behind in math (and STEM and education more broadly) front and center in this work, whether they are female, come from low-income homes or communities, have learning differences, or are marginalized because of their race, ethnic identity, or experience. All students need and deserve to experience math with joy and authenticity.” 100Kin10, “Doing the Math”, September 2019
With support from the Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation, the EnCorps MSM program will focus on improving math literacy for underserved middle school students in four Partnership LA middle schools. Working with classroom teachers and math coaches, twenty (20) MSM Expert Tutors are serving as after-school middle school math tutors for eighty (80) PLAS students. MSM Expert Tutors aim to increase students’ math literacy and overall achievement in math as evaluated by the students’ classroom teachers within one academic year.