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AmeriCorp Position in ELL Afterschool Program

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Description

The Power School, at the Intercultural Community Center, has afterschool and summer programs designed to address specific needs of refugee, immigrant, and asylee families. The goal is to give these students the added support to be life-long learners and contributing citizens by capitalizing on the many skills and talents they already have (many of these students are trilingual, for example). Power School students are from Westbrook or Portland schools, grades 3 through 8.  Curriculum support is designed to provide resources for children of moderate economic means while helping ELLs (English Language Learners) gain English fluency, solidify academic gains and develop social skills in a fun, low-pressure learning environment. A mimimum time AmeriCorp position is available for a volunteer to assist students and teachers by working in classrooms, either one on one or in groups, to further students' understanding of math and/or science concepts and helping them to improve writing skills and reading comprehension in different subjects. An AmeriCorp stipend will be provided.  A successful candidate will be patient and caring, respectful of diversity, comfortable working with students from different countries, and comfortable working in a high-energy environment.  The Power School afterschool meets from 4:00 to 6:00, Mondays through Thursdays. 

Details

Get Connected Icon Volunteers should be between the ages of 18 and 120.