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EnCorps STEM Program

Keith Stolzenbach

About EnCorps

The EnCorps STEM Teachers Fellowship recruits, selects, develops and supports the best and brightest STEM professionals and military veterans, as an innovative, long-term solution to the shortage of high quality, impactful educators for students in high needs schools.

STEM Teaching Fellowship

Racial and socioeconomic achievement gaps persist in our schools today. There is a 26% or greater gap in math achievement between white students and students of color. We believe in the power of STEM to offer opportunities to students who need it most. You can change this by becoming a STEM teacher.

EnCorps STEM Teachers Program’s vision is to realize a day where all students, regardless of socioeconomic status, are inspired and prepared to pursue their dreams. STEM Teaching Fellows explore the process to become a teacher within 1-3 years with the support of EnCorps and NYAS training, guest teaching field experience, teacher certification guidance, EnCorps cohort of peers and the EnCorps network of schools. When you become an EnCorps Fellow, you will provide access to quality education within low income schools, supporting students who need your mentorship the most.

Teaching Fellowship details:

  • EnCorps will place you in a local partner school for 1 semester where you will spend 2-5 hours per week as a volunteer Guest Teacher
  • Fellows train online/on-demand and at 3 in-person cohort events each year by participating in enhanced skills preparation workshops
  • Fellows receive extensive support and mentoring from the EnCorps staff, their cohort, and EnCorps’ network of schools
  • With the help of EnCorps, you will explore a transition to teaching and if desired, your unique timeline to become a paid teacher, in as little as 9 months, or 3 years depending on your personal goals
  • After guest teaching and training, Fellows may then choose to teach in a charter school without certification or district school with certification. They can earn their teaching certification from a university partner over the course of 12-24 months.

*Find out more about the timeline and teaching certification options at https://encorps.org/teaching-fellowship/

Minimum requirements:

  • Have a bachelor's degree
  • Have at least 1 year of hands-on STEM industry work experience or have an advanced degree in a STEM field*
  • Financial plan to participate in unpaid Guest Teaching for one semester

For more specific eligibility and FAQ’s, please see https://www.encorps.org/teaching-fellowship/eligibility

*Looking for backgrounds in: Accounting, finance, banking, mathematics, statistics, data analyst, computer programmer, IT, coding, product manager, engineering (civil, mechanical, ALL), healthcare, scientific research, biotech, lab work, etc.

EnCorps’ Diversity Statement

At EnCorps, we challenge current educational inequalities by connecting high needs schools with high quality STEM educators to eliminate the systemic injustice preventing children of color from entering the future STEM workforce. By recruiting, training and supporting diverse and committed STEM professionals to volunteer and teach in communities most impacted by oppressive systems, we are able to provide opportunities and access to quality STEM education. We will continue to create learning opportunities that challenge assumptions and push our team to transform practices that better serve students in the communities we serve.

Want to empower students and inspire the next generation of STEM leaders? Apply by our spring deadline - May 13, 2022: https://www.encorps.org/apply

Hear from an EnCorps Fellow about why they decided to teach: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=waf-mAvcNjM




Not interested in teaching?

Become a volunteer STEMx Math Tutor ( https://encorps.org/volunteer-programs ) or a Scientist-in-Residence ( www.nyas.org/sir ).

STEMx Tutors virtually support and tutor a middle school student in math for 2 hours per week and are supported with EnCorps training and network. The Scientist-in-Residence (SiR) program matches scientists with NYC public school teachers to bring scientific inquiry to life in the classroom. By combining their content and pedagogical expertise, each scientist-teacher pair will develop and implement a year-long project that prepares students to engage in authentic research and spark their interest in STEM learning.

About EnCorps

The EnCorps STEM Teachers Fellowship recruits, selects, develops and supports the best and brightest STEM professionals and military veterans, as an innovative, long-term solution to the shortage of high quality, impactful educators for students in high needs schools.

About The Global STEM Alliance

The Global STEM Alliance (GSA), a subsidiary of the New York Academy of Sciences, i s dedicated to preparing today’s youth for tomorrow’s STEM careers. With a focus on personal narratives, mentorship, and real-world learning, the GSA is equipping students with the skills and role models necessary to prepare them for life and work.

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About EnCorps STEM Program

Location:

608 Meyer Ln, Redondo Beach, CA 90278, US

Mission Statement

We have bridged EnCorps STEM Teacher program and California Volunteers' AmeriCorps to create AmeriCorps STEM Expert Tutors. The AmeriCorps STEM Expert Tutors program focuses on improving math and science literacy for low-income high school students in Los Angeles County; our five AmeriCorps member partner school sites are located in Huntington Park, South Central/Watts, and Boyle Heights. Many Los Angeles County high school students are not meeting proficiency standards in math and science subjects. Low STEM literacy limits students' opportunities to pursue college and careers in the 21st century. Our mission is to empower all students through equitable learning opportunities with our STEM expert tutors.

Description

The AmeriCorps STEM Expert Tutors program will focus on improving math and science literacy for low-income high school students in Los Angeles county. Our tutors will work in five high-needs AmeriCorps member placement sites located in Huntington Park, South Central/Watts, and Boyle Heights. Many Los Angeles County high school students are not meeting proficiency standards in math and science subjects. Low-income students are a particularly vulnerable population, as demonstrated in performance gaps. Low STEM literacy limits students' opportunities to pursue college and careers in the 21st century. AmeriCorps STEM Expert Tutors will provide academic assistance to low-income high school students, currently underperforming in math and science subjects. Our Expert Tutors will provide students with access to education that will help them break the cycle of poverty, pursue higher education and secure jobs in the 21st century.

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WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

New York CityNew York, NY 10006

(40.70933,-74.01312)
 

SKILLS

  • Teaching / Instruction
  • Accounting
  • Mathematics
  • Healthcare
  • Salesforce
  • STEM

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 22
  • Orientation or Training
  • Minimum 2 hrs/week volunteering with students
  • Participate in EnCorps training, events, and online community. Schools require tuberculosis test and fingerprints.

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