AmeriCorps Project RISE (Refugee and Immigrant Success through Education) is a service partnership between New American Pathways and Fugees Family. AmeriCorps Project RISE focuses on providing educational services to address the significant literacy gap in the refugee community, among both youth and their parents. This program will engage a total of 22 full time and 2 part time AmeriCorps members to assist in the education of refugee children and families and to strengthen the community we serve by fostering a spirit of volunteerism and responsibility in citizens.
Positions at New American Pathways:
School Readiness Member - Assist refugee families with public school registration and referrals to community resources. Facilitate workshops and one-on- one sessions with parents and school educators.
Health Services Member - Create and deliver health literacy workshops to adult clients. Assist clients with referrals to medical services and navigation of the US healthcare system.
Employment Members (2 positions) - Create educational workshops for adult clients including financial literacy, employment skills training and job placement.
Adult Education Member - Create and facilitate workshops for adult clients on topics such as transportation safety, financial literacy, and home management.
Family Engagement Member - Support Parents as Teachers and School Liaison programs through connecting families with community resources. Organize workshops and group connections that cover parenting and school-related topics.
Community Outreach Member - Organize activities and events to educate the community about refugee issues and raise community awareness about New American Pathways programs. Facilitate group volunteer experiences developing relationships with faith groups, corporations, schools, and other groups.
Volunteer Engagement Member - Coordinate communication, placement, orientation and training for volunteer opportunities with New American Pathways and in the community. Identify potential volunteers by fostering partnerships within the community. Coordinate the recruitment and placement of interns in the agency.
Young Women’s Leadership Member - Identify and develop leadership skills and opportunities for students participating in the Young Women’s Leadership Program. Provide 9 th-12 th grade refugee girls with high-quality individual mentoring, peer and community leadership opportunities, and life skills training.
Elementary School Curriculum Development (2 positions) - Help create sustainable afterschool curriculum (focused on literacy, character development, and other academic support) to engage elementary-age refugee youth. Co-lead afterschool program classroom instruction in a class of elementary school students.
Middle School Curriculum Development - Develop afterschool activities and curriculum that engage middle school refugee youth in the areas of personal development and growth, life skills, and teen-related issues as well as literacy, math, science, technology, art, music, and community service.
English at Home Member (2) - Match English-speaking volunteers with refugee clients and track clients’ progress and engagement in learning. Develop and organize curricula, resources and reference materials for volunteers to provide instruction in English.
Community Engagement Member - Assess newly arrived clients’ educational and vocational strengths, evaluate clients’ foreign credentials (and transfer them, if possible), match clients with potential mentors, and conduct resume building and vocational workshops.
Cuban Education Services Member - Orient newly arrived Cubans to life in the United States by helping to educate them how to navigate processes involving public benefits, health care, and immigration.
Positions at Fugees Family:
Full-time (6) and Part-Time (2) Academy and Afterschool Members - Supervise students and volunteers during afterschool tutoring. Build relationships with families of students to address employment, health, and social service needs. Provide supervision and transportation for daily Fugees soccer practices and weekend games. Provide support for Fugees Academy daily logistics, special events and field trips.
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