College and Career Readiness Mentors Needed!


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Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

2230 North Fairfax DriveArlington, VA 22201

About

AHC is among the largest developers of affordable and mixed-income housing in the Washington-Baltimore metro region. Since its founding 40 years ago in Arlington, VA, AHC Inc. has developed nearly 7,000 quality affordable homes to help families and individuals build stable lives and strong futures. As the need for affordable housing has grown, AHC Inc. has expanded beyond our Arlington roots to also serve communities in Montgomery County, Baltimore, Washington, DC, Alexandria and Fairfax County. We provide homes for more than 18,000 people. Each year, our Resident Services program supports thousands of children, families and senior citizens through on-site programs. Our continued growth could not have happened without our many dedicated and enthusiastic supporters, donors, volunteers, community groups, and business and government partners.

AHC's Arlington Resident Services program began more than 20 years ago and focuses primarily on comprehensive education programs for elementary through high school students. The program also provides community connections and onsite programs to help adults strengthen their economic stability and build stronger futures for themselves and their families.

AHC's educational programs for students encourage academic excellence and personal growth in a nurturing and stable environment. Because programs are located in the communities where families live, they are a vibrant part of children's lives from elementary through high school. Our multi-pronged approach includes a College & Career Readiness Program for juniors & seniors in high school. The program includes mentoring, college visits, SAT test prep, help with scholarship and financial aid applications, ASVAB test prep for students interested in enlisting in the military, resume building for students interested in entering the workforce, and a variety of enriching experiences. We are currently recruiting volunteers to work with juniors and seniors in high school with SAT prep, university research, essay writing and scholarship applications, studying for the ASVAB for military enlistment, assisting a teen with entering the workforce (creating a resume, researching job readiness programs, etc.). The program is flexible which means we're adaptable to volunteer's schedules; workflows for students will ebb and flow meaning they won't need support every week. The frequency will vary based on the teen and their needs.

We are currently recruiting (10) mentors to work with seniors and (4) to work with juniors across 6 community centers in Arlington. If you’re interested in learning more or taking advantage of an opportunity, kindly contact Cindy Rozon at rozon@ahcinc.org.

Skills

  • Mentoring

Good Match For

N/A

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • The program is flexible which means we're adaptable to volunteer's schedules; workflows for students

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