Academic Coach (AmeriCorps Opportunity)


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


175 Phelan Ave.San Francisco, CA 94112


Go! Team Members support Boys Hope Girls Hope's efforts to reach young people, ages 10-18 who have barriers to school success and college matriculation. Barriers can include poverty and precipitating conditions such as absence of parents due to death, incarceration or abandonment, abuse or neglect, neighborhood violence, substance abuse in the home, homelessness, domestic violence and other risk factors for dropping out as defined by the National Center for Dropout Prevention. AmeriCorps members' efforts will ensure that volunteers and the community are engaged in the important work of moving children in their communities from poverty to self-sufficiency. Working in coordination with other Go! Team members and BHGH staff, the Go! Team Member will work in a team at an assigned project site, and focus their efforts on ensuring BHGH Scholars are accruing the skills, confidence and aspirations necessary to achieve college enrollment. Activities will focus on academic preparation, college counseling, co-curricular learning and the development of ongoing opportunities for scholars to better understand cultural diversity through service-learning projects. Additional resources will include boosting parental involvement in scholar activities, and educating and encouraging community collaboration.
An Academic Coach supports our scholars through tutoring, coaching, and providing supplemental instruction in the areas of literacy, mathematics and science. Members assigned to this role can also train and support volunteer tutors and coordinate tutor activities with the classroom and school-designed interventions. Activities can include: * Establishing relationships with classroom educators in order to coordinate efforts and monitor scholar progress * Encouraging out-of-school reading * Administering and designing interventive responses to literacy-related assessments such as MAZE and CRI, or math related assessments such as STAR * Designing interventions to address needs identified in the LASSI scales * Leading Teen Read Week * Connecting the program to literacy or science resources in the community such as young adult librarians, local authors and scientist * Engaging scholars and community in literacy or STEM related enrichment * Providing leadership and structure for activities including book clubs and reading (or STEM) activities in the program
For more details please contact our executive director, Suzanne Palmer, at or at (415) 657-9302.


  • Mentoring
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Relationship Building
  • Critical Thinking
  • Tutoring

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Year long commitment through AmeriCorps

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