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AmeriCorps Academic Intervention Specialist

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Are you passionate about community service? Do you want to contribute to meaningful change?

Safe Passages is recruiting AmeriCorps Academic Intervention Specialists for the 2020-2021 school year. By choosing a year of service with AmeriCorps, you will have the opportunity to help meet critical needs for vulnerable populations in Alameda County, CA. As a member of our Elev8 AmeriCorps team you will develop professional skills, gain hands-on experiences that will reshape your worldview, and change the way you engage with your community - all while making a difference!

Program Overview

The ELEV8 Youth Program is a special project of Safe Passages, a non-profit organization committed to advocating for children, youth, and families with a special emphasis on vulnerable populations within the County of Alameda. AmeriCorps Members provide academic intervention services to a cohort of 10 underperforming youth, with the goal of raising student achievement by a minimum of one full functional grade level. Members are placed at one of 12 schools in Oakland CA, and Union City, CA.

ELEV8 Service Commitment/Member Benefits

  • Part Time and Full Time positions available, Monday through Friday, between 8:00am- 6:00pm.
  • Full Time 1700 hour positions eligible for a Living Allowance Stipend, may be eligible for health care and child care a post-service Education Awardupon completion of program.
  • Part Time 900 hour positions eligible for a Living Allowance Stipend and a post-service Education Award upon completion of program.
  • Training in youth development and ongoing professional development.
  • Gain experience in a school environment, CPR/First Aid, Social-Emotional Support for youth, student management techniques & more!

Specific Duties

  • Provide academic assessments and interventions for a cohort of 10 underperforming students.
  • Facilitate school day and after school programming for cohort students.
  • Complete required reporting activities such as daily timesheet and program activity logs.
  • Provide academic and social/emotional support to assigned student case load.
  • Provide outreach to families by participating in family engagement activities.
  • Organize and facilitate service learning projects.
  • Participate in data collection and data entry activities.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Eligibility Requirements

  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. National, or lawful permanent resident.
  • Ability to commit to 11 months of service. (August 2020 - July 2021).
  • High school diploma required, but college coursework or degree preferred.

Limited number of spots remaining. Apply today!

To apply:

Please email your resume to amamaclay@safepassages.org

A special project of Safe Passages (safepassages.org), ELEV8 Youth Program is administered by California Volunteers and sponsored by Corporation for National and Community Service.

Check out these testimonials from current members on YouTube:

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Job Types: Full-time, Part-time


  • High school or equivalent (Required)

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Mission Statement

Safe Passages envisions a community where all young people have the opportunity to realize their full potential. Safe Passages is based on the premises that access to educational opportunity, health services, and family support should not be dictated by race or socio-economic status, and that healthy and supported young people are better prepared to learn and succeed.


Safe Passages disrupts the cycle of poverty by engaging youth and families to build and drive a continuum of services that supports student success and community development.

Children & Youth
Education & Literacy


We'll work with your schedule.


250 Frank Ogawa PlazaOakland, CA 94612



  • Mentoring
  • Organization
  • People Skills
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Multi-Tasking




  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Full-time: 40 hrs/ wk; Part-time: 24-25 hrs/ wk

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