San José State University proposes to have 4 half-time and 40 reduced half-time AmeriCorps Civic Action Fellows (C.A. Fellows @ SJSU) who will serve the needs of communities in the City of San José and the broader region known as the Silicon Valley. By the end of the first program year, the C.A. Fellows will teach computer programming to 100 underserved third to sixth grade youth to provide exposure and skills in computer programming, increase knowledge and self-efficacy in computer science, and increase awareness and motivation regarding the application of computer programming to a variety of careers, including high technology, education, and the civic sphere. In addition, the C.A. Fellows will serve as Contact Tracers with the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health to be a part of the solution to the COVID crisis. Due to COVID-19, the program will be offered online for elementary school students in the fall semester.
Program Eligibility: · 18 years old, current enrollment as an undergraduate/graduate student at SJSU · Current U.S. citizen, U.S. National or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States ( · Cumulative GPA of at least 3.0 · Complete a Live Scan upon hire Position Description: Mentor Fellow: · Commit to a total of 675 hours of service in the 2020-2021 academic year. · Mentor small groups of 3rd to 6th grade youth during an after-school program about computer programming and careers in STEM 3 times per week. · Attend Fellow trainings · Serve with the Santa Clara County Department of Public Health and the City of San Jose in conducting digital remote contract tracing for exposure to COVID-19 Benefits: · $6,000 Living Allowance (provided in monthly installments) · $2,321.90 Education Award (upon completion) How to Apply: · Application can be found here: https://tinyurl.com/CAFellows