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 AmeriCorps Promise Youth Fellow Position - Open

The United Way of 1000 Lakes is currently seeking candidates to serve as a full-time Americorps Promise Fellow position in the Greenway schools for the remaining 2017-18 school year. The Promise Fellow will work directly with students, teachers and parents in and out of school setting. This may involve engaging them in service to their school and community; design and implement activities that focus on civic engagement opportunities for youth; develop partnerships and initiate outreach with local school districts, parents, and community partners.

AmeriCorps Promise Fellows help ensure youth success by connecting young people to caring adults, service-learning opportunities, and high quality academic supports. Using an array of research-based approaches, they track attendance, monitor behaviors, and support academic growth. Through this evidence-based model, Promise Fellows are able to provide the right support to the right youth at the right time for the right intensity and duration.

Full-time AmeriCorps members serve at least 860 hours during their term of service (January-July). Benefits include Modest Living Allowance (approx. $1,138/month); Health and dental insurance offered at no cost to members; Qualified Childcare Assistance; Qualified Federal Student Loan Forbearance and Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program eligibility; $2,907 Education Award upon successful completion of service; Ongoing, extensive support and training. All interested applicants should review the Minnesota Alliance with Youth website prior to applying.

Candidates must be:

  • At least 18 years old
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be either a citizen, national, or permanent resident of the U.S. (Please review the eligibility documentation for more details.)
  • Successfully pass background checks
  • Experience with mentoring, working with youth, or past service

All Promise Fellow positions are contingent upon us receiving final notice of funding from CNCS and candidates successfully passing all background checks.

Position Description. 

How to apply:
Apply on-line or send cover letter and resume to one of the following:


United Way of 1000 Lakes
Attn. Search Committee                                                            
350 NW 1st Ave., Suite A
Grand Rapids, MN 55744