As a Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps member, you will be given the opportunity to serve in elementary and middle schools, helping students improve their academic performance by closing the achievement gap. 

 


HOW IT WORKS


 

Hands On Atlanta Schools-Based AmeriCorps members are challenged to fully participate in a cohesive, diverse, task-oriented team focused on school-based programming, service project implementation and general leadership development. Members will be committed to community service, supporting the public school system and the individual student by engaging families, teachers, community members and corporations in education. 

AmeriCorps is a 10-month commitment that will change your life. More than 70,000 men and women are serving all over the country, turning their idealism into action through AmeriCorps. 

 
 

Click here to learn more about the Americorps.

 


WHAT YOU'LL DO


 

Full time AmeriCorps Members serve a minimum of 1700 hours per service year through their service at their schools, self-guided Community Legacy Projects, and three days of service during their term – Hands On Atlanta Day, MLK Day of Service, and Global Youth Service Day.

 
 
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PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Participate fully in leadership development, service-learning integration, project development, diversity and literacy training.

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VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

Assist in the recruitment, retention and recognition of community volunteers who serve at various Hands On Atlanta and placement site projects, including the Discovery Program.

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PROGRAM TRAINING

Establish a daily routine, develop and implement creative and exciting activities for after-school and Saturday programs, and tutor and mentor students. 

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EVENT COORDINATOR

Plan school-based special events and service projects such as: parents, friends and family night, corporate sponsor days, etc.

 


WHAT YOU'LL GET


 
  • A monthly living allowance of $1,210
  • Basic health and dental insurance
  • Childcare subsidy, if eligible
  • Loan forbearance for federal student loans
  • Segal Education Award of $5,550 upon successful completion of service requirements
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To participate in this program, State and Federal background checks are required. For a list of offenses that may disqualify you from service, please click here.

 


PLACEMENT


 

Hands On Atlanta AmeriCorps Members come from states as far away as California, Colorado, and Maryland; more than half our AmeriCorps Members are from the metro Atlanta area and several are products of APS and local colleges and universities from which they have backgrounds in education, social work, counseling, math, public policy, media/marketing, and child development.

 

 
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ELEMENTARY AND

MIDDLE SCHOOLS

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VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT

  • Members serve as math and language arts tutors
  • Small group tutor sessions designed to provide students with individualized attention to strengthen foundational math and reading skills 
  • Aid teachers and enrich learning through grade-level classroom assistance
  • Associates degree or 60 credit hours post secondary education required
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred

 

 

 

  • Serve with Project GRAD
  • Organize service events and recruit volunteers
  • Bachelor’s degree required
 

 

To learn more about joining our Americorps program, reach out to our Tar Heeling educator:

Louis Metcalf, Associate Director of Education Programs

p: 404.979.2800 e: lmetcalf@handsonatlanta.org