Applications now open! Priority deadline June 30, 2021
The Center for Community Engagement employs AmeriCorps members to support school-based academic assistance programs and family engagement classes, events and projects as part of the Seattle University Youth Initiative.
Seattle University's partnership with Bailey Gatzert Elementary School is integral to the Youth Initiative. Services range from one-to-one tutoring, to helping small groups, to leading academic and enrichment activities after school. The Center for Community Engagement (CCE) also offers programming for parents/guardians of K-5th grade students. The goals of our family engagement efforts are to empower families to understand the importance of their role in their child’s academic life and to strengthen the school to home connection.
The Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) is motivated by the belief that in order for youth to succeed in school and in their life, their families need access to high-quality health care, affordable housing, healthy and affordable food, safe neighborhoods, and economic opportunities. For this reason, SUYI unites the University and the wider Seattle community through an anti-poverty focus to develop successful youth, thriving communities, and an engaged neighborhood by providing a pathway of support for low-income families just south of campus.
We will be recruiting two AmeriCrops members to serve at Bailey Gartzert Elementary School for the 2020-22 academic year, 1) Washington Reading Corps Literacy Tutor and 2) a Washington Service Corps AmeriCorps Member.
Questions about roles at Gatzert? Contact BGE School Success Manager Khyree Smith at email@example.com
Priority application deadline is June 30, 2021.
Bailey Gatzert Literacy Tutor
Washington Reading Corps (WRC) Position
Washington Reading Corps (WRC) members engage in direct-service Early Learning/K-4 literacy tutoring (one-on-one or in small groups) AND program development in an elementary school, early learning or community-based setting.
Extended Learning Program Coordinator
Washington Service Corps Position
Programming Support: Assist with daily after-school programming logistics: scheduling, food, supplies, set-up and transportation, etc. Maintain records of Elementary school students' applications and administrative forms. Maintain program integrity by adhering to Seattle Public Schools and Seattle University policies and procedures, including procedures regarding communication and confidentiality. Direct Service in Classrooms: Serve as a classroom assistant in intermediate grade classrooms, providing academic support, one-to-one or to small groups. Maintain ongoing communication with Gatzert grade level teachers to ensure academic support provided in classrooms and after school aligns with curricular goals.
The Seattle University Youth Initiative (SUYI) is motivated by the belief that in order for youth to succeed in school and in their life, their families need access to high-quality health care, affordable housing, healthy and affordable food, safe neighborhoods, and economic opportunities. For this reason, SUYI unites the University and the wider Seattle community through an Anti-Poverty focus to develop successful youth, thriving communities and an engaged neighborhood by providing a pipeline of support for low-income families just south of campus. To ensure that neighborhood K-12 students are successful in school, our strategy includes implementing programs and activities at the four sites within the geographical zone (Bailey Gatzert Elementary School, Washington Middle School, Garfield High School and Middle College High School), with the goals of our school engagement being holistic and long-term: to help K-12 students meet grade level standards, to develop academic behaviors and non-cognitive skills, and to develop college and career knowledge, so that they graduate from high school prepared to succeed in higher education and in life. The Redhawk Academic Mentoring Program (RAMP) and Change Makers VISTA Project seeks to build the capacity of our daytime and after-school programming at Garfield High School (GHS) to support rising 9th – 12th grade youth and their families receiving academic services such as one-to-one academic mentoring, Advisory groups, classroom support, and civic engagement, and to pilot a cohort model designed to deepen participants’ academic abilities through personal and professional formation by developing responsible leaders committed to the common good.
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Questions about the role at Garfield? Contact SUYI Director of School Partnerships Colina Bruce at firstname.lastname@example.org
The Center for Community Engagement and the Shinnyo-en Foundation have partnered to offer a 10-month paid fellowship to one recent Seattle University undergraduate to serve with a local, community partner organization. This Fellow will represent Seattle University within a cohort of Shinnyo Fellows from other universities across the US to carry out the Shinnyo-en Foundation’s Infinite Paths to Peace Initiative.
The Post-Undergraduate Shinnyo Fellow is funded to further develop leadership and reflective skills, and to introduce, implement and/or institutionalize the Foundation’s philosophy of peacebuilding through service in the community and on campus. The fellow will provide campus-community engagement, relationship building and maintenance, research, programming, communications, and administrative support. In addition, Shinnyo-en Foundation sponsors the participation of the Shinnyo Fellows and their mentors at the Fellows Summer Orientation and Annual Retreat in August.
The Shinnyo-en Foundation partners with the Center for Community Engagement to support current and recent undergraduates in discovering and/or honing their individual paths to peace through direct service. The 2017- 2018 academic year will mark a twelve year partnership. To learn more about the Shinnyo-en Foundation, please visit http://sef.org/.