AmeriCorps is a team of people committed to making a difference in their communities. You can gain new skills, earn money for college, and develop valuable work experience; all while helping to make your community a stronger, safer, and better place. The National Council of La Raza and the State of Maryland AmeriCorps programs are national service programs that recruits and trains AmeriCorps members to provide an afterschool program for middle school students.
At the Riverdale site of the Maryland Multicultural Youth Centers, AmeriCorps works with the William Wirt Middle School to provide afterschool tutoring in literacy. At the Langley Park site AmeriCorps works with Buck Lodge Middle School to provide in-school, classroom assistance and afterschool homework assistance. Members also design and teach enrichment workshops in areas that interest them and the youth. Workshop ideas may include road map to graduate from high school, photography, soccer, bike repair, gardening, or chess.
AmeriCorps members will serve a one year term, September 1st-August 31st, Riverdale schedule is Monday-Thursday, 2pm-6pm, and Friday, 1pm-5pm. Langley Park schedule is Monday-Thursdays 9:30am-2:30pm and Monday-Thursdays 1:30pm-5:30pm, Fridays 1:00pm-5:00pm. Summer hours vary. Occasionally, members must participate in National Service Events or local community events on the weekends.
Contact each site for more information.
Applicants do not need prior experience working with middle school students. However, ideal AmeriCorps applicants should demostrate the following:
Beneftis of Service
Members will serve either 1700 hours (Full time) or 900 hours (part-time), earning a modest stipend paid bi-weekly. Upon completion of their service hours, they will receive an educational award.
Additionally, members receive weekly ongoing training and development in: tutoring, lesson planning, database entry, classroom management and dDiscipline, emergency preparedness, CPR and first aid, leadership development, volunteering, community development, and job preparedness and networking. Further, members are offered opportunities to gain and demonstrate leadership, initiative, and other valuable and marketable skills.
How to Apply
Applications will be accepted until July 1, 2012. Application materials must be printed, completed, and mailed, faxed, or returned in person. Application materials can be picked up in person at the CEP building or Langley Park office. You can find and print the paper application here.
References do not need to be completed in order to turn in the application, but please have references completed and turned in by the July 1st deadline. For the Riverdale AmeriCorps Program, applications should be turned in at the Center for Educational Partnership (CEP) located at 6200 Sheridan Street, Riverdale, MD 20737 or faxed to (301)-779-4052. Applications can also be completed online by following this Application.
For the Langley Park AmeriCorps Program, applications should be turned in at 7411 Riggs Rd #418, Hyattsville, MD 20722, or faxed to (301) 445-0472. Once we have received a completed application, including the 2 reference forms, we will call you for an interview.
LAYC/MMYC at Silver Spring
1320 Fenwick Lane, Suite 600
Silver Spring, Maryland 20910
LAYC/MMYC at Langley Park
7411 Riggs Road, Suite 418
Hyattsville, Maryland 20783
LAYC/MMYC at Riverdale (Center for Educational Partnership)
6200 Sheridan Street
Riverdale, Maryland 20737
LAYC/MMYC at Germantown
19401 Crystal Rock Drive