AmeriCorps is a national service program. LAYC's AmeriCorps program recruits, trains, and places Corps members within DCPS elementary and middle schools.
LAYC's AmeriCorps program also strives to increase parental involvement in their children’s education. The program hosts numerous events to foster relationships between LAYC staff, youth, and parents including parent orientations, field trips, and parent focus groups.
Three Ways to Serve
01Education Team:The AmeriCorps In-School program provides academic support to elementary and middle school students performing below grade level. The After-School program provides homework assistance, tutoring, mentoring, recreation, and other academic enrichment opportunities. In addition, Corps members perform community service projects throughout the year and run educational and recreational camps during spring break and summer.
02Health Team: Members provide in-school health education classes for 5th-8th graders based on the nationally-vetted “Sex Can Wait” curriculum, and after-school programming focusing on physical fitness, nutrition, and life skills.
03Civic Engagement: Members provide in-school and after-school workshops using “Community Works” and “Road Map to Civic Engagement” curricula. Members assist students to plan six service projects throughout the academic year and educate students on the value of community involvement, volunteerism, and leadership.
Applicants to the AmeriCorps program must:
Full-time Member Benefits
Part-time Member Benefits
All AmeriCorps members receive professional development training in: Tutoring, Lesson Planning, Database Entry, Classroom Management and Discipline, Emergency Preparedness, CPR and First Aid, Leadership Development, Volunteering, Community Development, and Job Search Skills.
How to Apply
You must apply on the AmeriCorps website. You may choose LAYC as your service location.