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Do you care about the achievement gap?  Are you interested in service learning?

Amistad-Elm City High School (AECHS), an Achievement First High School aimed at closing the achievement gap between poorer inner city students and their suburban counterparts, recently created a service learning program.  The goals of the service learning program are to help students build awareness of their community, develop and create a sense of value in serving their community, and generate students’ agency to impact their own community in a positive manner.  Currently, the 9th grade curriculum and structure has been planned, but work still is a need to create and refine the program.  AECHS seeks one or two volunteer service-learning program assistants to develop and refine the service learning program.  This is a great opportunity to work in a school, develop planning skills, and learn about service learning and the achievement gap first hand.  Tasks could include:

1.    Refining the 9th grade service learning program
2.    Developing and refining the structure for the after school service club
3.    Planning for the implementation of the 10th grade service learning program next year
4.    Big picture planning of the 11th and 12th grade service program
5.    Assisting with running the club or working at service sites

The program assistants would work directly with Aaron Stelson, the Service Learning Coordinator at AECHS.  There is flexibility within the position to tailor it to meet the needs of interested students.   The ideal service-learning program assistant would have some experience with service or experiential learning, an interest in service learning or the achievement gap, and the ability to commit to at least two hours a week.
Please contact Aaron Stelson at This email address is hidden from email harvesters via JavaScript or 617-275-3782 if you are interested.