Safe Passages AmeriCorps members serve for 6 to 11 months providing academic intervention to small group of students with the goal of improving their academic and social/emotional achievement. Through a year of service, Safe Passages AmeriCorps Members will have the opportunity to help meet critical needs for vulnerable populations in Alameda County, CA. Members also develop professional skills, gain hands-on experiences, and establish a meaningful connection with the community — all while making a difference!
During the COVID-19 pandemic, Safe Passages AmeriCorps members are playing a more important role than ever. Members have been supporting students through virtual platforms, connecting with families, and helping to distribute food and resources to our communities.
What Safe Passages AmeriCorps Members Do
Safe Passages AmeriCorps Members serve in the Elev8 Youth Program, which is a special project of Safe Passages. Elev8 Members will be placed in our partner schools throughout Oakland Unified, Emery Unified, and New Haven Unified school districts. Members facilitate academic enrichment and engagement activities with a cohort of 5 to 10 students. In addition, members provide outreach to families and coordinate family engagement activities, as well as organize and facilitate service-learning projects.
Safe Passages AmeriCorps Member Benefits
- Semi-monthly living allowance
- Health coverage and childcare benefits*
- Segal AmeriCorps Education Award
- Training in youth development and ongoing professional development.
- Experience in a school environment, CPR/First Aid, Social-Emotional Support for youth, student management techniques & more!
*Health coverage and childcare benefits are available to full-time members only