Breakthrough Manchester – Student Support Specialist

Location: Manchester, NH
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

Breakthrough Manchester’s mission is to launch promising Manchester middle school students, particularly those from traditionally underserved communities, on the path to college while inspiring the next generation of high school and college leaders and educators. The member, placed through the Granite State Education Corps, will mentor youth, prioritize youth voice, encourage problem-solving and listening skills, and help youth explore new things and opportunities to make decisions about what they want to do and how. The end goal is to increase resiliency, develop human capital, and ultimately increase self-sufficiency of the youth.

Kreiva Academy – Student Support Specialist

Location: Manchester, NH
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

Kreiva Academy is an urban charter school located in downtown Manchester, NH.
The Kreiva educational philosophy is rooted in learning that meets students where they are at in their academic journey. To this end, Kreiva Academy uses the project approach to design highly experiential learning experiences that support students' interests and abilities to meet rigorous standards. The member, placed through the Granite State Education Corps, will mentor youth, prioritize youth voice, encourage problem-solving and listening skills, and help youth explore new things and opportunities to make decisions about what they want to do and how. The end goal is to increase resiliency, develop human capital, and ultimately increase self-sufficiency of the youth.

Concord School District – Student Support Specialist

Location: Concord, NH
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

Concord School District’s Multi-Tiered System of Supports is the program in which AmeriCorps’ support will be crucial. Alongside school counselors, social workers, interventionists and tutors, the AmeriCorps service members will provide interventions for our student population in need of additional support The member, placed through the Granite State Education Corps, will mentor youth, prioritize youth voice, encourage problem-solving and listening skills, and help youth explore new things and opportunities to make decisions about what they want to do and how. The end goal is to increase resiliency, develop human capital, and ultimately increase self-sufficiency of the youth.

Next Charter School – Student Support Specialist

Location: Derry, NH
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

Next Charter School began serving students with the aim to attract students who are disenfranchised, disconnected, and/or disengaged. Next's mission attempts to provide students with a personalized and individualized learning environment. The member, placed through the Granite State Education Corps, will mentor youth, prioritize youth voice, encourage problem-solving and listening skills, and help youth explore new things and opportunities to make decisions about what they want to do and how. The end goal is to increase resiliency, develop human capital, and ultimately increase self-sufficiency of the youth.

Seymour Osman Community Center – Student Support Specialist

Location: Dover, NH
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

Located in the heart of the Dover Housing Authority community, the Seymour Osman Community Center (SOCC) serves as a safe haven for the neighborhood’s children. SOCC’s mission is to provide youth and families with a better chance at competing in life by offering academic support, parental support, and life experiences. The member, placed through the Granite State Education Corps, will mentor youth, prioritize youth voice, encourage problem-solving and listening skills, and help youth explore new things and opportunities to make decisions about what they want to do and how. The end goal is to increase resiliency, develop human capital, and ultimately increase self-sufficiency of the youth.

Migrant Education Program – Student Support Specialist

Location: Manchester, NH
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

The New Hampshire Migrant Education Program (NH MEP) through the Department of Education aims to ensure that migrant students have equal opportunity to reach challenging academic standards and graduate with a high school diploma or equivalent. The member, placed through the Granite State Education Corps, will mentor youth, prioritize youth voice, encourage problem-solving and listening skills, and help youth explore new things and opportunities to make decisions about what they want to do and how. The end goal is to increase resiliency, develop human capital, and ultimately increase self-sufficiency of the youth.

Manchester Excels

Location: New Hampshire
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

The MEd in Secondary Education is a 36-credit, 15-month clinical Master’s in Education program. You’ll engage with students in grades 5-12 from the start of the program, spending a full school year serving alongside practicing educators in local schools. During the summer, you will develop project-based learning activities, and then work with middle and high school students during a summer learning program sponsored by SNHU. By the end of the program, you will have earned a Graduate Certificate in Trans-Disciplinary Competencies along with STEM education badges as part of your clinical coursework.

Goodwill AmeriCorps and Southern New Hampshire University have joined forces to help you realize your goals while you work to improve the lives of others and to strengthen communities. This on-campus program in Manchester, NH will provide you the opportunity to serve as an AmeriCorps member while you complete a 15-month clinical Master of Secondary Education degree. As a private, nonprofit university, SNHU has one mission – to help you see yourself succeed. The benefits of earning your master's in secondary education with STEM education at SNHU include: • Supportive community. Join the SNHU campus community of fewer than 3,000 students, with faculty and staff dedicated to your success. • Affordability. SNHU is one of the most affordable private, nonprofit universities in New Hampshire. • Minimal requirements. No GRE or GMAT required for admission. Campus experience. Enjoy more than 50 student clubs, champion Division II athletics and fun events on our 300-acre campus in Manchester, New Hampshire, named a "Best Place to Live" by Money magazine. Graduate student activity fees may apply. As a member, you will complete hours of service to impact the greater good. As a clinical teacher candidate, you will hone your craft in a middle and/or high school classroom with qualified teachers, learning essential transdisciplinary knowledge and skills. As project-based learning has become more and more prevalent in secondary education, so has the need for high quality educators with an appreciation for collaboration. If you’re passionate about cross-subject, competency-driven learning and authentic assessments for middle and high school level students, this program will help you become a valuable asset as a teacher in a secondary school setting. Visit https://www.snhu.edu/campus-majors/graduate/med-secondary-education-with-stem-education for general information, admission requirements, and to apply.

Granite State Education Corps

Location: New Hampshire
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

In the Granite State Education Corps, direct service AmeriCorps members serve at-risk youth across New Hampshire. Many Granite State youth have been impacted by trauma and Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs), which, without proper support, can negatively affect success, health, and functioning long-term.

The good news? The impacts of ACEs can be counteracted, and one of those “counter-ACEs” is relationships. The Granite State Education Corps aims to introduce stability and positive relationships into the lives of at-risk middle and high school youth by pairing them with AmeriCorps member mentors, who regularly meet one-on-one with a caseload of ten students to increase their resiliency, social and emotional skills, and self-sufficiency—in essence, serving the “whole child.”

Members are placed at host site organizations across the Granite State, from the Seacoast’s Dover and Rochester to Tilton, by the lakes and mountains, to southern New Hampshire’s cities of Concord, Manchester, and Nashua. Host sites include schools like Next Charter School and Kreiva Academy; community organizations such as the Dover Housing Authority and Nashua Police Athletic League; and afterschool programs like the Boys & Girls Club of Manchester.

Daily Duties:

-Members meet one on one with students to build relationships, set goals for the students' growth, and/or provide academic tutoring

-Members meet with students in small groups to facilitate experiential learning activities

-Members may create and lead lessons or after school clubs depending on their skill set and interests

-Members mentor and provide academic support to a caseload of at least ten students that have been impacted by Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

-Members implement Social Emotional Learning best practices when interacting with students

Public Health AmeriCorps

Location: Maine
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

Public Health AmeriCorps members are placed with health agencies and nonprofits across Maine and New Hampshire to improve access to healthcare for the most underserved populations. Members will work with these partner agencies to develop and carry out localized public health interventions that address issues like access to care, drug abuse and misuse, care for veterans, health education and mental health initiatives.

Members will be connecting people to care, organizing volunteers, running health clinics, doing educational outreach and much more! Through their extensive service and training, members will gain the experience needed to pursue a career in public health

The Goodwill VISTA Partnership

Location: Maine
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

Since 2015, the Goodwill VISTA Partnership has sought to alleviate poverty in communities across Maine, from the most rural areas to the most populous cities. At present, members are placed in partner agencies situated in Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Hancock, Kennebec, Lincoln, Penobscot, Piscataquis, Waldo, Washington, and York counties.

VISTA Members work to reduce poverty while engaging through a plethora of forms of indirect service, such as creating and running programs, fundraising and grant writing, communications work, increasing social media presence, recruiting volunteers, as well as assisting with community assessments, among other projects. Focus areas of partner agencies include public health, food security, new Americans, environmental justice, educational support, youth development, housing, and more!

The diverse work of AmeriCorps VISTA members contributes to the capacity-building and organizational-development goals of Maine agencies which contribute invaluable boosts to the wellbeing of communities. In 2018, 34 VISTA members provided 3,000 hours of service, working to recruit over 1,405 new volunteers, leveraging over 1.1 million dollars for host-site organizations, and creating 243 new and enhanced systems and business processes. The positive impact VISTA members offer their local communities is remarkable, and continues to build year after year.

Communications and Outreach – Goodwill VISTA

Location: Maine
Organization: Goodwill NNE
Position Description:

The VISTA will support Goodwill’s programming in the following areas: the creation of press releases and Instagram, Facebook, and Google advertisements; engaging in email marketing campaigns; updating existing or designing new presentations, flyers, merchandise and any other external digital and print materials to maintain a cohesive brand identity; conducting community outreach through regular and engaging social media content creation, supporting Goodwill’s Philanthropy efforts, and creating a database of reliable, safe and affordable housing for Goodwill clients and AmeriCorps members serving in Southern New Hampshire. This VISTA member will also conduct periodic visits to partner organizations to gather materials (photos/videos) for the activities mentioned. This will allow Goodwill to increase capacity in multiple fronts to ensure that more low-income individuals are able to receive the support they need to no longer be affected by poverty or experience it in the first place.

AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program

Location: NH - Several Locations
Organization: NHCADSV
Position Description:

AmeriCorps Victim Assistance Program (AVAP) members provide crisis intervention, direct support services, and advocacy to individuals and families who have been impacted by domestic, sexual, and stalking violence, addressing critical needs of communities throughout New Hampshire. Members receive training from experts in the field on crucial topics related to victim/survivor advocacy. As financial abuse presents a significant barrier to survivors in accessing safety, members integrate economic empowerment into their advocacy by providing financial literacy education and services. AVAP members are responsible for working to meet the needs of victims in conjunction with their agency policies and procedures. Members are also responsible for meeting AVAP and AmeriCorps requirements.

Looking for Service Members – City Year New Hampshire – AmeriCorps

Location: Manchester, NH
Organization: City Year New Hampshire
Position Description:

We are currently taking applications for individuals interested in serving in the Manchester School District to help support students academically, socially, and emotionally during the school year. There is a stipend for your service, and at the end of your service you will earn the Segal Academic Award of about $6300 to help with past or future college loans. Please utilize the link to learn more. https://www.cityyear.org/new-hampshire

New Hampshire Conservation Corps – Field Crew Member

Location: Based Out of Bear Brook State Park
Organization: Student Conservation Association
Position Description:

During this 30 week program, Field Crew Members will serve in the field on “hitch” crews of their peers for periods of 11 days (10 service days with 1 day off). Hitches consist of high priority conservation projects with a focus on public lands access, visitor experience and safety, and recreation site protection such as erosion control and revegetation. NH Corps crews use traditional trail skills, restoration techniques, carpentry skills, and physical labor to complete an array of projects while camping for the duration of each project period. Locations for these service projects vary from frontcountry campgrounds to backcountry sites in the White Mountain National Forest and Great North Woods.

New Hampshire Conservation Corps – Interpretive Ranger

Location: Based out of Bear Brook State Park
Organization: Student Conservation Association
Position Description:

In this 30 week position you will learn and serve along side like minded individuals from across the country. This program has been branded the Discover the Power of Parks (DPP) as a way to engage folks with the natural, cultural, and recreational resources of New Hampshire State Parks and beyond. Interpretive Rangers spend their time learning, developing, delivering, and evaluating educational programs that connect residents and visitors to parks all across NH. The program is a collaboration between the SCA, the New Hampshire Department of Natural and Cultural Resources, and AmeriCorps. Since 1994 this program has provided NH with over one million hours of service while training young adults to do valuable conservation and education service work.