Federal Way Public Schools AmeriCorps
What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a network of national service programs that bring people together to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement. Put your values into action! AmeriCorps offers a variety of focus areas:
- Disaster Response
- Healthy Futures
- Economic Opportunity
- Environmental Stewardship
- Veterans & Military Families
As a partner of the Washington Service Corps, Federal Way Public Schools AmeriCorps has served the Federal Way community since 1995. FWPS AmeriCorps members serve middle and high school students by supporting their journey to become college and career ready through their assigned school's AVID program.
Members serve in:
- AVID elective classrooms
- Core-subject classrooms
- After-school programming
- Occasionally, members perform service projects that focus on the environmental and humanitarian vitality of the Federal Way community
FWPS AmeriCorps members make a difference in the lives of young people by serving in AVID elective classrooms, core-subject classrooms (Math, Science, English, & History), and after-school programming. AVID is a college and career readiness system that equips scholars with the skills to succeed. AVID is the primary focus of our program. AmeriCorps members facilitate small study groups called tutorials in the elective. Members will guide a group of seven students through a 10-step process to support their academic achievement, learning, and much more. Core-subject classroom support takes our provided services up a notch. By being in the classroom supporting the learning environment, members are able to provide one-on-one or small-group tutoring. Each member serves in a team dynamic as they are assigned to one middle school or high school location.
Members receive ongoing training and professional development to reinforce best practices in the field of education in an inclusive environment designed to foster their professional development, practice, and leadership skills.
The full-time Segal Education Award is equivalent to the maximum value of the Pell Grant. This award has a 7-year life span and can pay qualified student loans, tuition, and other post-secondary education expenses.
AmeriCorps alumni gain access to a network of colleges and universities that offer additional scholarship opportunities to AmeriCorps members. Some institutions will even match the Education Award! You can check the Schools of National Service listing here.
A network of employers across private, public, and nonprofit sectors view AmeriCorps members as preferred hires because they understand the value that members can bring to their organizations. As AmeriCorps alumni, you get to add this quality experience to your resume and gain access to this network and much more.
See additional benefits here and below.
Paid Bi-weekly Living Stipend
Post-service Education Award (upon successful completion of service term)
Orientation and Ongoing Training
Networking and Professional Development
Access to hundreds of institutions that offer additional scholarship opportunities for AmeriCorps Alum. Some will even match the member's Education Award.
U.S. Citizen or Lawful Permanent Resident
Minimum age 17 years
High School Diploma or GED
College experience preferred
Pass required Background Checks
Ability to Make a 10.5 Month Commitment