We’re halfway through the year with our current College Guide cohort of 75 members, and we’re ready to start looking for next year’s team!
For the 2018-2019 service year, College Guides will serve at ten different host sites around Ohio: Canton (Stark Education Partnership); Cleveland (College Now Greater Cleveland); Cleveland (Esperanza, Inc.); Cincinnati (Cincinnati Youth Collaborative); Columbus (I Know I Can); Marietta (Connect to Success); Oberlin (Ninde Scholars Program); Warren (Mahoning Valley College Access Program); Yellow Springs (Greene County College Success Partnership); and Zanesville (Scholarship Central).
The College Guides serve as advisors, mentoring and guiding typically underserved Ohioans—first generation college-going, low-income, and minority—in getting the information and knowledge they need and deserve to prepare for, access, and complete a post–secondary credential. On any given day a College Guide could be meeting with students individually, administering workshops in classrooms, talking with a parent to explain the FAFSA, chaperoning a college visit, or so much more.
In addition to the Ohio College Guide program, we are looking for ten members to serve in the Cleveland Metropolitan School district as AmeriCorps College and Career Guides. These Guides primarily serve 8th and 9th grade students, focusing on career exploration and readiness. Their days could include administering personality tests to students and coaching them through their results, supporting 8th graders in choosing their best fit high school, helping students explore and secure summer opportunities, and endless other activities.
To apply to either program, please email a cover letter and resume to Jennylee Gandarilla at firstname.lastname@example.org. In addition, please complete the official AmeriCorps application at my.americorps.gov.