AmeriCorps Coaches

Determined to through education.

Become a Coach

Make the most of your AmeriCorps

College Forward coaches underserved, motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a post-secondary degree. We pair students with near-peer coaches who provide personalized support to guide students from 11th grade through college graduation.

At College Forward, you’ll make the most of your AmeriCorps commitment by:

Seeing students through an entire year of preparation for college or staying in college.

Make a real difference in the lives of each student and family you support.

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AmeriCorps Benefits

In exchange for their valuable service, College Forward AmeriCorps members receive the following:

Living stipend.

No-cost medical insurance, and low-cost dental and vision insurance.

Eli Segal Education Award to use to pay off student loan debt or for future tuition.

Generous time off, including federal holidays, Winter Break, and flex time privileges.

Possible eligibility for SNAP (Food stamps).

Student loan forbearance for qualified student loans 

Robust professional development, including continuous training, monthly professional development seminars, and opportunities to lead meetings.

Skill development and public service work experience.

Ready to serve with College Forward?

We are currently seeking talented and dedicated individuals to coach our students as they accomplish great things!

Submit an application or email us your resume. Early applications are encouraged!

Early Decision Deadline: February 21, 2020

College Access Coach

College Access Coaches serve high school juniors and seniors by providing support and guidance through the college application process. These coaches work with students one on one and within a classroom environment to ensure students are on track towards accomplishing their academic goals. College Access Coaches lead college prep classes, assist students with submitting financial aid and scholarship applications, and attend college campus visits.

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College Success Coach

College Success Coaches serve students who have graduated high school and are pursuing a post-secondary degree. These coaches generally work with students one on one and can provide assistance both virtually or in-person to support students through their post-secondary education. College Success Coaches assist students with course registration, financial aid, academic advising, and career development.

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Lead Coach

Lead Coaches are AmeriCorps members who have previously served a service term at College Forward and have demonstrated exemplary leadership skills. These coaches are responsible for excellent service to students and act as leaders for incoming AmeriCorps members. In addition to their coaching responsibilities, Lead Coaches act as a liaison between Program Managers and first-year members and serve as a Site Lead for our partner school sites.

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Summer Bridge Coach

Summer Bridge Coaches are College Forward students who are currently enrolled in an accredited college and serve their peers by guiding them through the summer transition from our high school Access programs to our post-secondary Success program. Summer Bridge Coaches provide virtual assistance to students with freshman orientation, course registration, financial aid, and connecting students to campus resources.

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Need more information? Contact us at serve@collegeforward.org for assistance with your application or interview setup.