Serve your community through a part-time term of service with College Possible! This paid service position is open to all current college students and graduate students.
College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student’s chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers
College Possible has a budget of $24 million, more than 140 full-time employees and more than 300 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2021-22 school year, we will reach an estimated 25,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 100 partner high schools and at more than 400 colleges.
College Possible is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants. For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.
So what is AmeriCorps? When you think of AmeriCorps, think of the Peace Corps but in your own backyard. AmeriCorps is a civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of “helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.” Not only do College Possible AmeriCorps members make a difference in their community, they gain valuable experience for their next job or graduate school endeavor.
We have opportunities available beginning immediately and through January of 2022 in our Omaha, Nebraska site.
Available AmeriCorps Opportunities with College Possible Omaha
High School Coach
Serve as a College Possible coach in a high school. Support juniors by providing ACT/SAT test preparation and work with students on an individual basis providing subject specific assistance. Guide seniors as they complete the college application process including essay writing, applications for admission, scholarships, and the FAFSA. Reports to Program Team.
20 hours per week
- 9am-1:00pm once a week at school (days are flexible to member schedule)
- 1pm-5pm once a week at school (days are flexible to member schedule)
- Friday 9am-Noon at the office
- Rest of the hours can be done remote or at the office or at the high school (4-8 hours)