My name is Emily Conwell and the Program Manager of the Massachusetts Promise Fellowship! I hope that you’re staying happy and healthy during these troubling times. I’m reaching out to share information about my AmeriCorps service program in the hopes that you can share the opportunity with students you feel would be a good fit for our program. Applicants must be at least 17 years old, have a high school diploma or GED, be willing to comply with a criminal background check, and be a US Citizen or US National or Permanent Resident Alient. Our application to join the Class of 2020-2021 has now opened and we’re so excited to share the opportunity!
The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF) is an AmeriCorps program dedicated to increasing youth academic enrichment and college and career exploration through Out-of-School-Time (OST) interventions and data-driven programming. We are a passionate team that strives every day to empower young people to succeed as part of a national movement to achieve education equity. We do this because we believe that all young people have a right to Caring Adults, Safe Spaces, A Healthy Start, An Effective Education, and An Opportunity to Serve.
As a Mass Promise Fellow, participants serve at one of our partner youth-serving programs at schools, city agencies, or community-based organizations in Massachusetts. Their mission will be to build intentional relationships with young people between 6th and 12th grade and support their academic engagement or post-secondary success. Fellows will work to decrease the dropout rate, close the opportunity gap, and support the futures of youth. If someone believes in the power of relationship building to positively impact the life of a young person, this role is for them.
MPF’s training curriculum, networking opportunities, and career coaching provide our Fellows with the opportunity to increase their leadership development and gain meaningful skills needed for careers in the education and non-profit sectors. On average, 25% of Fellows are hired by their host site for full-time employment following their year of service. Within three months of graduating from MPF, 95% of our Fellows have full time employment or are continuing school.
You and your students can learn more about MPF, the benefits of our program, and our host sites across Massachusetts at https://masspromisefellows.org/apply
Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions. I’m happy to touch base via phone or video call to share more information. We look forward to reading your students’ applications!
All the best,
Emily Conwell, Program Manager (she, her, hers)
Massachusetts Promise Fellowship AmeriCorps Program
320 Huntington Ave, Hastings Hall Suite 232
Boston, MA 02115
MPF is a Program of City and Community Engagement at Northeastern University