826 Boston’s 2019-2020 AmeriCorps service members.

PROGRAM DETAILS 

The Writers’ Room Fellowship is an 11-month service program, beginning in August. As an AmeriCorps member, you will build upon your personal strengths and develop transferable skills, such as teamwork, leadership, decision-making, project management, and relationship development. You will develop your knowledge of school and community partnerships, cross-sector collaboration, and the day-to-day operations of a nonprofit organization. 826 Boston provides AmeriCorps members with formal onboarding in the summer, ongoing training throughout the year, and individualized coaching from a direct supervisor.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

826 Boston provides reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities at every stage of the application process. Disclosing a disability or requesting a need for accommodations is a separate process from admissions and will have absolutely no bearing on a candidate’s application status. 826 Boston will make every effort to meet your request, but specific requests are not guaranteed. If you need to request an accommodation, please contact Catherine Gomez at Catherine@826Boston.org.

2022-2023 positions:


BENEFITS
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  • A gross bi-weekly stipend of $958, totaling $23,000 over 11 months
  • An AmeriCorps Education Award to help repay public student loans or to put toward future educational classes of at least $6,495
  • A monthly $100 travel allowance
  • More than 170 hours of professional development
  • Medical coverage if needed
  • 80 hours to use for personal/sick time + 9 holidays + 1 week winter break
  • Possible eligibility for food, transportation, and public utility benefits

WHERE YOU COULD SERVE

826 Boston partners with six different Boston Public Schools to provide a dedicated classroom to catalyze a culture of creativity and writing for the entire school. Over the course of a school year, each Writers’ Room will serve every student in the school through whole-class visits, individual writing assistance, and/or after-school extracurricular activities. Below are descriptions of each Writers’ Room where you could serve as an AmeriCorps Writers’ Room Fellow.

High Schools

Boston International Newcomers Academy (BINcA)
Address: 100 Maxwell St, Boston, MA 02124
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, French, Cape Verdean Creole, Portuguese, Vietnamese, Somali, Bengali, Arabic, and Amharic

BINcA is a high school specifically designed to serve a diverse student body of English Learners. Our ideal candidate would have experience working with English Language Learners.

John D. O’Bryant School of Mathematics & Science (O’Bryant)
Address: 55 Malcolm X Blvd Roxbury, MA 02120
Languages Spoken: English, Mandarin, Vietnamese, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verdean Creole, Somali, Arabic

826 Boston’s very first Writers’ Room opened at the John D. O’Bryant—one of three Boston exam schools—located a few blocks from Roxbury Crossing. While many students have strengths in STEM subjects, there are plenty of creative writers here.  We provide support to students on a wide range of writing projects from history research papers to biology lab reports to college essays. We also have a range of exciting clubs after school such as Rubix Literary magazine (a bi-annual student publication) and an award-winning slam poetry team. We’re seeking candidates who have a love of writing and of teens. We also encourage applicants who have a desire to lead student publications and clubs, alongside create exciting new experiences for students.

Jeremiah E. Burke High School (Burke)
Address: 60 Washington Street, Dorchester, MA 02121
Languages Spoken: English, Cape Verdean Creole, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Portuguese

The Jeremiah E. Burke High School is the only Massachusetts high school to exit turn around status. To see such improvements, the Burke strongly believes in focusing to provide educational experiences that support the whole child. The community at the Burke is both strong and family-oriented. What makes the Burke special is its partners—we as a Writers’ Room are one of several different partners within the school. The school takes a trauma-sensitive approach, which is representative of one of the school’s core values: perseverance. The faculty/staff at the Burke works relentlessly to help students grow not only academically, but social-emotionally. We’re seeking candidates who are determined and have strong communication skills. Experience with trauma-informed practices and previous experience working in education is preferred, but not required.

K-8 Schools

Boston Teachers Union School (BTU)
Address: 25 Walk Hill Street, Boston, MA, 02130
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish, Haitian Creole, Cape Verde Creole, Somali

The Boston Teachers Union School is a shared leadership school. The school does not have a principal but instead operates under a committee structure and weekly faculty meetings. We’re looking for candidates who have experience working with young children and teens, a flexible and positive attitude, and strong organizational and communication skills.

Schools served by the In-Schools Program Specialist

Margarita Muñiz Academy (MMA) 
Address: 20 Child Street. Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
Languages Spoken: English, Spanish

Margarita Muñiz Academy is a high school dedicated to full cultural and linguistic fluency in Spanish and English for all students. Through deep partnerships with families and community, they prepare students for higher education, careers, and civic leadership.

New Mission High School (NM)
Address: 655 Metropolitan Ave. Hyde Park, MA 02136
Languages Spoken: Arabic, Cape Verdean, English, Spanish, French, Portuguese, Somali, Vietnamese, Haitian Kreyol

New Mission High School is a high school that empowers all students to become self-directed, lifelong learners who do well in the world and do well for the world. In their inclusive, portfolio-based school, students develop their passion, commitment to learning, habits of mind, and essential skills. Their students will become college graduates who work to create positive change and a more democratic and just society.

QUESTIONS?

If you are interested in the 826 Boston AmeriCorps Writers’ Room Fellowship Program, please contact Catherine Gomez.

826 Boston seeks a mission-driven change-maker to serve as the 2022-2023 STEM Literacy Specialist, AmeriCorps VISTA. 826 Boston offers programs that affirm students as future leaders in STEM. Our unique niche connects critical thinking and communication. Our approach not only brings more students to STEM—it supports the student voice, storytelling, and problem-framing that students need to advance systemic change.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

826 Boston provides reasonable accommodations for candidates with disabilities at every stage of the application process. Disclosing a disability or requesting a need for accommodations is a separate process from admissions and will have absolutely no bearing on a candidate’s application status. 826 Boston will make every effort to meet your request, but specific requests are not guaranteed. If you need to request an accommodation, please contact our Impact and Operations Manager, Catherine Gomez.

The 826 Boston AmeriCorps VISTA program is dependent on a yearly funding award through AmeriCorps.

2022-2023 Position: 

STEM Literacy Specialist

  • Benefits:
    • Stipend totaling at least $26,798 annually
    • Education award of at least $6,495
    • Travel Allowance: $100

If you are interested in the AmeriCorps STEM Literacy Specialist—or have questions—please contact Catherine Gomez.

826 Boston hires a group of enthusiastic, dedicated, and versatile interns for the fall, spring, and summer semesters. Interns will work individually and collectively with each other, our staff and service members, and a large group of volunteers. This is an opportunity to design, write, or teach in a professional environment, work with youth, get experience in creative arts education, learn about the day-to-day operations of a small non-profit, and join the network of national 826 chapters, while building job skills, advancing your resume, and acquiring excellent references.

826 Boston Internships may be eligible for Federal-Work Study. Interns not otherwise receiving compensation will be eligible for a $500 stipend after completing their internship.

We are currently reviewing applications for Fall 2022, Winter 2022-2023 and Spring 2023 internships for the following positions:

Youth Publishing Internship

Youth Programs Internship

K-12 Writers’ Room Internship

Bilingual English/Spanish K-12 Program Internship

STEM Literacy Special Projects Internship

Program Data and Evaluation Internship

Communication and Development Internship

826 Boston has resumed in-person programming. Interns should be prepared to work all or part of their hours at 826 Boston’s physical location(s) unless otherwise specified.


“826 Boston gave me the opportunity to raise my voice, and taught me that my story matters.”

-Carla, a Boston International Newcomers Academy Writers’ Room alumna