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Former Employee - Jumpstart Tutor
Former Employee - Jumpstart Tutor

I worked at AmeriCorps part-time (more than a year)

Pros

Was part of the Jumpstart tutoring program. You will get to work with a young child in a low-income school and you have the chance to make a huge difference in their learning experience.

You can make your entire work-study allotment plus an extra educational grant (I think it's about $1300 or so now).

Cons

The curriculum is too structured and doesn't allow the tutors to tailor the program to their group of students.

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It would be better if the curriculum started out as it is and became more flexible as the year went on and the tutors become more experienced.

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  1. Environmental Education - Nature Preserve

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Great professional development in environmental education field. AmeriCorp and site leaders created fun, supportive, nurturing environment. Good "Gap Year" exploritory job and very personally satisfying and rewarding. Great working with kids and in the field. Fun Job

    Cons

    Best at the beginning of a career - jobs are often entry level in scope. Experience pertained to a small field of environmental education. Learned fewer technical skills to bring to other fields environmental science fields (but definitely good experience for outdoor education and classroom education as well) but that is the decision of the applicant.

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  2. It was a really great way to acquire job skills while helping people.

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    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow in Little Rock, AR
    Former Employee - AmeriCorps VISTA Fellow in Little Rock, AR

    I worked at AmeriCorps full-time (more than a year)

    Pros

    Rewarding work, great people (in my experience), acquire useful job skills, resume builder

    Cons

    The pay. It can also seem like you are spinning your wheels on projects.

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    Keep up the great work

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