Galapagos Rockford Charter School

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Basic Information

Gap Program Name: Summer Teaching Fellowship Program
Address: 2605 School Street Rockford, IL 61101
Phone Number: 18157087946
Director: Alexia D. Carifio, Ed.S.

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Additional Information

Program Type:
Ages: 6-10
Gender: Male, Female
Program Description:

The Summer Teaching Fellowship is an opportunity for recent high school graduates and current college students to spend a summer internship teaching students in grades K-8. Our Summer Teaching Fellows gain experience teaching in both small group and whole class environments, primarily to build reading, writing, and math skills.

The 2023 Fellowship begins on June 12th, 2023 and runs through July 28th, 2023.

Applicants must have:

  • a high school diploma
  • active enrollment in a college or university for the Fall 2023 term or a college degree
  • the desire and ability to work very hard, and an interest in making a dramatic difference in the lives of inner city youth.

Applicants from ALL majors and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. No previous experience is necessary. Fellows are provided with all of the training needed to succeed in a teaching role.

Fellowships are awarded on a rolling basis. Early applications will receive priority consideration. Apply today!

Duration: 8 weeks
Session Start/End Dates: 6/12/23-7/28/23
Program Costs: None
Paid Work: Y
Housing Option:

Provided upon hire, if needed

Financial Aid:


Scholarship Availability: None
Program Highlights:

Hours: 7:30CST-1:30CST
Professional Development and training provided before students arrive
Weekly and daily feedback and coaching from experienced teachers
Chromebook provided
Materials provided
Curriculum and supplimental resources provided
$2800.00 Stipend

Mission Statement:

At Galapagos Rockford Charter School, our mission is to ensure that scholars get the foundational skills they need to go on to attend and graduate from a four-year university.   Our work is focused on closing the achievement gap for children in traditionally underserved communities.  

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Galapagos Rockford Charter School is dedicated to preparing scholars to be responsible, productive, college-educated adults, capable of adapting and prospering in the changing global economy.