LearningWorks AIMS HIGH AmeriCorps

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Basic Information

Address: 181 Brackett Street, Portland, ME 04102
Phone Number: 207-775-0105
Director: Ethan Schechter

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Additional Information

Causes Served: Education, student success
Background Check: Yes
Population Served: Elementary School Students
Ages for Volunteer: 17+
Minimum Hours Required: 300
Mission Statement:

The mission of LearningWorks is to provide the best learning opportunities in Maine for at-risk youth, the immigrant community, and low-income families.

-We have pride in our customers and do everything possible to instill pride in the programs and the people we serve.
-We establish individual relationships with our customers and treat every interaction as an opportunity to build trust and develop life skills.
-We create individualized learning plans which meet people where they are, present all that is possible, and assist them in where they want to go.
-We recognize the potential in everyone, while teaching that everyone must take responsibility for their own learning.
-We totally commit ourselves to the learning process regardless of our customer’s circumstances or behavior.
-We understand that community integration is integral to the success of every individual we serve.

Program History:

The LearningWorks AIMS HIGH program places teams of dedicated AmeriCorps members in elementary schools in Southern Maine to increase student academic achievement and social and emotional learning through tutoring, mentoring and extended learning interventions, both in and outside of the classroom.

We know that by providing targeted academic support to students who most need it, we can help students and schools achieve their full potential. AIMS HIGH members come from and reflect the diversity of the communities that they serve in, and are invested in creating a lasting impact on the lives of each student by engaging their entire community in the learning process.

As an AmeriCorps member you will gain hands-on experience working with students in local schools, grow your leadership abilities, and learn essential professional skills for your career. While serving as an AmeriCorps member you will apply your energy and idealism to develop meaningful relationships and student success. AIMS HIGH AmeriCorps members receive professional development training to serve in schools and communities, including academic instruction, classroom management, and community building. Upon completion of service, AmeriCorps members are eligible to receive an education award that can be used towards tuition, future educational opportunities or to pay qualified student loan debt.