Start/End Date: August 2021 - June 2022
Hours: Monday - Friday (during traditional school hours)
Stipend: $20,000 + $6,345 Segal Education Award
Who We Are
Saga Education is a national nonprofit, founded in 2014 and aimed to confront educational inequity to support historically under-served schools and their students. Saga Education has dedicated itself to providing high-dosage, in-school tutoring in partnership with public high schools. Since our founding, Saga Education and our tutoring fellows have served over 17,600 students across Chicago, New York City, Washington, D.C, and Broward County.
For more information about Saga Education's mission, please visit us at www.sagaeducation.org.
The Work and Why It Matters
Nationwide, students are experiencing a significant interruption in their formal education due to COVID-19 and resulting school closures. While educators and students alike have many unprecedented challenges to overcome this upcoming school year, educators report that their top concern is students falling behind in math. This concern is heightened for educators in high poverty districts who teach predominantly black or Latinx students.
Now more than ever we need talented, caring, and capable people committed to supporting our students in their academic and social development. Finding academic interventions that address inequities that historically underserved students face is one of our nation's most urgent challenges.
Saga Education's AmeriCorps Member - Math Fellows manage a small cohort of approximately 16-24 high school students and promote academic success by focusing intently to provide individualized instruction and build strong relationships with students during their year of service. During a typical school day, Math Fellows will work with up to four students at a time, two of whom will work independently on a blended-learning platform, and facilitate lessons during six class periods per day. Math Fellows will implement Saga's proprietary curriculum to foster academic success and help students reach their goals. In addition to offering academic support, Math Fellows also serve as student advocates and mentors and must build strong, meaningful relationships with their students.
Experience & Qualifications
Saga Education offers a competitive service-program stipend, a comprehensive benefits package, as well as opt-in programs such as flexible spending account (FSA) and discounts through Tickets At Work. Company-provided technology is also offered by Saga Education. Math Fellows are consistently paid semi-monthly, regardless of school breaks or non-attendance days, and receive 7 paid days off.
Saga Education provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants.
People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.
Thank you in advance for applying to Saga Education.