The AmeriCorps Career Coaches program places fresh college graduates into five high schools in Cleveland. CMSD students enrolled at these schools will be given powerful strategies and skills that will aid them on their path to graduation. These freshmen students will embark on a self-discovery mission to uncover personal values, goals, and attributes that will shape decisions when choosing a career academy for the tenth grade. Students will also conduct career and college research and attend a Career Exploration Fair that allows them to anticipate the requirements and necessities for success in their desired field.
AmeriCorps Career Coaches undergo significant training and receive valuable professional development, networking as well as guidance and support with career and graduate school goals. Members serve full-time (over 1,700 hours across 11 months), and in return receive a modest living allowance, health insurance, and an Educational Award upon completion of the full-time commitment.