Triton College’s AmeriCorps State program provides support and facilitates access to services and resources that contribute to improved educational outcomes for economically disadvantaged students, especially men of color, and improve school readiness for economically disadvantaged students from throughout the communities Triton serves. Utilizing a volunteer-based coaching and mentoring model, Triton College AmeriCorps State seeks to improve educational and career outcomes for high risk student populations. Triton College AmeriCorps provides support to programming that focus on mentoring and coaching including the Peer Mentoring Collaborative, Triton Employees as Mentors (TEAM) program, TRiO Student Support Services, Transforming and Inspiring Undergraduate Men Pursuing Higher Education (TRIUMPH) and Sisterhood of Undergraduate Representing Great Excellence (SURGE).
Collectively, these programs work to improve outcomes for all students with a specific focus on low-income, first generation college students from a minority background.
Become an AmeriCorps State volunteer mentor
Triton College is currently seeking students and community members to apply to become volunteer mentors for the spring 2020 semester.
- Volunteers mentor, coach and tutor Triton students seeking services through the College Readiness area, Transfer Center, SURGE, TRIUMPH and TriO programs among others
- Students must perform 900 hours of serving over one year
Benefits of becoming an AmeriCorps State Volunteer
- Earn Living Allowance of $5,000
- Earn Educational Award of $3,000
- Gain Professional Skills
For more information, contact Triton College AmeriCorps State Project coordinator Rachael Giovenco at email@example.com or 708-456-0300, X-3598.