The Paraclete Academy in Boston, MA seeks mission-driven teachers who want to work for social justice through education. Paraclete students come from low-income families (about 60% live below the poverty line) and are fiercely dedicated to their studies. Paraclete teachers are dedicated to making a difference to the children of the South Boston community while looking for an opportunity to acquire expertise in the fields of education and community service. Paraclete Academy works in the after-school setting and has three overarching goals: to support students' academic development, to enrich their educations through explorations and to help families navigate the Boston school landscape.
Experienced educators provide weekly coaching helping Paraclete teachers to hone their educational knowledge, while daily interaction with the Paraclete students provides practical experience and know how. Paraclete teachers plan creative classes that engage students through non-traditional pedagogies. Paraclete strives to incorporate hands-on, project based learning in all of their classes. In addition to teaching math and English classes, teachers are able to plan at least one class around their own interests to engage students in new fields like Comic Book Making, Forensic Science, Art from Around the World, and Filmmaking.