Citizen Schools runs extended-learning day programs at disadvantaged middle schools in 7 states around the country. Every campus employs at least two full-time Americorps members called Teaching Fellows who serve for two years at their school.
The National Teaching Fellowship is a unique, two-year professional and leadership development program. The Fellowship is a paid service program that offers a diverse range of experiences to people of varied backgrounds who have high potential as educators and leaders in the non-profit sector. Teaching Fellows (TFs) are essential to the success of the Citizen Schools' program. These engaging, dedicated, and caring adults work closely with urban middle-school students and their families to help transform lives. Each TF leads a group of approximately 18-23 students, supporting their academic achievement through structured academic support and by facilitating hands-on, learning activities led by community volunteers. The Citizen Schools' program offers TFs the opportunity to engage students in a diverse range of educational experiences and provides leadership development support- with the ultimate goal of preparing students for high school success, and enhanced college and career access.