NC Afterschool Corps sites are great places to serve!

May 17, 2018

NC Campus Compact is working with fourteen colleges, universities, and community-based non-profits to recruit qualified candidates to serve with the 2018-19 cohort of our NC Afterschool Corps. These amazing organizations support low-income children and families with a range of youth development programs. Learn more about them below and share these opportunities with community-minded people who want to make a difference. Though some positions have been filled, many of these sites are still recruiting, with placements starting in mid-July!

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point
Partner: High Point University
Location: High Point
On the web: www.hpclubs.org

The Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater High Point (Club) serves school aged students with after school and summer youth development programs. The Club houses 4 programs in Guilford County and 1 in Randolph County.  The Club was incorporated in 1998 and serves 1,400 annual members. Programs include high-yield learning, fun activities which are carried out by trained, professional staff in clean, safe environments. The VISTA project focuses on administration of the new CACFP grant and related feeding programs, volunteer recruitment and training, and implementation of Design for Change lessons.

Brigade Boys & Girls Clubs
Partner: UNC Wilmington
Location: Wilmington
On the web: brigadebgc.org

Founded in 1896, Brigade Boys & Girls Club is devoted to the development and growth of kids of all ages.  Brigade serves over 2200 youth annually in 13 locations in New Hanover, Onslow, and Pender Counties. We offer both after school programming and full time summer programming. The VISTA project focuses on strengthening connections to local colleges and universities — especially UNCW, enhancing fundraising and other resource development efforts, and special projects.

BUMP: The Triangle
Partner: NC Central University
Location: Durham
On the web: www.bumpthetriangle.org

BUMP, Inc. is a nonprofit music education organization dedicated to fostering urban youth empowerment through music of the African Diaspora, by promoting musical proficiency, cultural literacy and resilience. The VISTA project supports organizational development, incorporation of Design for Change learning, and expansion of the BUMP-Out program, which serves preK-5 grade children partner sites, including the Durham Housing Authority.

Duke University – America Reads / America Counts
Partner: Durham Public Library
On the web: community.duke.edu/duke-student-engagement/america-reads-america-counts/

At America Read/America Counts @Duke University, the Corps member will work to enhance afterschool programming, particularly Learning Juntos, a project that seeks to empower Latinx parents to support and advocate for their children in Durham Public Schools. The Corps member also supports volunteer and tutor recruitment and training, special events, and the implementation of Design for Change programming in partnership with select community agencies.

ECU – Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement
Partner: Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain
Location: Greenville
On the web: www.ecu.edu/cs-studentaffairs/volunteer/

At East Carolina University Center for Leadership and Civic Engagement, the Corps member will work to build the capacity of afterschool support for Boys & Girls Clubs of the Coastal Plain. This will include connecting club units to CLCE signature programs like Pirate PALS and helping clubs and college student volunteers to implement Design for Change lessons.

High Point LEAP
Partner: High Point University
Location: High Point
On the web: highpointleap.org

High Point Leap (Literacy Empowers All People)  is a grassroots, 501c3 nonprofit intervention program dedicated to empowering children from grades K-12 and their families through literacy so children will graduate on-time and attend college and become 21st Century leaders. At High Point Leap, the Corps member will work to build program capacity through development of fundraising activities and program expansion, including outreach, partnership development, volunteer recruitment, and implementation of Design for Change lessons.

Lumbee Tribe Boys and Girls Club
Partner: UNC Pembroke
Location: Pembroke
On the web: www.lumbeetribe.com/youth-services-details

Working with the Lumbee Tribe’s Youth Services department, the Corps member will support volunteer involvement, resources development, and program development, including the development of a curriculum that will be used to teach Boys & Girls Club members about the Lumbee people. This instruction will improve our members’ self-esteem, instill a strong sense of identity, and build a child’s foundation for success.

Movement of Youth
Partner: UNC-Chapel Hill
Location: Chapel Hill
On the web: movementofyouth.org

MOY prepares diverse youth to lead and succeed in the 21st Century through mentoring and targeted enrichment activities led by college students. The Corps member will support student leaders on MOY campuses, develop mentor recruitment and training materials, enhance data collection and reporting, and improve the Saturday Leadership Academy program.

NC State University – Juntos Program
Partner: Garner Magnet High School
Location: Raleigh
On the web: cals.ncsu.edu/agricultural-and-human-sciences/news/the-juntos-program/

The Juntos program helps Latino students have more success in middle and high school. The program uses family engagement, 4-H clubs, success coaching and mentoring, and a summer Juntos Academy to help Latino students and their families gain the knowledge and resources they need to reach their academic goals. The Corps member will work to increase the capacity and sustainability of the Juntos Program by helping plan for events, volunteer training, fundraising, grant writing, and the creation of handbooks to guide partners and staff as they run the Juntos Program across the state and across the nation.

Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Alamance County
Partner: Elon University
Location: Burlington
On the web: https://www.salvationarmycarolinas.org/bgcalamance/home/

The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Alamance County currently serves approximately 140 school-aged youth a day during the school year and 125 during the summer months. At The Salvation Army Boys & Girls Club of Alamance County, the NC Afterschool Corps member will work to build club capacity and community awareness, develop community partners and increase financial revenue through cash and in-kind donations. The Club expects the VISTA member to help increase our average daily attendance and our annual revenue.

University of North Carolina Asheville – Math Department
Partner: Asheville Housing Authority
Location: Asheville
On the web: https://math.unca.edu/asheville-initiative-mathematics

UNC Asheville’s Asheville Initiative for Mathematics (AIM) is a public outreach project run by the Math department with a mission to promote excellence in math education and universal math literacy. The Afterschool Corps member will work to support the efficacy and expansion of Marvelous Math Club in Asheville Public Housing primarily through 1) volunteer (Math Champion) recruitment, training, support and assessment 2) creating a sustainable communication plan between Club members, their parents, their teachers and all the partner leaders and 3) expanding financial support of Marvelous Math Club through grants and donations.

Warren Wilson College – Center for Community Engagement
Partner: Big Brothers, Big Sisters of Western NC
Location: Swannanoa
On the web: www.warren-wilson.edu

Warren Wilson College’s Center for Community Engagement seeks to prepare students for effective community engagement. The goals of the Corps member at Warren Wilson college are to 1) Enhance the quality of afterschool programs with Big Brother Big Sister and Buncombe County Schools (specifically Kids on Campus, Burton Street Community Center, MANOS, and SLAM) and 2) Mentor and train student leaders to implement curriculum and enhance resources. Specifically, the Corps member will develop curriculum for Kids on Campus, Burton Street Community Center and SLAM, oversee volunteer recruitment and management for all afterschool programs, and mentor and train Bonner Leaders to facilitate these programs.

Western Carolina University – Center for Service Learning
Partner: Language-Enhancement After School Program
Location: Cullowhee
On the web: www.wcu.edu

Western Carolina is the westernmost institution in the University of North Carolina system. Founded in 1889 as a teaching college, Western Carolina now provides an education to more than 10,000 undergraduate and graduate students. At WCU, the Corps member will work to improve the linguistic and academic competencies of the English Learners that the LEAP program serves and to enhance the experience of preservice teachers. The Corps member will also work to build and extend capacity of other volunteer opportunities (e.g., National Volunteer Week, MLK Days of Service, 9/11 Day of Service).

William Peace University – Office of Student Involvement
Partner: YMCA
Location: Raleigh
On the web: www.peace.edu

Once a two-year college for women, William Peace University has evolved into a four-year, coeducational university, offering bachelor’s degrees in more than 24 majors, minors, and concentrations. At William Peace University, the Corps member will work to provide community service opportunities to our student body; improve recruitment, training, and management protocols for community-based work study students placed with partner organizations; and assist in the development of longstanding relationships with community groups, especially those that focus on youth development.

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