PASS AmeriCorps Partnership
AmeriCorps members are a vital part of the Youth Programs team at Common Wealth. Our award-winning programs serve a diverse group of youth who face barriers to employment and higher education throughout Madison and Sun Prairie. Members co-lead job development and financial literacy workshops for middle, high and alternative school students, as well as help facilitate the placement of teens into local jobs. A large component of the service year is one-on-one student mentoring to ensure each teen’s success at their job placement and in other aspects of their life. This may include members building relationships with students’ families, teachers and other people in their support system. Members are encouraged to connect with other organizations to learn about community resources to assist in mentoring youth and for their own professional development. Common Wealth staff supports members as they explore their personal and professional interests and incorporate them in their mentoring and youth work.
What is PASS?
Partners for After School Success members contribute to AmeriCorps national goals by Getting Things Done in Dane County, Wisconsin! PASS is a multi-site program run by the Dane County Department of Human Services in partnership with thirteen host site agencies that provide youth development programming. PASS AmeriCorps members serve at host sites in predominantly low-income or resource-scarce communities with the goal of addressing the unmet educational needs of middle and high school youth through literacy tutoring and academic support; providing extended learning programs that build social-emotional learning skills and engaging youth in service to the community.
PASS host sites include schools, private agencies, neighborhood centers and youth resource centers in Madison and rural Dane County. Follow the Host Sites link for a description of host site opportunities.
Members commit to serving 1,700 hours over a year-long term.
Learn More about PASS AmeriCorps
For more information on the benefits of serving as a PASS AmeriCorps member and a list of the host sites, please visit the PASS AmeriCorps website.
Serve at Common Wealth
Common Wealth is currently seeking applicants to serve as a PASS AmeriCorp member in our Youth Programs beginning September 1, 2016. Click here to review our current employment openings.