AmeriCorps at P4K

We currently have two amazing opportunities to serve with Partnership 4 Kids (P4K) in Omaha, Nebraska! P4K is a goal setting and mentoring organization with a mission aimed at empowering youth and providing them with the tools and resources they need to build big, bright, and successful futures. We partner with public schools in target areas, as well as, colleges and universities throughout the Midwest to show the kids that if they can dream it they can live it and P4K will support and guide them along the way from kindergarten to and through careers! As a P4K VISTA you will be instrumental in expanding P4K’s ability to lift children in our community out of poverty and create a foundation of success to their futures upon.

Below is a brief highlight of the two amazing 12-month service openings with P4K. click the name of each position to explore them further or apply.   

 

Storytelling to Inspire Support – serve with the development team to research and apply for federal grant opportunities that are a good fit for the agency mission. As a valuable part of the P4K Team, the VISTA member will be responsible for identifying grant opportunities, writing and applying for grants, and tracking activity.

                                     

Mentor Engagement Specialist – serve with our Mentor Recruitment Department assist with mentor recruiting and engagement outings/events, help with the training and onboarding of new mentors, and assist with strategizing how we reach targeted groups or areas to generate more mentors to help P4K bring our vision and mission to full fruition.

***Access to discounted housing close to the service location is available for all VISTAs serving with P4K.

Omaha is home to College World Series, U.S. Olympic Swim Trials, and the second best Zoo/Aquarium in the USA (Top 10 in the WORLD!!!). Between that and an endless supply of arts festivals, farmers markets, concerts and other cultural building experiences, you won’t regret choosing Omaha and P4K for your year of service!

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The College and Career Corps Program, a collaboration between Partnership 4 Kids and ServeNebraska, promotes student success through career and college readiness and mentoring.

Six P4K AmeriCorps members provide support to students in 10 Omaha Public Schools middle and high schools, and various post-secondary institutions in areas related to college and career exploration, academic retention, and mentoring to improve graduation rates, attendance, and promote student success.

By the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for serving 320 area middle, high school, and college students and leveraging support for 30 volunteers who will be engaged in mentoring these students toward academic and personal success.

AmeriCorps State Openings (August 12th start date)

College & Career Case Manager (Middle School)
P4K is looking for a 12-month AmeriCorps (State) Member, who will provide case management to 6th, 7th, and 8th grade students, while supporting mentor/mentee relationships, as well as facilitating workshops and tours. Other responsibilities include providing student retention support using academic, behavioral, and truancy interventions. In addition, the position will provide community program referrals and wrap-around support to promote student academic success to and through college.

College & Career Case Manager (North — 9th & 10th)
P4K is looking for a 12-month AmeriCorps (State) Member, who will provide case management to 9th and 10th grade students in the P4K Program at Omaha North High School, while supporting mentor/mentee relationships, as well as facilitating workshops and tours. Other responsibilities include providing student retention support using academic, behavioral, and truancy interventions. In addition, the position will provide community program referrals and wrap-around support to promote student academic success to and through college.

College & Career Case Manager (South — 9th & 10th)
P4K is looking for a 12-month AmeriCorps (State) Member for case management, mentor match support, coordinating and facilitating tours and shadowing for our 9th & 10th grade students in the P4K Program at Omaha South High School. (Bilingual Preferred). The Member will support mentor/mentee relationships, as well as facilitate workshops and tours. Other responsibilities include providing student retention support using academic, behavioral, and truancy interventions. In addition, the position will provide community program referrals and wrap-around support to promote student academic success to and through college.

College & Career Specialist (11th Grade)
P4K is looking for a 12-month AmeriCorps (State) Member to provide college and career advice, assist with student goal setting, and promote engagement and graduation for 11th grade students in our program to increase post-secondary enrollment, particularly in high-wage/high-demand careers. Other responsibilities include assisting youth with career exploration and providing a foundation for their post-secondary enrollment plans. The case management provided for 11th grade students will include quarterly face-to-face meetings to address academic and truancy issues, as well as career and college access goals.

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