Since the fall of 2010, Highlander has partnered with local charter schools
to create the Charter Corps, an AmeriCorps program focused on serving
charter schools through hands-on help in classrooms, literacy and math instructional assistance,
and afterschool programming that works to connect in-school and afterschool learning.
The Charter Corps is also a vehicle for urban residents to take control of their neighborhoods by
learning the skills necessary for educational and service-related employment. This year's Charter Corps team is training to serve as a Targetted Student Support Team, creating systems to support teachers and students with small-group work differentiated to help those students most in need.
Currently, the Charter Corps is a team of 14 members who commit to
1700 hours of service at Highlander Charter School, International Charter School, and Segue Institute for Learning for the 2012-2013 school year.
Members receive a living stipend,
health care and an Education Award at the completion of their service year.
Based on the success of the Charter Corps model,
we are looking to expand the Charter Corps AmeriCorps Program to serve more
schools, communities, and Corps members in the future.
For more information, contact Marissa DelBarone, Program Director at