Ambassadors of Mentoring

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The Highland Street Corps Ambassadors are AmeriCorps members who are placed at mentoring programs and youth-serving organizations statewide to help strengthen programs in the areas of match support, program development, marketing strategic planning and mentor/mentee recruitment, mentor/mentee or parent training and curriculum development, and program development and start-up. Our 2012-13 Corps served more than 40,300 hours in serving 22 host sites, and recruited 233 new mentors!

The 2014-15 host sites are gearing up to hire their Ambassadors of Mentoring for this upcoming service year. Check out the general position description - host sites are listed below.

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"We're proud to support the Ambassadors of Mentoring program and view it as a win-win scenario," says Executive Director Blake Jordan of the Highland Street Foundation. "In addition to providing well-trained, motivated individuals to maximize the quality, quantity, and impact of mentoring relationships, we are also creating a new talent pipeline of young leaders, who will effect change in their communities well beyond their year of service."

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Why become an Ambassador?

Ambassadors will:

  • Learn skills to build their lives and the lives of others
  • Develop project management and program development skills
  • Learn capacity building, organizational and communication skills
  • Become leaders by heading their own projects
  • Build their passion for national and community service
  • Learn skills that will prepare them for the real world or future employment
  • Build systems to help youth in need

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As compensation, Ambassadors receive:

  • A $5,645 educational award upon completion of service
  • Taxable living allowance of $625 twice a month and a travel stipend
  • Additional transportation reimbursement for corps-wide meetings and events
  • Professional training and networking opportunities on the mentoring field and the nonprofit sector
  • Healthcare coverage will be available, either by direct provider or through a reimbursement process for coverage obtained on the state exchange. More information is available upon request
  • AmeriCorps child care benefits are available to full-time State and National members who qualify
  • Additional education award benefits
  • Certificate in non-profit organizational leadership from Wheelock College graduate program in organizational leadership
  • A built-in network of corps members and colleagues

If you have additional questions, please refer to our list of FAQs.

2014-15 Ambassador host sites

  • African Education Center - Position filled
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod and Islands - Position filled
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hampshire County - Position filled
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MA/Metrowest - Position filled 
  • Big Sister Association of Greater Boston - recruitment specialist
  • Boston Partners in Education - Position filled
  • Center for Evidence Based Mentoring - Position filled
  • Children’s Service of Roxbury - Position filled
  • Commonwealth Corporation (Springfield, MA) - Position filled
  • Dudley Street Neighborhood Initiative - Position filled
  • East End House - Position filled
  • Falmouth Volunteers in Public Schools- Position filled 
  • Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters 
  • Mass Mentoring Partnership – Boston
    • Positions filled
  • Mass Mentoring Partnership - Springfield
    • Position filled
  • Partners for Youth with Disabilities - Position filled
  • Peoples Inc. SMILES 
  • Quincy Asian Resources, Inc. - Position filled
  • Railroad Street Youth Project - Position filled 
  • Reader to Reader - Position filled
  • Roxbury Community College - Position filled 
  • Sociedad Latina - Mentor Coordinator
  • Taunton Area School to Careers - Position filled