Our Host Site Partners
- Meet the criteria of one of MPF’s focus areas and utilize strategies to increase youth social emotional learning
- Be primarily focused on providing direct service to young people
- Take place in an Out-of-School time setting
- Meet a defined community need that can be addressed by one of MPF’s project focus areas
- Have a strong element of project ownership for the Fellow/s. This means Fellows are program or project leaders rather than participants or assistants.
- Provide the Fellow with the opportunity to meet with young people a minimum of 3 hours/week throughout the academic year for a total of 100 hours of programming
- Serve the same group of 15+ young people in grades 6-12 for an entire academic year
- Include a comprehensive strategy for recruiting and retaining youth participants
- Comply with AmeriCorps policies and prohibited activities
- Organizational infrastructure with all resources necessary for a Fellow to run a successful youth program during the service year
- Host site match payment (see full RFP for more info)
- One designated host site supervisor who will provide weekly supervision, daily support, and attend three mandatory meetings
- Investment in the professional development of the Fellow through ongoing coaching, mentoring, feedback, and support
- Fulfill all data and reporting requirements
- A full-time Fellow (~40 hours/week) for 11 months, August-June (hired in partnership between the program and host site)
- In-service Fellow leadership training and retreats focused on project implementation and evaluation, youth development, and social justice adding +150 hours of professional development and networking opportunities
- Orientation and ongoing training for the host site and Fellow Supervisor
- 25% discount on undergraduate and graduate courses at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (CPS) for Fellow Supervisors
- Site visits held with site supervisors and Fellows to address host site needs and evaluate Fellow progress
- An opportunity to network and share resources with other youth-serving organizations throughout the Commonwealth
- Administration of Fellow living stipend benefits
Our work would not be possible without our amazing partners!
AmeriCorps, a federal agency, brings people together to tackle the country’s most pressing challenges through national service and volunteering. AmeriCorps provides funding, structure and guidance to MPF.
Massachusetts Service Alliance
The Massachusetts Service Alliance (MSA), established in 1991, is a private, nonprofit organization that serves as the state commission on community service and volunteerism. MSA provides funding, program support and guidance to MPF.
Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies
MPF’s partnership with Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies allows Fellows to take free courses throughout their service year and receive discounted courses upon completion of service.
Northeastern University, Office of Community Service & Civic Engagement
420 Huntington Ave, Stearns Center 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02115
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