The Paraclete Academy in Boston, MA seeks mission-driven teachers who want to work for social justice through education. Working with our 60 students, from 13 different countries who speak 10 different languages, is the basis of a profound term of service. Paraclete students are low-income (about 60% live below the poverty line) and fiercely dedicated to their studies, demonstrated by their regular twelve-hour school days.
We work in the after-school setting and have three overarching goals: to support our students’ academic development, to enrich their educations through explorations and to help families navigate the Boston school landscape.
Paraclete teachers plan creative classes that engage students through non-traditional pedagogies. We strive to incorporate hands-on, project based learning in all of our classes. In addition to teaching math and English classes, teachers are able to plan at least one class around their own interests to engage students in new fields like Comic Book Making, Forensic Science, Art from around the World, and Filmmaking.
Paraclete teachers enjoy free housing with amazing views of downtown Boston. They live in community with other recent college graduates who work at the Paraclete. This community is a wonderful spring board for exploring a new city.
Paraclete teachers receive a small stipend, food expenses and insurance. Teacher may also qualify for $5,645 Education Award from AmeriCorps.
Please note that if interested in the Education Award, as per AmeriCorps requirements, the position must be filled by a U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident of the United States.
Skidmore alumni listing from Jackie Parker ’12