College and Career Readiness Mentor - Portland Public Schools (Roosevelt/Astor/Caesar Chavez - Part-time

Portland Public Schools is seeking employees to work as GEAR UP College Advocate Mentors (CAMs) for the 2019-2020 school year in the Madison, Jefferson and Roosevelt clusters, serving 7th and 8th graders in middle schools and/or 11th and 12th graders at the high schools.  CAMs must be able to work 10-15 hours a week during school hours (8:15am-3:15 pm Mon-Fri).*

  • Roosevelt High School (11th/12th); Astor, Cesar Chavez, George (7th/8th)

*Note: While for the 2019/20 school year, this position begins 6/17/2019 and includes regular work hours (10-20 hrs/wk) over the summer.

More information below. Full information and instructions on applying here.

GEAR UP FEDERAL GRANT

Mobilizing for College: Engage, Empower, Elevate

In 2014 and 2018, respectively, Portland Public Schools was awarded two federal grants focused on building the capacity of schools to embed practices that promote equitable access to post-secondary education and training. Our revamped program, now known as Mobilizing for College: Engage, Empower, Elevate (M4C:E3) uses an integrated approach that engages community partners, families, teachers, and near peer mentors to advance educational opportunity and success. M4C:E3 draws on a set of best practices and a suite of services centered on the classroom that 1) leverage community resources and leadership of families; (2) support positive academic mindsets through data-informed teacher practice; and (3) encourage students to apply their unique intellectual, cultural and personal assets to realize their educational and career goals.

Local mentors from the community who are attending post-secondary education or training are paired with teachers to enrich classrooms, provide college and career exposure activities, and help students develop a college going identity.

Babs Adamski