What is the Promise Corps Program?

There are 3 facets to the Promise Corps Program. Members present 5 postsecondary workshops to students, meet with them 12 or more times throughout the school year, and complete an individualized student success plan with their students.

One-On-One Meetings

Members meet with students one-on-one to discuss their postsecondary goals and how they’ll reach them. This happens in the classroom, the Promise Corps room, the library, the cafeteria – wherever students feel most comfortable talking about these important goals.

Individualized Student Success Plan

The ISSP serves as the initial connection between students and their CCAs. It is regularly updated throughout a student’s high school experience. ISSP’s are grade level specific and help guide students towards their desired post-secondary plan.

Postsecondary Workshops

Students must attend 3 of 5 postsecondary workshops provided by CCAs. Workshops are 30 minute sessions either 1:1 or in groups focused on one of the following topics:
1. College Access
2. Jobs & Internships
3. Local Workforce
4. Military Service
5. National Service

Member Benefits

 

Personal

Completing a year of service is a huge commitment people make for various reasons. We devote professional development time to help you explore this through highlighted by our civic reflection series, and sessions on other topics such as self-care.

Professional

We provide professional development sessions AT LEAST once a month for all members. During the first half of the year, professional development sessions focus on supporting students, with topics such as SAT math, de-escalation, and more. During the second of the year, we switch the focus to career readiness for members. Sessions include putting AmeriCorps experience on your resume, cover letters, mock interviewing, and more.

Resources

Members are provided monthly SEPTA TransPass valid for rides on ALL bus, trolley, subway or Norristown High Speed Line trips, a biweekly living stipend, and a Segal Education Award of $5,920.00 upon completion of service.