Monday, July 01, 2013

Fwd: Call to Action! Openings Available Now - 28 Full-Year AmeriCorps Positions w/Stipend & Education Award at Tenacity

Hi, Friends of Harvard Tennis

I'm presuming on your good will for a great cause. 

Tenacity, the nationally-renowned tennis and tutoring program for at-risk Boston kids, with whom we at Harvard Tennis have partnered for the last 13 years, has just been awarded a grant from Americorps to hire 28 outstanding young people.  Would you please pass this along to anyone you think would be interested?

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From: Ned Eames <>
Date: Fri, Jun 28, 2013 at 8:02 AM
Subject: Call to Action! Openings Available Now - 28 Full-Year AmeriCorps Positions w/Stipend & Education Award at Tenacity
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Tenacity's AmeriCorps Grant was recently accepted in the national competition in Washington, D.C.


Tenacity needs 28 AmeriCorps Members to serve in Boston.
August 2013 start date! 


Each Member receives a Stipend and Education Merit Award.  These high impact service opportunities are on the cutting edge of the best in whole child urban youth development and school reform.   This is a fantastic professional opportunity and experience builder in a dynamic team oriented atmosphere!


Tenacity seeks 28 thoughtful, passionate, eager, "ready-to-serve" for a year, caring individuals who believe in our mission and the potential of urban middle school students to persist and achieve post-secondary success.  The focus is promoting Academic Engagement. We are hiring now and will conclude the process in July.


Please spread the word to family, friends, and colleagues on Facebook, Tweet it, post it at work or in your community- there is no limit.

Now you need


These 28 talented members will comprise the 2013-2014 Tenacity AmeriCorps Fellows Team. Quick access to the details of this position are found by clicking here or scrolling below. Applications to: 


We also have three additional full-time positions available through our partners Up2Us called Coach Across America. These are tennis/fitness specific roles. For details about this role click here. Applications to: 



Thank you for joining in our excitement AND our outreach efforts! Game on!
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Tenacity AmeriCorps Fellows


A new AmeriCorps Grant leads Tenacity to seek a total of 28 great members. Might you be one?


Tenacity's one-year service opportunity leading to rich experience in youth development, whole child education philosophy, urban issues, ed reform and your personal/professional development awaits.

This deep and meaningful experience starts with robust training in August leading to service in Tenacity's Middle School Academy and culminates with leadership opportunities in Tenacity's Summer Tennis and Reading Program. Throughout the experience you will receive on-going training, thorough and supportive supervision, and the opportunity to make a great difference in the lives of underserved youth.


Do you possess these qualities and skills? If so, we are seeking you!


* Trustworthiness, high energy, integrity, flexibility, presence

* Ability to be self-directed, initiative-taking and organized

* Experience in youth development and a passion for working with youth

* Collaborative team experience   Boston Common_Replace

* Proficiency in written communication, Microsoft Word and Excel

* Fluency in other languages (especially Spanish) is a plus

* Tennis and physical education experience is not required, but appreciation of the mind/body, whole child, approach is.


Overview of Tenacity Fellows Compensation and Benefits:

  • Living Stipend (taxable): $15,000 per year divided into two monthly installments
  • Access to health coverage
  • Generous time-off package
  • An education award of $5,550 upon successful completion of the service year (1700 hours)
  • Forbearance (deferment plus interest reimbursement) for eligible federal student loans
  • AmeriCorps sponsored child care benefit available
  • Monthly Metropolitan Boston Transit Authority Pass (T Pass)

How about It? Apply ASAP by:

Sending a cover letter and resume to: 


We are an equal opportunity employer and do not discriminate based on race, religion, gender, age, sexuality, gender identification, or physical ability.

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