Greater Boston, Massachusetts
In addition to our team in Boston, Notre Dame AmeriCorps members serve in Nativity Model schools in the Greater Boston Area. These members serve full time in schools typically focus on one-on-one and small-group instruction and embrace the idea of a longer school day.
Regional Site Director: Hillary Szczerbinski
Greater Boston Area Schools Where NDA Members Serve
Bridge Boston Charter School
Bridge Boston Charter School is a tuition-free public school, chartered in February, 2011 and opened in September of 2011. Today, Bridge has over 230 students enrolled in pre-Kindergarten, Kindergarten, First Grade, Second Grade, Third Grade, and Fourth Grade. In future years, Bridge will be adding one grade per year until they reach maturity with 335 students in pre-Kindergarten through grade 8. The NDMVA members serve as teaching fellows whose primary responsibilities are to serve as assistant teachers in the classrooms, help to individualize curriculum, and lead the enrichment program.
Cristo Rey Boston High School
A Catholic high school exclusively serving families of limited economic means, Cristo Rey Boston educates young people to become men and women of faith, purpose, and service. By offering a rigorous curriculum, a unique work-study experience, and the support of an inclusive school community, Cristo Rey Boston prepares their students to succeed in college and beyond with the values essential to a fulfilling life. NDMVA members at Cristo Rey Boston can be a part of any of the following: assist in the Corporate Work Study Program, teach work-study skills to freshmen, support extracurricular programming, assist with retreats and other Campus Ministry programs, serve as tutors, take part in the student advisory program, and assist the admission program. Depending on ability and interest, some NDMVA members have the opportunity to co-teach classes with experienced teachers.
Epiphany School is an independent, tuition-free middle school for children of economically-disadvantaged families from Boston neighborhoods. Epiphany’s small classes, individualized curricula, and extended school days provide rigorous academic, moral, and social instruction. In close partnership with families, Epiphany is an innovative learning community that affords structured support to help students thrive. NDMVA members serve as teaching fellows and are mentored by experienced master teachers. Members teach small classes, coach sports, run extracurricular activities, supervise study hall, mentor students, and more.
Esperanza Academy is an independent, tuition-free middle school where girls of modest means from Lawrence are welcomed into an empowering learning community. Esperanza offers its students a transformative education that integrates a rigorous academic curriculum with co-curricular programs in athletics, the arts, community service, cultural enrichment, social skills, and spirituality. NDMVA members work as teaching fellows and teach classes alongside master teachers, coach athletic programs, serve as advisors to students, and perform other responsibilities related to teaching.
Mother Caroline Academy
Mother Caroline Academy is a private, tuition free school for girls in grades 4-8 from limited financial means. It serves girls of all faiths, races and cultures from Boston neighborhoods. Rooted in the Catholic tradition, that recognizes the dignity of each person, the Academy emphasizes the importance of scholarship, leadership, spiritual, social and moral development. NDMVA members serve as teaching fellows and teach in the classroom with support from experienced administrators and educators, lead extracurricular activities in the afternoons, and supervise recess, evening study, and periodic weekend field trips.
Nativity Preparatory School of Boston
Nativity Preparatory School is an accredited, tuition-free, Jesuit middle school serving boys of all faiths from low-income families residing in Boston. Nativity’s academically challenging and highly structured environment helps students grow in a love for learning and an abiding sense of responsibility to their community. In the Jesuit tradition, the school promotes the intellectual, spiritual, social, and physical growth that inspires boys from Boston to become men for others. NDMVA members serve as teaching fellows and work with lead teachers to plan lessons and strategies and provide instruction in 2 content area classes, provide classroom assistance, supervise recess/meal times/dismissal, coach in athletics and other after school activities and supervise evening study.
Nativity Preparatory School of New Bedford
Nativity Preparatory School is an independent, tuition-free middle school for boys from low-income families in the New Bedford area. The school provides a challenging and supportive learning environment, where motivated students of all faiths are offered an intellectual, cultural, physical and moral education. The goal is to graduate young men who are academically prepared for further education, inspired to lead their lives with humility, and dedicated to serving others. NDMVA members serve as teaching fellows and provide direct instruction in the classroom, coach athletics, facilitate afternoon activities, proctor evening study, chaperone fun nights and field trips, and act as academic advisors to a small group of students.
Nativity School of Worcester
Nativity School of Worcester is an accredited, independent, Jesuit middle school that provides a quality, all-scholarship education to underserved boys of all faiths. Drawing upon four pillars - strength, scholarship, character, and service - a Nativity education inspires self-discovery, responsibility, spiritual growth, and a lifelong dedication to learning. NDMVA members serve as teaching fellows and teach and/or co-teach with lead teachers in three to four class periods per day in addition to serving as advisors, tutors, proctors, coaches, nurses, janitors, drivers, monitors, and managers of all other responsibilities that promote the students’ well-being.
Our Sisters’ School
Our Sisters’ School’s mission, as an independent, tuition-free, non-sectarian middle school, is to educate and inspire economically disadvantaged girls from the New Bedford area. Our Sisters' School empowers girls to step into the future with valuable life skills and a mindset of achievement and excellence by providing a safe, supportive, and academically challenging environment. NDMVA members serve as teaching interns who serve as assistants alongside lead teachers in the classroom (with the option for lead teaching some courses based on member experience), lead enrichment courses throughout the school day, lead after school clubs, supervise evening study and field trips and participate in various facets throughout the school.
Paraclete is an out-of-school educational enrichment program, offering Boston students in the 4th through 8th grade the academic support, homework and tutoring assistance, enrichment classes, and education-based field trips needed to boost achievement. NDMVA members serve as after-school teachers in math and reading enrichment, teach various enrichment and extracurricular activities, tutor and provide assistance various programs. Paraclete nurtures the physical, spiritual, intellectual, and social development of its students and encourages parental commitment to education of their children. They develop innovative and exemplary education-based programs that serve as models for others. Additionally, they have an educational enrichment center in South Boston, USA and a girls' school in Rwanda, Africa. To apply to this location, please contact Katie Kramer at firstname.lastname@example.org.
World Ocean School
The World Ocean School motivate underserved kids by challenging them academically, physically, and emotionally in hands-on programs aboard their historic ship, Roseway. As an NDMVA member working and living aboard the historic schooner Roseway, crewmembers provide the students with transformative life skills and character development; inspiration for academic and vocational advancement; strong relationships with caring and responsible adults; and a safe environment for learning.
The Neighborhood Academy (Pittsburgh, PA)