The 2014-2015 CORPS will include 42 full-time staff members working with approximately 15 CoaH students each day. There will be 19 CORPS members at CoaH I with grades 9-12 (on Circuit Street in Roxbury), 14 CORPS members at CoaH II with grades 9-10 (on Washington Street in Roxbury) and 9 CORPS members at the New Bedford school, which will only have a 9th grade. CoaHCORPS members deliver individualized instruction in literacy and numeracy. The CORPS seeks to meet students at their entering achievement levels and advance them past grade level.

CoaHCORPS members will have responsibilities including:

  • Tutoring (both literacy and numeracy). Tutors must have working knowledge of at least Algebra 1.
  • Mentoring
  • Developing strong relationships with families/guardians
  • Leading extracurricular activities (stipended)
  • Tracking and reporting student results
  • Helping with homework (academic support)
  • Sustained Silent Reading (SSR) coverage
  • Staff assistance
  • Substituting for advisors as needed (stipended)

Who is CoaHCORPS right for? College graduates who:

  • may want to teach: After a year of service, CoaH provides the opportunity for tutors to apply to the Fellowship program, helping them prepare for MA teacher licensure.
  • want to give inner-city students the opportunity to thrive in education.
  • plan on attending graduate school.
  • have a passion for working with urban youth.
  • want to be part of a CORPS of motivated young professionals who are looking to make a difference.

CoaHCORPS is a paid year of service. City on a Hill offers a $17,895 stipend (August - August commitment) as well as health and dental benefits.

CoaHCORPS is not a teacher certification program. If you do want to get certified, check out the Urban Teaching Fellowship program.

Typical CoaHCORPS days:

8:00-9:05 Tutorial A (students 1 & 2 & 3)
9:10-10:15 Tutorial B (students 4 & 5 & 6)
10:20-10:45 School-wide Sustained Silent Reading
10:50-11:55 Tutorial C - Prep Period
12:00-12:55 LUNCH
1:00-2:05 Tutorial D (students 7 & 8 & 9)
2:10-3:15 Tutorial E (students 10 & 11 & 12)
3:15-3:30 Break
3:35-4:30 Academic Support or MCAS (state standardized test) prep
4:35-5:30 Prep time
8:00-8:45 Tutorial A (students 1 & 2 & 3)
8:50-9:35 Tutorial B (students 4 & 5 & 6)
9:40-10:25 Tutorial C - Prep Period
10:30-11:15 Tutorial D (students 7 & 8 & 9)
11:20-12:05 Tutorial E (students 10 & 11 & 12)
12:10-1:00 Town Meeting
1:05-1:30 Lunch
1:30-1:45 Full Faculty meeting
1:45-3:30 Prep time
One Saturday per month:
9:00-12:00 Proctoring Exams by grade level

To apply for a position in the 2014-2015 CORPS, send the following to or City on a Hill, CoaHCORPS Hiring Committee, Attn: Sasha Abby VanDerzee, 31 Heath Street, Jamaica Plain, 02130:

  • Cover letter describing interest in CoaHCORPS and how you heard about us.
  • Resume with academic, extracurricular, professional and volunteer/community service experience, particularly in tutoring.
  • Undergraduate transcript (this is required for a complete application, but can be sent in after the cover letter and resume)

CoaHCORPS Brochure:

Download the CoaHCORPS brochure.

Photos of CoaHCORPS members in action!

Extracurriculars/athletics can change from year to year, but in past years City on a Hill has had boys & girls basketball, cheerleading team, step squad, National Honor Society, student government, music, creative writing, drama, yearbook, Gay Straight Alliance (GSA), science, and club sports in soccer, flag football and tennis.