Match Corps 2023-2024
MATCH CHARTER PUBLIC SCHOOL
Match Charter Public School (Match) is an innovative, high-performing free public school in Boston. Match has three campuses: Match Community Day, Match Middle School and Match High School, cumulatively serving grades Pre-K through 12. The mission of Match Charter Public School is to prepare students – especially those for whom English is not their first language and who would be the first in their families to go to college – for success in college and beyond. Many of our students arrive at our school several grade levels behind. We believe that with a great team, as well as quality instruction and uncompromising expectations, our students can and will succeed. Our work is done through a combination of innovation, drive and an emphasis on relationship building with students and their families.
Match’s core values are Equity, Freedom, Teamwork, Innovation, and Accountability. We are working to reframe our organizational processes and policies to be truly anti-racist. At Match, we believe that three aspects of our work and organization – a staff that is diverse by race and other factors, a professional environment that is inclusive of all perspectives, and a curriculum in our PreK-12 school that is culturally competent – are vital to our goals and mission. See our full statement on diversity here.
MATCH CORPS PROGRAM
The Match Corps is a one-year AmeriCorps service position/education fellowship where members serve as full-time tutors and mentors at our middle (grades 6-8) or high school (grades 9-12) campus. Throughout the school day, they function as full-time math tutors to small groups of students, working to close the learning gaps for their students and support their accelerated growth. By working with the same small groups every day, Corps members are able to build strong, genuine relationships with their students and differentiate learning for them in dynamic ways while providing individualized support as mentors. They also build ongoing relationships with students’ families through weekly communication and interactions.
Corps members also play an integral role in the daily functioning of our school. In addition to tutoring, Corps members have the opportunity to serve alongside school leaders, staff and teachers as teaching assistants or administrative assistants to further contribute to the school community and learn more about the inner workings of a school.
Match Corps members come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences. Some of our Corps members are looking to teach in an urban setting long term, but many are not. Many of our tutors join because they are searching for a service year experience – either because they are taking a gap year before graduate or professional school and want to do something meaningful for a year, are interested in exploring a career in non-profits or education policy, or are simply passionate about social justice. No matter their long-term career objectives or previous background, they all have the common goal of making a meaningful impact on today’s youth.
- $20,000 living allowance (representing the pre-tax amount);
- Loan forbearance on qualified loans;
- Segal Education Award from the National Service Trust (valued at $6,895 in 2022-2023), applicable toward eligible post-secondary institution costs and qualified student loans;
- Free Health insurance
- Free housing for all Corps members in Corps Housing
- Ongoing professional development and support;
- Experience at a nationally recognized organization.
DESIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE
- Bachelor’s degree (all majors accepted) – degree must be conferred by August 1, 2023
- U.S. citizen, national, or permanent resident status (AmeriCorps requirement);
- Dedicated to constantly improving;
- Strong communication and writing skills;
- Relentless work ethic;
- Committed to spending a year working with students in an exciting, fast-paced school setting;
- Previous experience working with youth is preferred, but not required;
- No more than 4 AmeriCorps service terms.
Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, and positions are filled on a first-come, first-served basis. The earlier candidates apply, the more likely they are to secure a position at Match in their ideal grade range.
This role is based at either Match Middle School (at 215 Forest Hills St.) or Match High School (1001 Commonwealth Ave.) in Boston, MA.
You may only apply to Math Corps one time per program year. Click "Apply Now" to apply for the Match Corps Program.
The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.