Sunday, September 6, 2015

Breakthrough Providence

Name of Organization: Breakthrough Providence
Street Address: 216 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
Name of Primary Mentor/Contact Person: Marisa Chock, Program Director for Teacher Education
Phone: (401) 528-2152
How do you prefer to be contacted? Email
Description of the overall mission of this organization: 
Breakthrough Providence has a dual mission: to create a pathway to college for low-income, academically motivated middle school students in Providence Public Schools, and to encourage talented high school and college students to pursue careers in education.
Ages of youth served: 7th-8th Grade
Hours of internship:
  • After School Program: Wednesdays from 3:30-6:00pm with additional training and professional development meetings; October-May
  • Tutoring Program: Tuesdays and/or Thursdays from 3:30-5:00pm; November-May
Description of role and duties:
  • After School Program: The After School Program aims to develop critical thinking, communication, and leadership skills and to provide opportunities for students to explore talents, passions, and interests around a central social justice theme/topic. In the fall, teachersdesign and teach one engaging introductory lesson to rotating groups of students. In the spring, teachers guide students through extension projects that express their understanding of concepts from the fall. These projects may take a variety of forms, such as performances, infographics, visual art, and written pieces. Teachers are partnered in teams for both the fall and the spring, and experienced Mentor Teachers provide ongoing professional development to help teachers grow in the classroom.
  • Tutoring Program: Tutoring aims to improve students' academic performance in high-need subjects, to strengthen students' study skills, and to improve students' self-advocacy skills. To achieve these goals, students are provided consistent, one-on-one 90-minute sessions based on an action plan collaboratively generated and monitored by the student, teacher or guidance counselor, parent, and tutor.
Paid or unpaid: Unpaid
Description of the culture of the place: 
Breakthrough Providence has five year-round staff members who collaborate across all of our programs and initiatives. We are a Google-based office; proficiency and previous experience using Gmail and Google Drive is recommended.
Additional Requirements: School Year Program teachers and tutors must be able to provide their own transportation to/from Breakthrough Providence.
Special notes on process of getting this internship: 
All interested applicants must submit a School Year Program Teacher/Tutor Application and complete the application process. Please check our website mid-September for more information and the application link.
Other Information: Follow us on Twitter (@breakthroughpvd) and Facebook to learn more about our programs!
What three TAGS would you use to label this internship? 
#StudentCenteredLearning #TeachersAsLearners #SocialJusticeEducation

Marisa Chock
Program Director for Teacher Education
Breakthrough Providence
216 Hope Street, Providence, RI 02906
(401) 528-2152 office

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