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FRAMINGHAM – The Community Resource Development (CRD) Department is proud to announce that they have been selected to host two AmeriCorps – Massachusetts Promise Fellows (MPF).

The AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellows program at Northeastern University grew from a collaborative network that believes that the following “5 Promises” form conditions that youth need to be successful in life: Caring Adults, Safe Spaces, A Healthy Start, An Effective Education, and Opportunities to Serve. This is the framework for emerging leaders who commit one year of service to support and provide these needed resources to youth throughout the Commonwealth.  

Framingham Public Schools have been awarded two Fellows that will be placed at Framingham High School – to work directly with Resiliency for Life (RFL) students and at Cameron Middle School to support Out of School Programming.

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“The Massachusetts Promise Fellowship presents an incredible opportunity to support the continued growth and expansion of the out of school time programs offered by Community Resource Development,” said Tiffany Lillie, Director of the CRD for Framingham Public Schools. “Beyond that, it also allows CRD to cultivate new talent in this community where two candidates can make a real impact in the lives of young people while furthering their own education and career. We are grateful to AmeriCorps Massachusetts and Northeastern University for creating the space and opportunity for us to be part of this program.”

For an 11-month commitment and 1,700 hours of service Fellows receive:

  • AmeriCorps Education Award up to $6,195
  • Monthly travel allowance
  • Over 170 hours of professional development
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Opportunity to pursue free coursework at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies (undergraduate or graduate)
  • 25% course discount at Northeastern University’s College of Professional Studies following the completion of the program

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If you or anyone in your network knows of a potential candidate that loves working with young people, believes in building community, and wants to further their professional development, click here to learn more about the opportunity.

Please contact Casey Bell, Manager of Secondary Out of School Time Programs if you have any questions.

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The AmeriCorps Massachusetts Promise Fellowship (MPF) at Northeastern University grew from the America’s Promise Alliance, a collaborative network based on “5 Promises” that form the conditions youth need to succeed: Caring Adults, Safe Spaces, A Healthy Start, An Effective Education, and Opportunities to Serve. 

America’s Promise is a thought leader in dropout prevention, closing the opportunity gap, and supporting young people beyond high school. They have disseminated research on the 5 Promises as effective interventions to support young people in graduating from high school and moving on to college and careers. MPF believes all young people in Massachusetts have a right to these Promises and delivers related interventions in Out of School Time (OST) settings to increase youth academic engagement – a key factor in dropout prevention – as defined by an improvement in youth-reported attitudes towards school and future aspirations.

Through the Promises and research-based academic engagement interventions, MPF supports schools, city agencies, and community-based organizations in the effort to help youth reach their full potential. Fellows lead academic enrichment and college and career exploration projects for at these host sites a year of service.

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Susan Petroni is the former editor for SOURCE. She is the founder of the former news site, which as of May 1, 2023, is now a self-publishing community bulletin board. The website no longer has a journalist but a webmaster.