Make an impact in your community as an AmeriCorps Member with Promise Corps.




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We have two full-time service programs with Promise Corps.

  • AmeriCorps State & National | Directly serve your community at a school site or community center. All AmeriCorps Members serve full time over an 11 month service term.

    • College & Career Ambassador | College and Career Ambassadors will work with high school students and families to ensure that students graduate from high school on track for post-secondary success. Ambassadors will also help students develop an awareness of the many paths and opportunities offered by post-secondary studies as well as how to best manage potential challenges that can arise and how to best related to postsecondary opportunities.

    • Tutor | The Academic Tutor will provide targeted intervention to students in our Promise Neighborhood schools. Members will be assigned a host school where they will provide strategic before, during and after school enrichment. In addition, members will work within the classroom to provide 1:1 and small group tutoring to students who have been identified as off-track in English Language Arts or Math.

    • Volunteer Engagement Project Leader | Develop and implement programs to engage external volunteers that support the work of the Promise Neighborhood and Promise Zone. Actively recruit and train volunteers for their assigned projects.

  • AmeriCorps VISTA | Our VISTA members specialize on creating sustainable and capacity building projects. Our VISTA roles are typically in community development, education technology,  family engagement, student success, or programming operations. VISTAs serve full time over a 12 month service term.





What are the benefits of joining Promise Corps?

  • Stipend | As an AmeriCorps Member, you’ll receive an annual stipend that is distributed on a bi-weekly basis.

  • Health Benefits | All of our AmeriCorps members are eligible for medical insurance at no cost for the member.

  • Segal Education Award | AmeriCorps Members earn an education award of $5,775 after successfully completing their term of service.

  • Loan Forbearance | Once you have started your service term, you may be eligible for student loan forbearance on qualifying federal student loans

  • Childcare | Childcare assistance is available through AmeriCorps for those who qualify.

  • Professional Development | At Youth Policy Institute, we are committed to supporting our AmeriCorps Members in their future professional and educational endeavors. We provide a comprehensive pre-service orientation at the start of each program year to ensure that our members have the skills needed to be successful in your term with us. In addition to this, we also provide ongoing professional development days, reflection activities and shadow-days, where our members can spend the day shadowing someone in a  career field of interest.



Anything else I should know?

  • Service Terms | All of our State & National Members serve full time to complete 1700 hours between late August 2016 and June 2017. All of our VISTA members serve full time from early August 2016 through the end of July 2017.

  • Uniform | All of our State & National Members are required to wear a uniform each day. YPI will provide members with several pieces, such as polo shirts and a jacket.

  • Where We Serve | Our service sites are spread across the City of Los Angeles, with most positions being located in Hollywood or the northeast San Fernando Valley. 



How can I join the Promise Corps team?

You can apply today! We’re looking for driven individuals who have a desire to serve and passion for enacting YPI’s mission. Our applications for 2016-2017 positions are currently being accepted.

If you are interested in joining our team, please complete the appropriate application for the position you are interested in. You can find all of our positions and their respective applications below:


Still have questions? Send us an email at [email protected] and we’ll follow-up as soon as we can.










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