The Community for Youth administrative offices are located at:
999 Third Avenue, Suite 1080
Seattle, WA 98104
Phone: (206) 325-8480
Community for Youth’s mission is to inspire and support the social, emotional, and academic development of students through mentoring, learning experiences, and a powerful community.
How We Work
Community for Youth (CfY) is a Seattle-based nonprofit with over 30 years of experience transformation of teens, mentors, and community in South Seattle through one-on-one mentorship, community building activities, and facilitated workshops. CfY has a unique model of curriculum which provides community building opportunities for students and mentors alike.
CfY offers an academic year (October – June) program that is designed to step past traditional mentoring practices and offer a “Critical Mentoring” experience that centers the young person, that addresses the systems and environments that shape a young person’s experience, and that partners with young people to provide opportunity brokering and social change. Critical mentoring is about activism and resistance: resistance to racism and oppression; activism to make impactful social change by leveraging the mentoring relationship and powerful community we co-create with our students and mentors.
Essential Functions of the Member Position
Camp: Each learning community of students and mentors attends an overnight camp for two nights and three days at the start of the program. The purpose of these camps is for students and mentors to get to know each other and build community in order to inform their match selection. The Program Liaison will assist with these camps by:
The above member description includes the majority, but not all of the Program Liaison’s roles and responsibilities. We are a small nonprofit and assist each other with projects that arise throughout the year. It is our expectation that our member will be flexible and excited about collaborating as a team to achieve a shared goal. We are also committed to our AmeriCorps members learning about areas they are interested in by tailoring the experience to a reasonable degree.
Additional member responsibilities per Washington Service Corps:
WSC members may be deployed to help support disaster response and/or recovery efforts. Sponsor organizations must agree to release members for short term duration to assist with these efforts. Deployment may be waived if it presents undue hardship for an individual member. All deployments would be requested by the WSC unless your host organization is a disaster response organization, where any requests for deployment would require initial approval by the WSC.
Qualifications and Desired Qualities
What Members can Expect from CfY
Community for Youth honors the individual journey and process of each of its students, volunteers and staff members. We strive to bring our best selves to our relationships with one another as a community. We promote a positive, collaborative, honest and dynamic team environment, where self-care is at the forefront.
Stephen Song, Director of Programs, will be the primary supervisor of the Program Liaison. Stephen will provide regular and ongoing training, support and guidance.
Work Schedule and Compensation
This is a 40 hour per week position and will be compensated based on the AmeriCorps monthly stipend. Daily hours are between the hours and 8:00 and 5:00, though some evening and weekend work will be required, in which case flex time is awarded.
Please email Stephen Song at email@example.com with a resume and cover letter outlining why you are a qualified, competitive candidate for this position.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Community for Youth is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all applicants and employees regardless of race, religion, national origin, gender, marital status, age, the presence of a disability, or any other basis prohibited by applicable federal, state or local laws. Our equal opportunity policy applies to all phases of employment, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, supervision, training, upgrading, transfer, compensation, benefits, promotion, education and recreation, layoff and termination.