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Access to Success West Texas

WHO WE ARE:

Access to Success West Texas (R2O HP) is a state and regional collaboration that aims to close gaps in access to opportunity through the attainment of post-secondary training, education, and skills building centered around under-resourced and rural communities. Our mission is to augment existing systems and help in building a more supportive, resilient, inclusive, and equitable environment through opportunity, engagement, and investment where all people thrive in sustainable careers and communities.

WHAT WE DO:

Mentor, advise, and provide academic coaching to local high school and community college students and adult learners pursuing a post-secondary desgree or certification. We walk beneficiaries through the process of researching programs and institutions, assessing their specific skill sets to find suitable career pathways, filling out applications, completing Federal Financial Aid, writing scholarship essays, academic coaching for college entrance exams and encouraging and supporting others to be successful not only getting to post-seoncdary but throughtout their journey to a degree or certification and finding a living wage job. 

WHAT IS AMERICORPS?

AmeriCorps is a network of national community service programs providing a wide range of services to be the greater good and get things done in America.

HOW TO APPLY:

Visit https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/search.do to apply and learn more about each position

  1. Access and Success Coach: targeted at the High School level
    • Work with area high school students to guide and support them in their postsecondary goals. 
  2. Success Coach: targeted at College level
    • Formerly known as the BUFF Mentoring Program. Success Coaches are assigned to WTAMU or another area Community College (Amarillo College, Frank Phillips, and Clarendon College). Coaches mentor and advise current college students through their current coursework
  3. Resource Coach: targeted at High School and College level as well as working with adult learners; Works alongside our parterners No Limits No Excuses (NLNE) and connects other members and beneficiaries to resources. 

Current Positions available are Quarter-Time (450 hours) and Minimum Time (300 hours) hours are to be served from January 2021-August 2021

BENEFITS TO A YEAR OF NATIONAL SERVICE

  • Earn a monthly living allowance 
  • Earn a Segal Education Award to help pay for college tuition and educational expenses
  • Professional and personal growth

Contacts

Misty Rueda
Program Director
mrueda@wtamu.edu
806-651-2247

 

Alison Cuellar
Member Experience Coordinator
acuellar@wtamu.edu
806-680-6634