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AmeriCorps Teaching Assistant at St. Martin de Porres Academy

This is an AmeriCorps Service position with Notre Dame Mission Volunteers. Members serve full time from August 16th - June 30th and receive a modest living stipend, education award, and additional benefits. 

Saint Martin de Porres Academy is an independent faith-inspired school located in New Haven, Connecticut close to the Yale University Campus. Our school is tuition free and provides a holistic, college-oriented academic curriculum for under-served children from low-income families. We serve children of all faiths, races and cultures through a 10-hour school day and an 11-month school year. Peace and non-violence education are an integral part of our curriculum. Every student plays an instrument. Our unique emphasis on experiential learning coupled with a 12-year commitment to each student helps to break the cycle of poverty, one precious child at a time.  

The NDA member's primary responsibilities will be as a Student Support Aide in classes with a Lead Teacher. Through this unique classroom environment, members will gain invaluable experience, which at times may include classroom facilitation with the support of the lead teacher. NDA members will receive comprehensive training with ongoing support and professional development. Fellows facilitate our Enrichment Offerings by coaching sports, facilitating arts and service activities, and chaperoning field trips in addition to assisting with major areas of school life. The entire atmosphere is one of collaboration, support and mutual learning. 


Primary Duties: 

  • Classroom Assistance
  • Coach sports and coordinate arts and/or service enrichment activities
  • Supervise recess, meals and academic hall
  • Chaperone field trips
  • Attend ongoing professional development, retreats and staff meetings
  • Support mission of the school wherever needed


  • Bachelor’s Degree Required
  • Driver’s License Preferred