Elementary Program Intern (Academic Year)
York Community Resource Center (YCRC)
YCRC is a multi-purpose community resource center serving Villa Park residents. Programs include after-school and summer programs for children and youth in 1st – 8th grades, supportive wrap-around services for program families and community organizing.
Elementary After School Program
The after school program for students in 1st-5thth grades offers educational support, teaches practical life skills, and offers other recreational and extracurricular activities intended to provide opportunities for students to engage in positive interactions and develop self-confidence and other pro-social skills.
The intern will work consistently alongside program staff in daily activities of the program. Responsibilities include providing homework assistance (small group and 1-1), developing relationships with program participants, assisting with implementation of life skills and other extracurriculars (Art, STEM, etc), and attending staff meetings. The intern will receive exposure to various aspects of the after school programming that support the academic and social-emotional learning of Elementary students. The intern will receive experience in the over-all working of a Christian, community-based social service ministry and will gain knowledge of the assets and challenges of the diverse community served by YCRC. The intern will have the opportunity to utilize Spanish-speaking skills (if desired) in interactions with bilingual students and will learn of the supportive resources available to students and families.
BA/BS student in social work, education, sociology, Spanish, or a related field. Previous experience with Elementary students preferred. Outreach seeks interns that demonstrate sensitivity to the needs of low-income and diverse populations who also support OCM’s Statement of Mission & Faith.
Monday-Friday; 2:00-6:00pm, up to 5 days per week; Internship days (and to some extent hours) are flexible and can be negotiated to be consistent with program requirements.
Individual supervision provided weekly by program staff.
Shalina Wozny | HR@outreachcommin.org | www.outreachcommunityministries.org