Message from the community: MPL is looking for high school graduates to work in schools, libraries and community organizations
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The Milwaukee Public Library (MPL) is seeking high school graduates interested in 21st century learning and fostering developing relationships with students to work in Milwaukee schools and libraries starting this fall. The program, a joint effort between MPL and AmeriCorps, aims to help young people develop a love of reading, increase information literacy, and build relationships that help bridge the gap between academic learning and outside school.
During their service, MPL AmeriCorps members will work in libraries, schools, and community organizations to teach standards-aligned lessons to students in grades 4 through 10 on topics ranging from robotics to conservation. soils through the coding of computer programs. Members will also lead hands-on activities and provide homework assistance to students after school at MPL branch libraries.
MPL AmeriCorps members must be at least 18 years of age and have a high school diploma or equivalent. During their 11-month tenure, MPL AmeriCorps members will receive an annual living allowance of $20,000, health insurance, and funds that can be applied to student loans or future higher education opportunities. Additionally, members will receive weekly professional development, including resume workshops, interview techniques, professional mentoring, and more.
About MPL AmeriCorps
The AmeriCorps MPL program is made possible by $1.5 million in funding from AmeriCorps, the federal agency for national service and community service. Funding was provided to the library through the Milwaukee Public Library Foundation, which MPL gratefully acknowledges, as well as generous support from Herb Kohl Philanthropies, the American Family Institute, and the Northwestern Mutual Foundation . MPL AmeriCorps is also made possible through support from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. Special thanks also to Milwaukee area school partners, including Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) and Seton Catholic Schools. Additional partners are being finalized.