... and give middle school age students something to do, while being inspired to learn. The Glen Oak Community Learning Center and the Harrison Community Learning Center are waiting.
Citizen Schools is an non-profit organization that partners with middle schools across the United States to expand the learning day for low-income children. Its stated mission is "educating children and strengthening communities". Currently, Citizen Schools serves over 4,400 students and recruits over 4,000 volunteers over 37 program sites in 19 cities across 7 states. The center pieces of the Citizen Schools model are its apprenticeship programs run by volunteers that culminate in public demonstrations called WOW!s, and partnering with some middle schools to expand learning time for students. Citizen Schools offers the AmeriCorps National Teaching Fellowship providing a 2-year leadership development program with an optional enrollment in a Master's program in out-of-school learning.
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