Do you know of a family member or friend that is a recent college graduate that would be interested in helping Ohio students go to college and succeed? Encourage them to #bethegreatergood and spend a gap year serving their community through AmeriCorps! 

In order to effectively provide its services throughout Greater Cleveland, College Now works with AmeriCorps members who serve alongside advisors in area high schools, community venues, and in the downtown Cleveland Resource Center. Currently, College Now’s AmeriCorps program is recruiting talented individuals who want to make a difference to join their AmeriCorps team. Seventy positions are available statewide, with 37 positions right here in Cleveland. Other locations include: Columbus, Cincinnati, Marietta, Yellow Springs, Canton, Youngstown, Oberlin, Zanesville.

Positions begin August 1, 2019. Detailed position descriptions can be found  HERE.

College Now’s AmeriCorps program places recent college grads into middle schools, high schools and community centers to serve alongside professional school counselors and other school faculty to help guide traditionally underserved young people and get them the information and knowledge they need and deserve to prepare for, access and complete a postsecondary credential.

In return for providing 1,700 hours of service over 11 months, AmeriCorps members receive:

  • compensation that includes a living allowance up to $13,992, health insurance, and a $6,095 Education Award that can be used to repay qualified student loans or for future education expenses.
  • Ample training, professional development, networking opportunities and a support and advising system for your avenues of interest – graduate school, teacher licensure program, career building – for “Life After the Corps.” 
  • An overall great entry-level career experience.
  • The opportunity to make a difference while serving your community and helping students reach their higher education dreams.
  • A productive way to spend a gap year!

Informational sessions and on-site interviews are being held throughout the summer at College Now's Post Office Plaza offices (1500 West 3rd Street, Suite 125, Cleveland, OH 44113). Individuals interested in attending should make sure to bring their resumes. Dates for the information sessions are as follows:

  • Thursday, June 6: 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 20: 1:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, June 27: 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 9: 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 16: 1:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, July 30: 1:00 p.m.

Contact Deanna Jarvis at  or Jennylee Gandarilla at  with questions.