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AmeriCorps Teaching Fellow – Middle School (Grades 5-8)

The Opportunity

AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows are asked to commit to a two-year fellowship intended to develop their knowledge and skills as an educator. As a member of the NativityMiguel Coalition, Covenant Prep is on an extended day program, running from approximately 7 AM to 5:30 PM and includes a Summer Academy in the month of July. Applicants should be committed to a challenging and rewarding service position.


AmeriCorps Teaching Fellows play an integral part in the life of the school, work as full-time teachers, and receive training and support from the Principal and mentor teachers. In addition to classroom teaching responsibilities, Fellows participate in the school’s advisory, athletics/activities, and service programs.



  • Teach (or co-teach) approximately three classes

  • Serve as an advisor to small group of students

  • Supervise school-day activities 

  • Supervise/lead/coach afternoon activities

  • Coordinate other school programs as assigned by the principal

  • Obtain necessary endorsement to drive school vans

  • Participate in Summer Academy in July

  • Other duties as assigned



  • Free housing in a school-managed townhouse with other AmeriCorps teaching fellows.

  • Stipend of $600 per month in first year and $800 per month in second year, subject to taxes. 

  • $125 meal stipend per month.

  • School-provided health, vision, and dental insurance, if needed.

  • AmeriCorps education award of approximately $6,495 annually at the end of each year of service (up to two years). 


Qualifications and Attitude

  • A bachelor’s degree (all majors welcome, teaching certificate not required).

  • Experience working with youth, middle school grades preferred.

  • A firm commitment to social justice and Covenant Prep’s mission.

  • Generosity of spirit, exceptional work ethic, flexibility, and a willingness to consistently learn.

About Covenant Prep

Covenant Preparatory School provides young men in grades 5 through 8 from underserved communities in Hartford the foundation required to successfully pursue higher education, to develop the strength of their character, and to inspire them to live with integrity as leaders committed to their communities.  More information about the school can be found on our website:


Covenant Preparatory School is strongly committed to equal opportunity for all its employees and actively seeks diverse candidates for employment. Covenant Prep does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identification, or any other characteristic protected by law. 


How to Apply

Interested candidates should email their resume and cover letter to Nikki Cannavo, Principal, at

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