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Great place to work
Help Desk Specialist (Former Employee), Boston, MAAugust 25, 2014
I love Citizen schools they gave me great opportunities to grow and learn but they didn't have room to advance my career.
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long hours, little appreciation
Teaching Fellow (Former Employee), Boston, MAAugust 5, 2014
Pros: teaching apprenticeships with citizen teachers
This is a two year fellowship but I quit after completing one year. There was a lot micromanagement. My work hours were 8am-6pm M-Thurs and 8 am-2 pm on Fridays. On top of that the teaching fellows are expected to work on the weekends to make sure we are working the 50-55 hours Americorps "requires." Work/life balance was horrible.
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Great working and learning experience
Teaching Associate (Former Employee), Boston, MAJuly 21, 2014
The staff was great. The students were challenging but worth every second of it.
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Good job right out of college
teaching fellow (Former Employee), Oakland, CAMay 29, 2014
I didn't have a lot of experience but wanted to continue working with youth. They do give you a lot of training but it is a hard job that doesn't pay a lot and requires a lot of hours.
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Working with students
Team Leader (Former Employee), New York, NYSeptember 13, 2013
Pros: flexability
Cons: healthcare, short lunches
The day would begin with meeting up with students, starting with a team-builder. The rest of the day consisted around academic support and community building. Managment was very adamant about the culture, so training was often. This helped co-workers to work as a group, but also indepedently. This was to implemented for learners to model.

The hardest – more... pary of my job was learning how to deal with a clasroom of metamorphosing teenagers and the most enjoyable was succeeding at inspiring one for the betterment. – less
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Difficult, fulfilling and worth the experience
Teaching Fellow, Regional Academic Program Lead (Former Employee), Campbell, CASeptember 3, 2013
The two year fellowship at Citizen Schools is perfect for recent graduates or people looking to start their career in education and non-profits.
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Hard work, long hours, good cause, always interesting
Teaching Fellow (Former Employee), Oakland, CAAugust 3, 2013
Pros: good people.
Cons: insane workload (varies on location)
If you want to go into Ed, this is a good organization to be involved with. It is challenging and offers many opportunities for growth, but the amount of work is extremely taxing. I have no ill feelings toward the organization, but I had to exit after one year because it truly took everything out of me and I had no time for advancing my own education – more... or having a social life. I am not someone who will be pursuing a career in education however- if I were, I most likely would have stayed. – less
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Good intentions, mediocre execution and results
Teaching Fellow (Former Employee), Houston, TXJuly 22, 2013
Pros: health insurance is great
I spent most of my time preparing for classes and behavior management strategy. Communication with volunteers was essential to my work as well. Some of my co-workers were great, while many were not the most competent. The most difficult aspect of the job was juggling so many things at once. My direct supervisor was great, but she has left the organization. – more... I learned an incredible amount about teaching and working in low-income public schools, but not much professional development. – less
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Teach middle school students at after school program.
Teaching Associate (Current Employee), Durham, NCMarch 5, 2013
Pros: i get to plan about 40 percent of my hours.
Cons: not enough hours to do my job the best i can
A typical day begins with a staff meeting about information that will be due during the week and the schedule during the week. For three hours after school I help students with homework and tutoring, teach a lesson and facilitate recess. I keep in contact with families, volunteer teachers and school day teachers to work in the best interests of the – more... students academically and socially. My co-workers are other teachers who are very supportive and always wiling to share best practices. The toughest part of the job is fitting all the lesson planning, contacting outside resources, and meetings with the 27 hours I am allotted each week. The most enjoyable part of the job is being able to help low income middle school students see how important college is and to begin to work towards that at this age. – less
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Unforgettable
Deputy Team Leader (Former Employee), DORCHESTER, MADecember 26, 2012
A typical day at work was never the same as the last. I learned how to deal with different individuals my age. I personal knew some of the senior management, because they were so involved in that time. My co-workers were easy to get along with and I still have fond memories of them today. The hardest part of the job at that time was trying to stay professional – more... when you're not in a professional situation. The most enjoyable part of the job was certainly the students that we taught every Saturday. – less
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Great place to work for Professional Development and a great opportunity to work in Educational Reform
National Teaching Fellow (Current Employee), Roxbury, MAOctober 16, 2012
Typical Schedule
Morning Partnerships 9-11
Lunch/Travel 11-12
Campus Prep 12-2
Citizen Schools Program 2:20-5

This job allows you to work with middle school students in a very unique way. Through training and professional development we are given tools to help our students know and reach their potential.
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Excellent place to begin a career working with inner city youth
Teaching Associate (Current Employee), Charlotte, NCJuly 12, 2012
Pros: good benefits, paid weekly, decent hours, and ample time to work and complete tasks.
Cons: being this is a non profit advancement is difficult.
I can honestly say that I enjoyed working for Citizen Schools. Our typical day began when the school day ended, but working with the students and seeing their growth made time fly.
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Energy!!!!!!!
Deputy Director (Current Employee), Springfield, MAMay 3, 2012
This place is full of culture and energy. The atmosphere is a fun experience and I love going and sitting on the big red stairs.
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Very benefital program that really helps in a lot of aspects in life.
Volunteer (Current Employee), Boston, MAMarch 8, 2012
Volunteered since 8th grade and it helped me become a more outgoing and interactive person. Great environment full of supportive and positive energy.

About Citizen Schools

If our nation was founded on the concept of citizen soldiers, Citizen Schools is like boot camp for citizen students. The non-profit – Read more