COVID considerations

Can I still apply to be a Public Ally at Eagle Rock for the 2021-2022 school year?

Yes, Eagle Rock is currently accepting applications for the 2021-2022 school year, with start dates beginning in August 2021. We will continue to process new and submitted applications and conduct virtual interviews with applicants nationwide. Please refer to our How To Apply page for more information.

We continue to plan and adjust the way we serve students and we continue to monitor and update plans for starting the new school year amid the COVID-19 pandemic. One thing remains clear—more than ever, our students will need talented people like you to help them continue to dream big and strive for academic success.

Why should I consider applying or serving with Public Allies at this time?

We are all adapting to the rapidly evolving COVID-19 situation. Though the impact of this pandemic is wide-reaching and affects all of us, we know that the disruption caused by the pandemic will disproportionately impact students and families in the systemically under-resourced communities Eagle Rock serves.

Now, more than ever, our students need people like you who believe in them and their future. Serving at Eagle Rock as a Public Allies AmeriCorps member this year will be a unique and critical opportunity to help students reconnect with their school community, re-engage in their learning.

Additionally, Public Allies is an opportunity for you to gain professional experience and develop key skills that will help you in your career. These skills such as Teaching, Facilitation and Youth Work will help you stand out as you pursue your next opportunity after Public Allies at Eagle Rock.

What adjustments has Public Allies at Eagle Rock made due to the pandemic?

Eagle Rock continues to abide by guidance from local and national health officials to ensure that we are prioritizing the safety of our Public Allies AmeriCorps members and staff and reducing the likelihood of virus transmission on our campus.

How is Public Allies at Eagle Rock supporting AmeriCorps members during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The safety and well-being of our AmeriCorps members and the students they serve is our top priority. Our staff has continued to work to ensure AmeriCorps members are being supported, both professionally and personally.

Eagle Rock provides appropriate personal protection equipment to Public Allies AmeriCorps members, staff, and students including facial coverings and sanitation materials to limit exposure to the virus.

Public Allies AmeriCorps members will continue to receive their full weekly living stipends, health benefits, and educational loan deferrals during their service, regardless of how they are providing service to Eagle Rock.