Saint Francis School
Goal of Program:To provide high standard academic opportunities to a multi cultural student body. St. Francis of Assisi School serves the Jicarilla Apache Nation in Dulce, New Mexico, and the people of Lumberton, a rural ranching community. Many of Lumberton's citizens are Hispanic. Our mission is: to teach and live the Gospel message of Jesus Christ through family involvement in worship, evangelization, education and service.
Type of Placement:Teaching grades K-8, Title I, teacher's aide.
Service Area:Lumberton & Dulce in northern New Mexico.
Service Length:10 months: August 1 through May 31.
Requirements:Men and women, single and couples. Must be 21 years or older. Must have a BS or BA degree. Education degree not necessary but helpful. Preferably Catholic, but not a requirement.
Financial Arrangement:Monthly stipend, housing, two meals on school days, medical insurance.
Living Arrangements:Volunteers live with other volunteers in community. Each volunteer has own bedroom. Shared eating and socializing areas.
Program Size:10-12 volunteers
Training:Two weeks of orientation on-site at St. Francis School, beginning August 1. Orientation includes familiarizing volunteers with curriculum and materials, training in teaching methods, introducing the staff to the local culture. Two-day in-service seminars are presented by the Diocese of Gallup.
Application Deadline:June 30 or until all positions are filled.