Each year, Lutheran Volunteer Corps matches 90-95 full time Volunteers with social justice non-profit organizations across the U.S. This directory provides an overview of placement positions for the 2015-16 and 2016-17 program years. About 80% of LVC partner placement organizations re-apply each year and we also have new positions each year that may not yet be on this list.
LVC Applicants see available positions as part of the application and matching process, including more in depth position descriptions. To have the widest choice of positions, apply by our Round 1 January 15th deadline. There are significantly fewer positions available for the Round 2 April 1st deadline. Please contact email@example.com if you have particular questions about available positions.
Thurgood Marshall Academy grew out of the experience of law students and professors in the DC Street Law clinical program at Georgetown University Law Center who, while teaching at a neighborhood high school, witnessed how limited opportunities stunted the academic and social development of students. They also saw an opportunity to use legal principles as teaching tools to educate and empower the bright and energetic students they encountered.The founders collaborated with education experts and community members to create a school that would provide committed students with the academic and youth development resources they need to succeed and become active citizens. Thurgood Marshall Academy opened in 2001 with 80 9th-graders and added a grade each year until we served grades 9'12. Some of our key achievements include the 100% college acceptance rate of our eight graduating classes; the highest test scores of any non-selective high school in the city; the establishment of a benchmark assessment system that allows teachers to use data to drive instruction; the expansion of our professional development program; and the renovation of a landmark facility in Historic Anacostia into our permanent home. The mission of Thurgood Marshall Academy is to prepare students to succeed in college and to actively engage in our democratic society. As a law-themed school, Thurgood Marshall Academy's goal is to help students develop their own voices by teaching them the skills lawyers have the ability to solve complex problems, think critically, and advocate persuasively for themselves and their communities.In order to accomplish our mission, we function as both a school and a youth development organization by integrating a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum with in-school and after-school support programming such as academic tutoring, personalized mentoring, and one-on-one college guidance.
The Academics Associate's main responsibilities fall within the College Counseling department. The Academics Associate will join a three-person college counseling team whose mission it is to continue the 100% college acceptance rate of Thurgood Marshall Academy graduates. The team also works with students to secure college financing; the Class of 2014 earned over $5 million in grants and scholarships. The Academics Associate will also be responsible for substitute teaching, when needed, as well as providing support to the Academics team.