Freedom School Servant Leader Intern, CYDC

Contact Name: 

Margretta Smith

Location of Job (city): 




Nature and Scope

CDF’s mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. The CDF Freedom Schools® program is a direct service initiative coordinated nationally by the Children’s Defense Fund in partnership with local community organizations. It is an educational and cultural enrichment program that provides summer options for children and strengthens family and community involvement. The program serves children in grades kindergarten through twelfth for five to eight weeks. The activity based curriculum, which is aligned to the Common Core State Standards, integrates reading, conflict resolution, and social action, and is designed to promote social, cultural, and historical awareness.

College-age young adults and recent college graduates play a key role in the CDF Freedom Schools program in the position of Servant Leader Intern. Each CDF Freedom Schools Servant Leader Intern serves as the teacher for a maximum of 10 students. Servant Leader Interns have access to further leadership development and networking opportunities geared toward continued direct service and advocacy on behalf of children and families.


Deliver the Integrated Reading Curriculum to a class of no more than ten students for six weeks (June 18th – July 27th, 2018), according to the standards developed by the Children’s Defense Fund and CYDC.

Set-up and breakdown classroom space, including securing and organizing the appropriate materials.

Collaborate with staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment for the children entrusted to my care.

Serve as a Harambee! Lead each day of program operation.

Serve as a leader of afternoon activities and other special events; chaperone field trips.

Participate in weekly Parents’ Meetings.




Job Responsibilities: 


§ Supervise students at all times.

§ Set up, manage and break down classroom space according to standards developed by CDF.

§ Engage a maximum of 10 students per class in the Integrated Reading Curriculum as outlined in the guide provided by CDF.

§ Attend all required trainings.

§ Serve as Harambee leaders, afternoon activities facilitators, and field trip chaperones.

§ Collaborate with other staff to establish and maintain a supportive and structured environment for the students entrusted in their care.

§ Report any issues or concerns regarding students in the program to the Site Coordinator.

Job Reports To: 


Job Qualifications: 



§ Must have completed at least one year of college and have plans to complete the college degree (typical age range is 18-30)

§ Maintain or have graduated with at least a 3.0 G.P.A.

§ Ability to motivate others and work as part of an intergenerational team

§ Strong appreciation and understanding of individual cultural history and the willingness to be open and respectful of all cultures

§ Exhibit positive attitude; model a mature and professional demeanor

§ Excellent written and verbal skills

Submit Resumes To (Name): 

Human Resources

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Deadline to Apply: 

Thursday, 31 May 2018