Partners for Education at Berea College


What is the KY College Coaches program?

KY College Coaches (KCC) is an AmeriCorps program run by Northern Kentucky University in partnership with Berea College, KY Higher Education Assistance Authority (KHEAA) and the Area Technology Centers (ATC’s). Kentucky College Coaches work to ensure that high school students, especially first generation college-going, low-income and minority students, get the information and knowledge they need to make educated decisions and plans for their future.

What skills and qualifications are you looking for?

We are looking for individuals that want to make a difference in the lives of our high school students. Members must have a college degree, be eligible to work in the United States, and pass all state and federal background checks required to work with students.

How can I be a part of the KY College Coaches program?

KY College Coaches and Berea College are now filling positions for the 2013-2014 school year at Clay, Jackson, Estill, and Madison Central high schools. To apply, send an email with an attached resume and cover letter to Rachel Tsvetanov ( In the cover letter, indicate which schools you are interested in serving with.

Is AmeriCorps a job?

No, AmeriCorps is not a job.  AmeriCorps KY College Coaches is a ten-month service commitment. Members gain extensive skills and experiences while making a difference in the lives of young people in Kentucky.

What benefits would I get as a PartnerCorps member?

KY College Coaches serve for ten months and receive a living allowance each month ($1,210), basic health insurance, and, if eligible, childcare assistance.  At the end of the service period, members receive an education award of approximately $5,500. In addition, members can apply to have their student loan payments suspended (put into forbearance) during their service period.

What is an education award?

AmeriCorps members earn an education award of approximately $5,500 after they complete a full term of service. An education award can only be used to pay for post-secondary education or to repay student loans.  Members over the age of 55 can transfer their education awards to their children, their foster children, or their grandchildren.

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