AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) is an education focused National Service program. We collaborate with schools that share our mission of increasing the academic success of K-12 students in Buffalo, NY. We provide these partner schools and programs with full-time (40/hrs. a week) ABLE members who are hardworking, experienced, committed and passionate about making a positive change in our community. Members receive support and mentoring during their term of service through monthly professional development trainings, working with school leaders on a daily basis, and staff check-ins at partner sites.We are currently seeking individuals who can serve for twelve (12) months full-time from September 2015 through August 2016. If you are interested in gaining experience in a school setting, working with urban youth and making a difference in our community, the ABLE program gives you the opportunity to do so.Host Site: Cradle Beach Project SOARProject SOAR (Success, Opportunity, Achievement, Responsibility) is an in-school program offered by Cradle Beach that is focused on increasing attendance, grades and improving behavior. This program brings Cradle Beach staff into the classroom, working with the children on a daily basis. Services provided include daily mentoring, tutoring and academic support.