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Become a member of our fun, caring, and passionate team!

Working as a staff member or serving as an AmeriCorps member at Aspire includes opportunities for professional and personal development, collaboration, and growth… and makes a lasting impact in the life of Aspire students.

Join Our Team at Aspire
Join Our Team at Apsire After School

Aspire believes representation matters and students thrive when they build positive connections with staff, AmeriCorps members, and volunteers who reflect the rich diversity, cultural backgrounds, and many languages of our students and families. Aspire commits to furthering our equity and access values by developing, attracting, and retaining a diverse team and creating pathways for employment for former students and members of the communities we serve.

Learn more about how we live our values on our About Us page and our focus areas through our current strategic plan.

We are always looking to recruit AmeriCorps members and staff with diverse language backgrounds. 74% of our students come from non-English speaking households, and we’re always recruiting AmeriCorps members and staff who can speak with them in their own language to enrich their learning experiences.

Why Aspire?

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"Aspire is a place where kids feel secure and receive the extra support they need to succeed in school and life. I'm privileged to be part of Aspire and have the opportunity to serve the community and especially the kids. That's one of the reasons my daughter attends Aspire, and my son is now serving as an AmeriCorps Member."


AmeriCorps Member
Gabrielle Moore

"My journey with Aspire has been truly rewarding. From starting as an AmeriCorps member to eventually becoming the program manager, I have had the privilege of witnessing the incredible growth and success of the underserved 3rd through 5th graders I worked and served with. Their determination and progress have been my motivation, and I am grateful for the opportunity to make a lasting impact on their literacy skills and overall development."


Program Manager
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"I am proud to have served as an AmeriCorps Member for Aspire Afterschool Learning for two years. Working with the students and witnessing their growth and development firsthand was incredibly fulfilling. It was an honor to be a part of an organization dedicated to providing a safe and enriching environment for these young learners, and I know that my service made a real difference in their lives."


AmeriCorps Member
Anna Faulkner

“I’m just always amazed at what our AmeriCorps brings to our community.”

Anna Faulkner

Program Director
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"As an Aspire AmeriCorps Volunteer Coordinator, I am privileged to witness the transformative power of service every day. Guiding dedicated individuals towards impactful volunteer opportunities is not just a service opportunity; it's a passion that fuels positive change in communities."


AmeriCorps Member
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"Aspire is a good fit for me because it's about being of service rather than a job. The afterschool community program fills a gap between home and regular school. It is a support system for immigrant children and families, as well as a space that motivates students to come, cooperate, and participate in a friendly and meaningful program."


AmeriCorps Member
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"The thing I enjoy most about Aspire is serving with the kids and meeting new faces that I get to see every day, as well as taking on new challenges with my own personal tasks, like developing spreadsheets and compiling iReady test scores. I've decided to come back for another term because of the great work environment Aspire provides and the tremendous people who I serve with every day."


AmeriCorps Member
Victoria Park

"I joined in October 2019 as an AmeriCorps member and transitioned to the role of Program Associate in August 2022. Working with the students and witnessing their growth, both in their academics and social-emotional development, within the safe space Aspire created has been an incredible privilege."


Program Coordinator
Abby from AmeriCorps

“It is crucial that young learners build their literacy skills in order to succeed later on. I am proud to work at an organization that provides students with the support and community they need to grow as learners and as members of their community.”


AmeriCorps Member
Paula Fynboh

“One of the things I love most about working with Aspire is seeing how immediate our impact is. Aspire provides this very individualized, hands-on support that results in tangible progress for our students. I see that impact every day with our students, our families, and in the Arlington community.”

Paula Fynboh

Executive Director
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"When I first started with Aspire I was an Urban Alliance Intern, and I was just helping out in the classrooms, but I knew that I wanted to do more so I became an AmeriCorps Member. It definitely has its challenges, but it brings a sense of great purpose to my life, and I’m glad I’m staying another year. I love being an AmeriCorps Member."


AmeriCorps Member

Making an impact with your AmeriCorps service at Aspire

Aspire's Learning Links AmeriCorps program delivers real results for children in Arlington, VA by providing a critical link across the three main aspects of a child's daily experience: school, afterschool, and home/community. Learn more about our AmeriCorps program roles and how you can make a difference in the life of an Aspire student here.

How to apply for an AmeriCorps Position:

Step One: Review open AmeriCorps positions here. 

Step Two: Send a resume (required) and cover letter (optional) to with your desired position in the subject line, or please fill out this brief AmeriCorps Application.

Step Three: A member of our team will review your application and contact you for an interview.

Program Year 2024-2025 AmeriCorps Positions:

Summer AmeriCorps Positions:

Please check back frequently for open positions.

Staff Positions:

Please check back frequently for open positions.

Equal Opportunity Employment

Aspire Afterschool Learning is an equal opportunity employer and we value having members of our team who come from communities that are most impacted by the educational opportunity gap. Aspire Aspire Afterschool Learning shall not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion (creed), gender, age, national origin (ancestry), disability, marital status, sexual orientation, or military status, in any of its activities or operations. These activities include, but are not limited to, hiring and firing of staff, selection of volunteers, selection of vendors, and provision of services.