Opportunities for Involvement

Within the Rochford College Access Program (RCAP) we have several opportunities for University of Redlands students to get involved. Please read below for brief descriptions and applications. ALL staff (Mentors and Fellows) must complete Redlands Unified School District volunteer clearance paperwork. RUSD volunteer clearance paperwork can be obtained at the RUSD district office or from the RCAP office (#105) in the School of Education.

Rochford Mentors
Starting Fall 2020, RCAP mentoring will be offered in the School of Education from 6-7pm Monday-Thursday evenings. Mentors work with scholars on their homework assignments, projects, and supplemental educational activities. Applicants will be interviewed, and if hired, will need to complete Redlands Unified School District clearance in order to begin working as mentors. Please contact Dr. Greg Hamilton with any questions.

Rochford Fellows
There are four opportunities (English, math, college access, and families) to be involved with our Saturday Academies* which are held six-eight times per semester. Fellows choose one team to be part of according to RCAP needs and their skill sets. Fellows will be expected to meet with their teams to prepare for Saturday Academies and to actively facilitate instruction at Saturday Academies. Applicants will be interviewed, and if hired, will need to complete Redlands Unified School District clearance in order to begin working as fellows. Please contact Jennifer King with any questions.

1. English supplemental instruction:We are looking for team members who would like to get some hands-on experience designing curriculum, planning lessons, and teaching our English sessions. This is done collaboratively as a team with input from a team lead and using RUSD standards as a guide. The goal of this English supplemental instruction is to help students have grade-level, or above, skills all while having FUN!

2. Math supplemental instruction: Again, we are looking for team members who would like to get some hands-on experience designing curriculum, planning lessons, and teaching our math sessions. This is done collaboratively as a team with input from a team lead and using RUSD standards as a guide. The math team has adopted Project Based Learning as the method for integrating math skills into applicable, real-world, and FUN lessons.

3. College Preparation/Access: This team works together to design fun, engaging activities and curriculum that will prepare students for college, help them learn who they are and what they want to be, and expose them to information and expectations they were previously unaware of. The design and plan for each grade level of Rochford Scholars will be different in order to meet needs appropriately. *Beginning Fall 2020, there will be an opportunity to work with our high school scholars in their college access class which will meet Wednesday evenings twice monthly.

4. Family Academy: All Rochford Scholars will be the first in their families to attend college. As such, their families attend their own academies to learn how to support their children in the best ways possible and to familiarize themselves with the college preparation and higher education. These parents are highly committed to attending these academies and want to do everything they can to help their children. Spanish speakers are needed but it is not required in order to be part of this unique team. *Beginning Fall 2020, there will be an opportunity to work with our high school families six times through the school year on Wednesday evenings.