CAN After School Program Assistant

Work study only (Um and EMU Students)

Fall 2019 & Winter/Spring 2020

Program Assistants are essential staff members to CAN's After School Programs (ASP). They assist the After School Program Director with maintaining center policies and procedures and support the children and volunteers to achieve the best after-school experience possible.


It is the responsibility of the Program Assistants to create an atmosphere in which all students, volunteers, and collaborators feel welcome and valued, are optimally and productively engaged, and have the materials, tools, space, and support to accomplish their goals.


Some duties include, but are not limited to:


  • Build meaningful relationships with CAN's children and youth as a role model and mentor

  • Preparing the center/classroom for program (i.e. meal/snack prep, clean and organize, etc.), participate in pre-ASP meeting

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  • Welcoming guests as they arrive (other staff, volunteers, students, families, etc.)

  • Assisting volunteers and students through the academic rotations and other ASP activities.


  • Clean and organize the center/classroom for use the following morning, participate in post-ASP debrief



  • Must be work study eligible through the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University


  • Must be able to work at least two days a week from about 3:00-7:00pm (times will vary),


  • Experience with children and youth (preferred)


  • Comfortable with managing students (K-12) and volunteers (16+)

Interested? Contact Derrick Miller to learn more. │ 734.994.2985 ext. 101


AmeriCorps VISTA: Make a Difference

Rolling Enrollment Through August 2020 (see table below)

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  • Must be at least 18 years of age
    (as required through AmeriCorps VISTA)

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills

  • Self-directed worker willing to take initiative and risks

  • Able to work in a flexible environment

  • Able to commit to 40-hour work week for one year

  • Looking for candidates with experience in education/curriculum development, graphic design, marketing & communications, business, nonprofit management, social work, public health, or dietetics/nutrition

  • Experience in other specializations welcome if they are a good fit for CAN's needs 

AmeriCorps VISTAs with CAN are passionate about social justice and are seeking to develop professional, capacity-building experience for one year with a nonprofit dedicated to partnering with families to create better futures for themselves and improve the communities in which they live.

Contact CAN Executive Director, Derrick Miller, for more information at or (734) 994-2985 ext. 101.

CAN is a proud sponsor of AmeriCorps VISTA

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CAN Mission Statement


Community Action Network partners with children, youth, and families from under-resourced Washtenaw County neighborhoods to create better futures for themselves, and improve the communities in which they live.

Community Action Network | P.O. Box 130076, Ann Arbor, MI 48113

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