Public Allies Fellowship Program

Public Allies is a national movement committed to advancing social justice and equity by engaging and activating the leadership of young people. Eagle Rock School & Professional Development Center is both a full-scholarship alternative residential high school in Estes Park, CO, and a professional development center.  We are an antiracist, social justice organization, serving students that weren’t well-served in their previous school environments. We also support schools nationally to implement effective and engaging practices that foster each student’s unique potential and help young people use their minds well. 

Each year, we recruit a diverse group of young educators to serve an apprenticeship year in the Eagle Rock community as AmeriCorps Public Allies Fellows. The Public Allies Fellowship at Eagle Rock is a residential, community-based service opportunity for individuals who are passionate about alternative teaching and learning strategies, social justice, youth development and empowerment, and re-engaging high-school students in their education. The 2020-21 fellowship will engage 7 individuals to a comprehensive educator-development year of service where fellows will gain leadership, youth work, and teaching skills across the organization. Through varied experiences in and outside the classroom, fellows will earn their teaching license.

Fellow responsibilities include residential life programming, classroom instruction, and additional supports for students and the organization as a whole. Fellows will learn how to be well-rounded educators working with diverse students, acknowledging that learning happens everywhere, both for students and for instructors. In addition, fellows will be members of staff who are adjusting to the ever-changing demands of COVID-19, meaning that there will certainly be unforeseen responsibilities and roles. Fellows grow as leaders through trainings, mentorship, developing curriculum, creating student activities and events, designing Team Service Projects, and learning about innovative teaching strategies that are positively impacting Eagle Rock and schools around the country.

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Fellowship Positions: (link to full position descriptions and open positions)

  • Literature and Literacy Fellow (English)
  • Societies and Cultures Fellow (Social Studies)
  • Science Fellow
  • Math Fellow
  • World Languages Fellow
  • Visual Arts Fellow
  • Human Performance Fellow (Physical Education)


Application opens winter 2019

Application deadline: Rolling — we are looking to fill our final slots for the ’20-’21 year

Program Year: September – August


  • $18,000 living stipend
  • Housing while students are on campus: single room in a communal house
  • Meals while students are on campus
  • AmeriCorps healthcare (fully covered)
  • On-going professional development, coaching and mentorship
  • $500 professional development stipend
  • $6,095 AmeriCorps education award once program is completed
  • Teaching License: Opportunity to apply for and participate in a Colorado state alternative teacher licensure program, paid for by Eagle Rock


  • Antiracist, social justice disposition and skill-set
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher, ideally in content area 
  • Strong knowledge of content area
  • Experience teaching or working with youth in a formal setting, ideally high-school age
  • Driver’s license and good driving record (position will require driving students in a 14-passenger “mini” school bus)
  • Self starter who is flexible and possesses energy to meet demands of a residential
  • community life
  • Willingness to work over and above a 40-hr work week, some evenings and one weekend day
  • Strong ability to work independently
  • Strong communication skills (clear, direct, honest communication preferred)
  • Ability to give and receive feedback
  • Awareness and knowledge of cultural competencies and social justice issues, with demonstrated actions toward creating more just and equitable communities

Additional Details and Application Instructions:

Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellows Site

Feel free to contact us with any questions or for more information:
Christi Kelston, Director of Public Allies Eagle Rock, 970-586-0600 x1332