Become a Fellow

Benefits of Serving


Supporting Your Service

The GO Fellowship supports your year of service in communities through a number of benefits designed to help with everyday expenses, including:


We offer the option of subsidized housing or a housing allowance. Housing options differ by site. Our subsidized housing is fully furnished shared housing for all of our GO Fellows. All apartments include utilities, WiFi, and some basic household items.

Segal Education Award

As a GO Fellow, you are eligible for a Segal Education Award of $6,895 after successfully completing your AmeriCorps term of service. You can use the award to repay qualified student loans and to pay current educational expenses at eligible institutions of higher education or to pay for training programs.

Food and Health Benefits

Many GO Fellows elect to remain on their family’s health insurance plans. If you do not, we can help you gain access to health benefits. Most GO Fellows are eligible to apply for food supplement programs. You can use food benefits at grocery stores.

Living Allowance

The standard living allowance for all AmeriCorps programs for the 2023-2024 school year is $17,600.
Other Benefits Include

Loan Forbearance

Personal Time Off

Career Development

Driving Your Growth

Whether your ultimate goal is to become an educator or to simply learn valuable skills that will enhance your professional profile, the GO Fellowship experience will sharpen many of your abilities, including:

  • Delivering Instruction
  • Critical Thinking
  • Public Speaking
  • Problem Solving
  • Professionalism

No matter which GO partner school you are placed with, you will have access to school administrators and educators who can provide knowledge and guidance about teaching in low-income communities and help you gain confidence as a young professional. This experience will help you strengthen your leadership skills and will set you up for success in your future career.


Enriching Your Experience

A year of teaching in low-income communities can be an intense experience, but in addition to impacting the lives of your students, one of the most rewarding aspects of the job is the relationships you form along the way. As a GO Fellow, you’ll benefit greatly from being connected to the community of your peers. Whether it is through your housing, at your school, or at networking events, you’ll develop camaraderie with other Fellows that provides support as you navigate the challenges of your service year together. You may even make some lifelong friends!


Broadening Your Impact

As part of our effort to build a diverse workforce of teachers who are equipped for culturally responsive teaching and committed to the development of their practice, we offer GO Fellows the opportunity to continue the path to classroom teaching through an embedded teaching apprenticeship as part of your year of service.

The GO Teacher Residency can help you receive both your teaching certification and your Master of Arts in Teaching through our graduate school partnerships.

About the Teacher Residency
In Their Words

Hear From Our Fellows

Akilah Hartgrove - GO Legacy Elementary (LES)

Akilah Hartgrove

Alumni at GO-Legacy (2021-2022)
Alma Mater: Earlham College

Maddie Ronga

Maddie Ronga

Alumni at GO-WIL (2021-2022)
Alma Mater: Iona College


Noel Goodrich

Alumni at GO-BPT (2021-2022)
Alma Mater: Azusa Pacific University


Noah Shoaf

Alumni at GO-BPT (2021-2022)
Alma Mater: Brigham Young University, Hawaii


Annissa Allen-Gore

Alumni at GO-BPT (2016-2017, 2017-2018)
Alma Mater: Howard University


Kenya Thrasher

Alumni at GO-Legacy(2018-2019)
Alma Mater: Georgia State University

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