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 $6,495 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 2022-2023 school year is $16,502 – $20,627.
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 Great Oaks 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 Great Oaks Teacher Residency can help you receive both your teaching certification and your Master of Art 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

Akilah shares that her role as a Fellow has allowed her to use her background and what she has gone through to understand all the different learning styles of the students she is working with, make them feel comfortable, make them feel safe and supported. In the passage below, Akilah documents her day as a GO Fellow.

Maddie Ronga

Maddie Ronga

Maddie was introduced to the GO Fellowship program by her mother and she served at Great Oaks Wilmington. There, Maddie was an ELA MS tutor and led periods in ELA. She took the time to share what her day as a Fellow entailed.


Noel Goodrich

Noel shares why she decided to serve as a Fellow at GO-Bridgeport. She shares her commitment to being a mentor and tutor to her students as they achieve academic success.


Noah Shoaf

Noah shares how mentorship has been a huge motivating factor to why he serves. He shares why he believes tutoring and mentoring students is critical to learning.


Annissa Allen-Gore

2016-2017, 2017-2018
Current Title: Associate Attorney at Counsel LLP


Kenya Thrasher

Years served: 2018-2019
Current Title: Third Year Medical Student at Morehouse School of Medicine

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Contact Us

Thank you for your interest in GO Foundation! If you have questions about our AmeriCorps Fellowship program, GO partners and charter schools, or about the GO Foundation itself, please use the form below to get in touch.