Resilience Corps

Resilience Corps

The Program

In March 2021, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo launched the Resilience Corps, a workforce development program for young adults that supports them with living wage employment and professional development opportunities.

All while simultaneously providing educational support for K-12  students in under-resourced neighborhoods.

Through this program, the San Jose Public Library Foundation has been a key partner in the work to accelerate learning growth among high-needs K-12 students.

The Impact

The Foundation has provided living-wage jobs to over 135 young adults to date. These Resilience Corps Associates (RCAs) have been placed at several expanded learning partner organizations across the city to help high-needs K-12 students in San Jose by providing tutoring and extended-day educational support. RCAs perform this work in partnership with Local Education Agencies or Out-of-School Providers such as:

  • Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
  • Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley
  • Bay Area Tutoring Association
  • The Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Recreation of City Kids (R.O.C.K.) program
  • SJPL’s Homework Club and after school programs

Through a partnership with Work2Future and SJPL Works, RCAs are provided professional development opportunities in the form of job training, mentorship, and wraparound services like resume building and interview skills.

The Foundation currently employs 50 Resilience Corps Associates (RCAs) – college students ages 18-26 who are living in San Jose’s low-resourced census tracts and have been impacted by the pandemic.

These programs are located in low-resourced census tracts supporting schools in:

  • Franklin McKinley School District
  • Alum Rock Union School District
  • Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District
  • Berryessa School District
  • Alpha Public Schools
  • Downtown College Prep

Join The Resilience Corps – Applications Are Open

San José Public Library is hiring qualified part-time expanded learning associates part-time expanded learning associates for the 2022-2023 academic school year.

What is expanded learning? Expanded learning refers to after-school, summer, and intersession learning programs that focus on developing the academic, social, emotional, and physical needs and interests of pupils through hands-on, engaging learning experiences.

We are looking for professional, reliable, and passionate people who want to gain experience in the expanded learning field working with students in grades K-8. This position will support expanded learning programs for the academic year 2022/2023.  

These are part-time positions for the academic year 2022/2023. Financial compensation, training, and professional development opportunities for Resilience Corps Associates will be provided and coordinated by the San José Public Library Foundation. 

Resilience Corps Associates serving the length of the program will receive:  

  • A competitive hourly wage of $25.31 an hour
  • On the job training and support
  • Professional Development
  • Opportunities to network with educational organizations
  • Support and resources to transition into permanent full-time or part-time employment in the expanded learning and education field
Resilience Corps San Jose Public Library Foundation

Make A Donation

If you would like to make a gift to support this program, please visit the donate page on this website, select “Other” under “Where to Give” and indicate Resilience Corps in the space provided.

Thank You For Your Support

This job program is funded through the Resilience Corps Initiative at the City of San José and the #CaliforniansForAllYouth Workforce Development Program. Resilience Corps Associate positions will be provided and coordinated by the San José Public Library Foundation. 

Partner Organizations

Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County
he Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services (PRNS)
Bay Area Tutoring Association
Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley
Think Together
San Jose Public Library
Mt. Pleasant After School