Resilience Corps

Resilience Corps

The Program

The Resilience Corps Learning Pathway program aims to accelerate learning growth among high-need K-12 students in San José by employing qualified part-time Resilience Corps Associates. In March 2021, Former Mayor Sam Liccardo launched Resilience Corps, a jobs program for young adults that focuses on five critical areas of community resilience. One of those critical areas is overcoming the learning loss of struggling students.   

To meet that challenge, the City of San Jose appointed the San José Public Library to lead the development and implementation of the Resilience Corps Learning Pathway. 

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, providing administration as the employee of record and program partner and participant management.

Applications Will Open in the Summer

San José Public Library Foundation will be hiring qualified part-time Expanded Learning Associates.  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.

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

  • A competitive, living, hourly wage of $25.31 an hour
  • On the job training and support
  • Monthly 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 Associates (RCAs) are 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. These programs support schools and students in seven Local Education Agencies (Alpha Public Schools, Alum Rock Union School District, Berryessa School District, Downtown College Prep, Franklin McKinley School District, Mt. Pleasant Elementary School District, Oak Grove School District).   

Partner Organizations:  

  • Boys & Girls Club of Silicon Valley 
  • Catholic Charities of Santa Clara County 
  • Mount Pleasant Elementary School District (MPESD) After School 
  • Parks, Recreation, and Neighborhood Services (PRNS) Recreation of City Kids (R.O.C.K.) program 
  • SJPL’s Homework Club and after school programs 
  • Think Together 

Thank You For Your Support

This job program is funded through the Resilience Corps Initiative at the City of San José and the #CaliforniansForAllYouth Youth Jobs Corps Program along with the generous support of our Corporate Partners. Resilience Corps Associate positions will be provided and coordinated by the San José Public Library Foundation.  

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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.