Think Together plans to hire 300 new program leaders and site coordinators across the state, and about 50 in the Bay Area for their Summer 2021 programs.
Think Together is California's largest provider of expanded learning programs for students K through 12. And thanks to a financial boost from Governor Newsom's California Comeback Plan, the nonprofit is launching a summer learning recovery program.
RANDY BARTH: It'll heal some of the scars, emotionally and mentally, from the pandemic. And then, also, re-engage with learning and [INAUDIBLE].
- Think Together plans to hire 300 new program leaders and site coordinators across the state, and about 50 in our region for their summer 2021 programs. Their Bay Area office is in Milpitas.
RUPA PATEL: These program leaders work directly in the classroom setting with about 12 to 20 students, depending on what the ratio is, in the classroom setting. The great thing about Think Together is we're always looking for internal growth opportunities. A lot of the people that are in our director positions currently did start off as program leaders.
- Site coordinators will also work with students.
RUPA PATEL: So those are the ones that are also on the school site that oversee the after-school programs that are occurring and facilitating at their school site.
- Those programs include subjects like STEM education, sports and recreation, and learning loss recovery, just to name a few. Randy Bath says he needs kid magnets with a desire for purposeful work in these part-time positions.
RANDY BARTH: It's one of the most important things that people could do with their lives. So even if you're retired or you're not thinking about this line of work, if you're somebody who might have sometimes been a community volunteer or something that really wants to make a difference in their community, now's the time. And we're the vehicle to help in organizing to meet that need for the kids.