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The Organization  

Since it began operating in 1997, the See Forever Foundation’s mission has been to create learning communities in lower income urban areas where all students, particularly those who have not succeeded in traditional schools, can succeed academically and socially.

The Foundation operates the Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools in DC, as well as the Maya Angelou Academy at New Beginnings’ secure facility for committed youth in Laurel, MD. Our students develop the academic, social, and employment skills they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change. 

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Maya Touchstone

At the Maya Angelou Schools, the key to our success is rooted in building trusting, respectful and nurturing relationships with each other. We strive to create safe spaces for all to be able to reach their limitless potential. 

We are at our best when we work together to ensure the unique needs of our community are met. We empower each other to grow successfully so we can see forever! This is how we live the Maya Way, even when no one is watching.

In 2018, the Maya Angelou Schools celebrated 20 years of service. Watch our commemorative video below: 

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We are looking for professionals who passionately believe that ALL students have strengths and talents. Great educators, leaders and volunteers help students find those talents and use them to address their challenges and overcome their fears. Join us in helping our students develop the academic, social, and employment skills they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change. 

View current Career Opportunities in each category below

Teachers are a critical role in the work that we do at Maya Angelou Schools. As a part of the teaching team, you may be required to participate in our Mentoring Program that creates the opportunity for you to grow and evolve your skills. 

The mission of our Mentoring Program & Induction is to improve teaching practices and thus student learning by providing tiered support, encouragement and guidance to teachers who are new and/or new to Maya. 

  • In Maya’s M&I Program, you will: 
    • Be supported by a mentor who….  
    • Cares about you as a person and a professional  
    • Doesn’t evaluate you 
    • Is an instructional expert  
    • Advocates for you 
    • Helps you navigate the beginning of the school year 
  • Learn to….  
    • Build trusting relationships with students, colleagues, and families 
    • Build safe spaces: physically, emotionally, and academically 
    • Implement culturally responsive practices 
    • Manage your classroom 
  • Receive… 
    • Teaching observations 
    • Differentiated coaching 
    • Lesson plan support 
    • Continuing Education Units (CEU’s) for participating in professional development 
  • Be a part of  a community of practitioners  
  • Make an impact by nurturing students to develop the academic, social, and employment skills they need to build rewarding lives and promote positive change. 

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The Maya Angelou Mentor Program serves as an extension to our main girls and boys mentoring program. In order to fulfill our goal of empowering girls and boys from various backgrounds attending Maya Angelou Public Charter School and the Young Adult Learning Center, we search for women and men in leadership roles to serve as mentors. As a Maya Mentor, you will be paired with one student participant. Our objective is for each mentor and mentee to build a close relationship with one another.

We want our mentors to discuss the importance of post-secondary education, alternative paths outside of post-secondary education, and civic responsibility. We are searching for women and men to have important conversations with their mentees addressing topics such as; social injustice, racism, healthy relationships, etc.


Enrichment Teacher 

If you have a skill or talent you’d like to share with our students, consider being an enrichment teacher. From videography to yoga, students participate in engaging activities that help to connect what they’ve learned in the classroom to fun activities based on student interest. Classes are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45 pm- 5:00 pm. 

After School Program Tutor 

Consider giving an hour of your time one day a week to make a difference in the life of a teen needing a tutor and mentor. As a tutor, you will work one on one with a student to complete assignments and projects, as a mentor, you have the power to positively affect student learning far beyond what they could learn in the classroom. Tutors and mentors make their impact felt on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 3:45 pm – 5:00 pm. 


The new more rigorous GED exam is aligned with the Common Core and assesses students in reading, grammar, writing, math (computation, algebra, geometry), social studies, and science. We are seeking tutors for all subjects, especially individuals with expertise in math, reading, and writing. Volunteer tutors at the YALC work with students one-on-one or facilitate small groups in the classroom Monday-Thursday and Friday mornings. Our greatest need is Monday-Friday between 10:00 AM-12:00 PM, although we would welcome tutoring support through our academic day. 

Residential Program Tutor 

Because some students need additional support in order to succeed at school, we provide group-based residential housing for about 20 students who need a safe and secure place to live. Serve as a tutor for an hour in the evening, and help us be a family to a student needing one the most. The hours are flexible Monday through Thursday from 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm. 

 College and Career Success Program 

Are you interested in volunteering at a school? Are you in college? Do you like being around high energy students? Do you like to perform? Do you like to lead? If you answered YES to all questions, then this might be the opportunity for you. The Post-Secondary Success department at Maya Angelou Public Charter Schools is seeking volunteers to help coordinate college and career related exposure activities for students. These activities may range from recruiting dance groups at local colleges to perform for students during lunch time, or putting together a panel of college students to speak to students.  

Sharing Experiences: Guest speaker in Future Focus Programming 

Our Future Focus Program is helping to transform former high school dropouts to college students. Really! Through Future Focus, students learn about different career options, gain workplace skills, and participate in workshops and transition classes that focus on teaching the skills students need to successfully transition from high school to college and the workforce.  

Special Projects 

Throughout the year, we have a variety of special projects designed to engage students in fun learning opportunities and additional academic support. From career fairs, to SAT prep, to portfolio panelists, there are lots of ways to support students throughout the year? Even if you only have a little bit of time to give! 



Any questions regarding careers? Please contact our Human Resources department at or leave a note on our Contact Page, here.