American YouthWorks’ (AYW) Charter High School, Service Learning Academy (SLA) seeks to enroll self-motivated and responsible young people who are willing to commit to earning their high school diploma or GED and to completing a term in our green jobs training and service corps programs.
Youth ages 16 to 20, who are Texas residents may enroll in our Service Learning Academy (SLA). Youth ages 17 to 24 may enroll in our green jobs training and service corps programs. Be prepared to work hard, learn a lot, and have fun!
To Apply to the Service Learning Academy
Please fill out the Service Learning Academy Application for Admission.
Click here to view the Service Learning Academy Informational Brochure.
All SLA students earn Career and Technical Education (CTE) credits through participation in a Pinnacle Corps or Foundation Corps service program. For more information about applying at American YouthWorks, contact us at 512.744.1900.
To Apply to the Green Jobs Service Corps Programs
We have two types of Pinnacle Corps program participants, those seeking a high school diploma or GED and those who have graduated and want to enroll in our green jobs training and service corps programs. See below for a brief description of our Corps programs and then go to the green jobs service corps program section of our website.
Pinnacle Corps students go to school for a 1/2 day and work on-site for a 1/2 day. They are paid a living stipend every 2 weeks and receive an Americorps Education Award at the end of their term of service.
Graduates who are seeking job skills can expect to work a full day, earn a living stipend every two weeks and receive and AmeriCorps Education Award at the end of their term of service.
Casa Verde Builders (CVB)
If you are between ages 17-24, you can learn cutting-edge, green construction techniques in CVB. You will build energy-efficient, affordable homes for low income, first time home-buyers, learning the construction process from foundation to finish.
Texas Conservation Corps (TxCC)
Build and restore the natural environment through public lands improvement projects including trail building, carpentry, forestry and habitat restoration work throughout the state of Texas and beyond.
Clean Energy Service Corps (CESC)
A green building and design Corps program that prepares you for careers in the fields of weatherization and renewable energy.
Foundation Corps students go to school Monday through Friday from 8am to 12 noon. Monday – Thursday, students work on core academics, and then spend Fridays with their service corps team. Foundation Corps are only open for students attending the SLA.
Walk dogs! Care for kittens! Connect with veterinarians and animal trainers! Be an active part of Austin’s animal-loving community.
See the wild side of Austin! Partner with the City of Austin’s Wildland Conservation Division to care for Texas wildlands.
While earning diplomas, teen moms (and their babies) explore, learn, and share as active members of the service learning community. Only mothers with children under 1 year old are admitted.
Learn to fix and maintain all sorts of engines while building skills toward a certificate in Small Engine Repair. If you want to help, sign up to be a Community Moto-Mentor.
Film, Photo, Web Design, “Zines”, Yearbook! Give voice to your school and community with while sharing your creative talents.
Develop business and entrepreneurship skills by managing your own community ventures!
Learn more about riding, repairing, and sharing a world of bicycles! Become a part of Austin’s outdoor biking community. Enjoy the Ride!
Creatively explore the world of culture through art, music, dance, food, and more! It’s a wonderful world. Start exploring it now!
We love food. Grow it. Cook it. Taste it. Share it. Enjoy learning about the many facets of food and careers in the food industry.
Public Notification of Nondiscrimination in Career and Technical Education Programs
American YouthWorks Charter School offers career and technical education programs in Construction, Agriculture, Computer and Media, Human Services, Marketing and Business. Admission to these programs is based on enrollment into the class and/or into the Service Learning Academy.
It is the policy of American YouthWorks Charter School not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex or handicap in its vocational programs, services or activities as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
It is the policy of American YouthWorks Charter School not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, handicap, or age in its employment practices as required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, as amended; Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972; the Age Discrimination Act of 1975, as amended; and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, as amended.
American YouthWorks Charter School will take steps to assure that lack of English language skills will not be a barrier to admission and participation in all educational and vocational programs.
For information about your rights or grievance procedures, contact us at 512.744.1900 or 1901 East Ben White Blvd. Austin, Texas 78741.
*These programs are called “Career and Technical Education” in Texas, but the applicable civil rights laws use the term “vocational.”
Paragraph 1 should include any general local criteria for admission to the program (example: interest and aptitude, age appropriateness, and class space availability).
Paragraphs 1, 2, and 5 should be included in materials announcing career and technical education programs.
Paragraphs 3 and 5 should be included in materials which do not announce career and technical education programs, such as employment applications, sources of referral of applicants for employment, contracts with employers, unions, or professional organizations, etc.
Paragraph 4 should be included if your service area contains a community of persons with limited English language skills. The entire notification must be disseminated to that community in its language.
Notificación Publica de No Discriminación en Programas Vocacionales
(Career and Technical Education Programs)
American YouthWorks Charter School ofrece programas vocacionales en Construcción, Agricultura, Informática y Medios de Comunicación, Servicios Humanos, Marketing y Negocios. La admisión a estos programas se basa en inscripción en la clase y / o en la Service Learning Academy.
Es norma de American YouthWorks Charter School no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo o impedimento, en sus programas, servicios o actividades vocacionales, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la Educación, de 1972, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
Es norma de American YouthWorks Charter School no discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo, impedimento o edad, en sus procedimientos de empleo, tal como lo requieren el Título VI de la Ley de Derechos Civiles de 1964, según enmienda; el Título IX de las Enmiendas en la
Educación, de 1972, la ley de Discriminación por Edad, de 1975, según enmienda, y la Sección 504 de la Ley de Rehabilitación de 1973, según enmienda.
American YouthWorks Charter School tomará las medidas necesarias para asegurar que la falta de habilidad en el uso del inglés no sea un obstáculo para la admisión y participación en todos los programas educativos y vocacionales.