New York Junior Tennis & Learning

About NYJTL

NYJTL was founded in 1971 by Arthur Ashe based on his idea “to use tennis as a way to gain and hold the attention of young people so that we can teach them about matters more important than tennis.” He also firmly stated, “we must believe in the power of education.” Today, NYJTL is extending Ashe’s vision to ensure that all young people receive the education they need and deserve. Our mission is to “develop the character of young people through tennis and education for a lifetime of success on and off the court.” 

NYJTL is the nation’s largest provider of youth tennis and education programs, serving 75,000 NYC youth K-12 each year. More than 80% of program participants are from high-poverty households, and more than 65% are African American or Hispanic.  We are also one of the largest providers of after school programs in NYC, serving nearly 5,000 K-12 youths in over 30 school-based afterschool and summer programs. Currently every NYJTL after school participant receives 500-700 contact hours throughout the year at no cost to families. Our school-based after school programs offer year-round enrichment, tutoring, tennis, sports, fitness, wellness, and nutrition education, arts programs, character education, STEM, literacy activities, educational field trips. 

We also operate the Cary Leeds Center for Tennis & Learning at Crotona Park in the Bronx, an award-winning facility that includes a two-story, 12,000 square-foot clubhouse with classrooms, access to 20 courts, and two stadium courts that seat up to 800 spectators. The Cary Leeds Center offers 6,000 hours of free court time to under-resourced youth,

Finally, we offer free community-based tennis in every zip code in New York City

Be a VISTA at NYJTL

Job Description

  • Support tennis programming at over 30 after school based sites
  • Observe and provide feedback to coaches and volunteers
  • Recruit new tennis coaches; develop coaching curriculums
  • Improve existing evaluation processes
  • Assist with major NYJTL events.

Desired Skills

  • Knowledge about the youth and families we serve
  • Positive attitudes about all youth and families
  • Skills to counter potential biases and discriminatory practices
  • Ability to engage in culturally sensitive interactions with youth and families
  • Sensitivity to families’ values
  • Ability to work with families to bridge differences or conflicts

Details

Location: NYJTL HQ, 36-36 33rd Street, Suite 504, Long Island City, NY 11106
Supervisor: Jen Wohl, Chief Education Officer – jwohl@nyjtl.org
Weekly Schedule: 10 AM – 6 PM Monday through Friday
Housing Provided: No
Ground Transportation Stipend: No
Dedicated Workspace Provided: NYJTL Headquarters
Monthly Living Allowance: $1720
Post Service AmeriCorps Benefit : Segal Education Award ($6000) or Cash Benefit ($1800)
AmeriCorps Relocation Stipend: $750 (for those living more than 50 miles from organization)

NYJTL Leadership

Jen Wohl

Chief Education Officer at the NYJTL

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