For over 17 years, YES Prep—a system of high-performing public charter schools—has been aiming to prove that students from underserved communities can achieve at the highest academic levels. And with over 10,000 college-bound students shattering the status quo with state assessment scores, Advanced Placement passing rates, and college graduation numbers far higher than the national averages, this organization is doing just that.
YES Prep benefits not only its students, but its employees, too. Ranked among the Best Places to Work in Houston in the Houston Business Journal, YES Prep has developed a Professional Learning Series as part of its onboarding process for team members. This series addresses discrepancies in achievement and behavior management practices and ensures team members are equipped with the necessary language for future professional development and conversations around race and bias.
The YES Prep team has redefined what is possible in education. “The YES story is a unique one—we're making college an accessible goal for our kids, and we’re transforming communities here in Houston,” shares Cliff Claflin, Senior School Director for the organization’s Southside Campus.
If you want to positively impact the public education system and its students’ lives, this may just be the place for you. Apply today and who knows—maybe you’ll be standing among the YES Prep staff at the next Senior Signing Day, the inspiring event when graduating seniors announce their college or university of choice and everybody celebrates together.
Check out YES Prep’s offices, then go get your next job.
Abby works in health education and prevention at a university in Washington, DC. When she’s not trying to make the world a healthier place, you can find her taking selfies with her cat (Mildred Meow Meow), hunting down the city's best grilled cheese, or zipping through the city on her bike, named Libby. Say hi on Twitter.More from this Author