Eagle Rock (Colorado)

Who We Are

Public Allies Eagle Rock is the only residential Public Allies program; our Allies come from across the country and live and work at their placement for a full year. Public Allies Eagle Rock is a program of Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, and a proud member of the AmeriCorps national service network. We’re changing the face and practice of leadership at Eagle Rock, in Estes Park, CO since 2001. 

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About Us 

The Public Allies Eagle Rock Fellowship provides twelve individuals with an advanced year-long service and leadership development experience at the nationally recognized Eagle Rock School and Professional Development Center, located in Estes Park, Colorado. A full-scholarship residential high school, Eagle Rock serves students between the age of 15 and 21, from diverse backgrounds and neighborhoods around the country, who have not found success in conventional school settings. We also support schools nationally to implement effective and engaging practices that foster each student’s unique potential and help young people use their minds well. The Public Allies Fellowship at Eagle Rock is a residential, community-based opportunity for individuals who are passionate about alternative teaching and learning strategies, youth development and empowerment, educational equity, social justice, and re-engaging high-school students in their education. See below for specific Fellowship Areas.


Apply to Be an Ally 

Applications for the 2017-18 fellowship year are now available. Visit the Public Allies Application Page to create an account and submit your application for Eagle Rock. 

Application Currently Available: http://apply.publicallies.org/index.php
Ally Application Deadline:
March 1, 2017
Early Application Deadline: February 1, 2017
 (this allows us additional time to review your materials)
Hiring Timeline

  • Applications due March 1
  • Interviews conducted mid-March through mid-April
  • Offers extended end of April through early May
  • Final decisions made by June 1


We recognize this is a long hiring process. Once you submit your application, you may not hear from us for a number of weeks. We ask for your patience throughout and request that you do not contact us for status updates unless you need to make a decision about other opportunity you are pursuing.

Program Dates: September 1, 2017 - August 17, 2018

2750 Notaiah Rd
Estes Park, CO 80517

Christi Kelston, Site Director
(970) 586-0600 x1332


Responsibilities and Fellowship Areas

Fellowship responsibilities include in-classroom instruction, curriculum development, out-of-classroom mentorship, residential life curriculum development, and participation in initiatives for national education reform. Allies serve in their apprenticeship positions for a full year, where they create, improve and expand services offered by Eagle Rock, specifically in the areas of youth development and education. Allies participate in a rigorous leadership development program, on-going training and community building activities, and they each contribute to team service projects (TSPs). More in-depth position descriptions for each of the fellowship opportunities are below.

Details about the 2017-18 Fellowship Program 
Incoming Fellows Information Website


Classroom Teaching Fellowship Positions
Fellows in these positions have the opportunity to apply for and participate in an alternative teaching licensure program, paid for by Eagle Rock, if they have a college degree and can demonstrate competency in their subject area.

Student Services and Administrative Positions
These roles support our students, our school and our national mission outside the classroom. Because the majority of their time is spent outside the classroom, these fellows are not eligible to participate in the alternative teaching licensure program.



  • $18,000 living stipend, paid bi-monthly
  • AmeriCorps healthcare (fully covered)
  • Shared room in a communal house
  • Meals while students are on campus
  • On-going professional development
  • $500 professional development stipend
  • $5,700 AmeriCorps education award once program is completed
  • Opportunity to apply for and participate in a Colorado state alternative teacher licensure program, paid for by Eagle Rock (for classroom teaching fellows with a college degree)



We're looking for candidates with a college degree or equivalent life experience, a passion for reengaging high-schoolers in their education, and the enthusiasm to devote endless time and energy as positive role models and mentors for our students. We also look for candidates who have spent time understanding their identities and how these shape their interactions with others, who can demonstrate knowledge and awareness of current social justice issues, and who have taken action towards creating more just and equitable communities. Applicants with experience, knowledge of and skills in the specific content area for which they are applying will stand out, though that may look very different from one person to the next; we value passion and interest along with experience. Eagle Rock is a tuition-free residential high school that serves a very diverse community of young people from across the country. As such, applicants should be culturally competent working with youth from all communities, regardless of race, affiliation, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity or ability. As the fellowship is an AmeriCorps national program, applicants must be US citizens, nationals or permanent residents. Each year, we vigorously recruit a diverse, talented and passionate group of fellows to join our team. Through their year of service and development, Eagle Rock fellows gain skills they can bring back to their communities, allowing them to become leaders for change in education and social justice.