Grant: $117,076 - Corporation for National and Community Service - May. 29, 2009
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Award Description: This funding provides volunteer support in the NYC K-12 public school system, specifically in low-income communities of Harlem, Washington Heights, and other areas of northern Manhattan. The three primary activities funded by this award include: 1) Supplementary academic support in challenging classrooms, assisting the teacher of record with individual or small-group academic assistance during activities such as reading and writing exercises, doing research and conducting presentations, reviewing and correcting homework assignments, and other classroom activities; 2) Faciliation of college readiness program that begins in the summer for rising high school juniors and seniors, and continues through the academic year. This program uses a comprehensive approach to get low-income youth college-bound, incorporating family and community resources; 3) Programmatic support to local community-based organizations or educational entities in the Harlem, with the responsibilities to develop education program activities and/or curriculum enhancement, support program/organization evaluation efforts and out-of-school best practices in the community through professional development in the area of service delivery and subject content.
Project Description: As a result of our volunteers' activities, 425 k-12 students from low-income NYC communities have received educational support services. In addition, five community organizations have been strengthened in their capacity to improve educational programs for minority youth in the Harlem community.
Jobs Summary: Due to Recovery funding, we created and retained 9.31 of AmeriCorps member positions. These members provided the activities described in the project description section. We also created and retained 0.75 of AmeriCorps staff positions. (Total jobs reported: 10)
Project Status: Less Than 50% Completed
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