WA State Employment Security Department
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
Washington Service Corps (WSC) will engage through this continuation grant 555 full-time AmeriCorps members with talent, energy, and enthusiasm to address critical unmet needs in communities across Washington State. WSC as an Intermediary org. supports members and the orgs. they serve, with technical, financial, recruitment, and member development assistance through quality professional training and networking opportunities. The focus will in the CNCS strategic areas of in education focusing on academic achievement and improving graduation rates, healthy futures that improve health and wellness of low income populations, environmental projects to help improve ecosystems, financial and employment opportunities supporting vulnerable populations, and veteran's services. Certified emergency disaster preparedness services will be a part of the member development focus, statewide, to increase communities' overall capacity to prepare and serve vulnerable populations in areas impacted by disasters.