Maspeth Town Hall, Inc.
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
COMMUNITY SERVICE LEARNING: THE NEXT GENERATION Maspeth Town Hall proposes a three year program that will have a significant impact on elementary, junior high school, and high school youth in the New York City communities of Corona, Woodside, Elmhurst and Maspeth. AmeriCorps members will provide academic intervention services to youth who are recent immigrants, English Language Learners (ELLs), children of single-parent households, children with special needs, those who are most demographically at-risk. AmeriCorps members will provide positive role models to all youth as they will be actively enrolled in completion of their high school diploma or pursuing a college degree. AmeriCorps members will work with children with special needs (mild - moderate physical / social / emotional disabilities and/or learning disabilities). AmeriCorps members will provide service to the local communities as well as recruit and manage volunteers within their local communities. These activities will be a positive influence on the Next Generation of Service Learning. The measures will include full enrollment of after-school programs (demonstrating need), increased academic performance (school statistics) and improved socialization / citizenship among the enrolled youth (surveys / anecdotal records). The children of these various communities, as well as the surrounding areas are in need of intervention services after school hours and when school is not in session (holidays, weekends, and summer time). A program of service learning will prepare the next generation of Queens residents to be stronger, more committed, better educated and connected to their communities.