Grand Street Settlement
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
The Community Builders AmeriCorps Program of Grand Street Settlement (GSS) proposes to recruit and manage 59 individuals to serve community residents in the Lower East Side (LES) of Manhattan and Bushwick, Brooklyn using national performance measures in the focus areas of education, healthy futures, and opportunity. Members will provide year-round support to GSS' youth and community development, seniors, early childhood, and social services referral programs. Members will assist in providing evidence-based education services geared toward improving academic outcomes for children and youth; expand access to healthcare and improve health outcomes through nutrition, sports and wellness, and preventive education to reduce risky behaviors and decrease the occurrence of chronic health conditions to reduce socio economic, racial, and ethnic disparities; as well as provide increased educational, vocational, and skill development opportunities for economically disadvantaged individuals.