Northeastern Illinois University
A. Executive Summary
ENLACE AmeriCorps focuses on educational retention, performance and graduation of disadvantaged students with a cadre of well-prepared and supported AmeriCorps Members and volunteers with innovative approaches in Illinois and New Mexico communities. Focusing on mentoring (7th-16th grade level) and evidence-based retention efforts leading to lower attrition and higher proficiency and graduation for 280 students each year, will be led by first generation college students from the same background.