Northwest Leadership Foundation
As a federally designated distressed area and Community Empowerment Zone (CEZ), Tacoma is in urgent need of dynamic, relevant leadership for local youth and families. The Northwest Leadership Foundation exists to strengthen and develop leadership for the spiritual and social renewal of cities of the Pacific Northwest. 30 full-time AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 1,050 volunteers to mentor and tutor high-needs youth and assist youth at risk of long term suspension and truancy in Tacoma, Washington. At the end of the three year period, members will engage 900 students in sustained academic programs, with 504 students demonstrating improved academic engagement. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $399,000.00 will be matched with $201,101.00 from the Northwest Leadership Foundation.