The Ohio State University
90 OSU Kid Corps AmeriCorps members will be serving at risk preschoolers in 8 Columbus area preschools. For one complete academic year, AmeriCorps members will assist in enhancing preschoolers' cognitive development for pre-literacy competence. At the completion of the school year the children served will have improved their language and literacy skills in order to begin kindergarten prepared to succeed. This project will focus on the area of education. The CNCS investment of $197,717 will be matched with $196,833.