Des Moines Independent Community School District
24 half time AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 240 volunteers to implement a curriculum-based literacy tutoring program in targeted Des Moines Public Schools' elementary schools to improve academic achievement. At the end of the 3 year period, over 600 students that are below grade level in reading proficiency will have improved reading levels. This project focuses on the CNCS focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $158,238 will be matched with $71,252.