Children's Home Association of Illinois
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2012
Fostering Transitions AmeriCorps uses the service experience to prepare disadvantaged individuals for employment. The majority of National Service Participants serving with our program are unemployed current/former social service clients including but not limited to foster youth and individuals with disabilities. (Focus Area: Economic Opportunity for National Service Participants, Tier 3 Pilot National Performance Measures) While developing vocational skills, members impact Central Illinois by: 1) supporting after school programs offering academic enrichment, positive youth development and service-learning experiences to at-risk youth (Education Focus Area) and 2) engaging community members in service to solve community issues.