Westhab, Inc. has 30 years experience of pursuing our mission of Building Communities and Changing Lives through developing affordable housing and delivering critically needed social services in metropolitan New York. 20 one-year half-time AmeriCorps Members (representing 10 member service years) will provide educational services to homeless and at-risk children living in shelters and distressed neighborhoods, increase our ability to place homeless and low-income households into permanent housing, and deliver employment training and job placement. At the end of the three year period, we anticipate that AmeriCorps members will improve the literacy rates of over 400 homeless and/or low-income children, move 120 homeless and low-income households into new homes, and place 180 hard-to-serve adults into employment. The focus areas of this project are Education and Economic Opportunity. The total project amount of $175,000 represents a CNCS investment of $133,000 and a cash match of $42,000.