Playworks Education Energized
10 AmeriCorps members will implement a play centered school improvement program that transforms school climate with the goal of helping to improve academic, social and physical activity outcomes of low income elementary students. 10 full-time members will serve in 9 schools in the Detroit area, providing in school and out of school programming yearly to 6000 students, and will leverage volunteers to create a positive school environment and increase student engagement. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education and, at the end of the year, students will increase their academic and school engagement. The CNCS investment of $133,000 (CNCS share of the budget) will be matched with $317,631 (grantee share of the budget).