Citizen Schools, Inc.
Citizen Schools will deploy 25 Education Award AmeriCorps members to narrow the achievement gap by expanding the learning day in 2012-13. Members will be college graduates committed to education and leadership. Our Education Award members will lead hands-on learning activities in intensive extended day programs that partner with high-need middle schools in two strategic cities: Boston, MA and Chicago, IL. In conjunction with 214 members requested in a concurrent fixed-amount continuation application, they will recruit more than 7,600 volunteers. In alignment with the CNCS Education focus area, Citizen Schools will deploy members to support student engagement and achievement and will raise private funds to support the full cost of Education Award Program AmeriCorps members.