Marshfield Clinic Research Foundation
The purpose of Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps Afterschool is to develop a comprehensive afterschool model with a sustainable case management infrastructure capable of promoting academic success, personal/social development and healthy active living, which can be replicated at the state and national level. Members will work directly with children as part of case management; support and enhance healthy active living programs; provide academic assistance in day schools; and, recruit and mobilize volunteers. The activity will take place in afterschool programs, local schools and communities. The project will begin 9/1/2012 and end 8/31/2015. Anticipated three year outcomes: at least 10 afterschool programs will report increased capacity and organizational effectiveness; case management plans that promote academic success, personal/social development and healthy active living will be established for at least 1,440 enrolled children; at least 1,440 children will participate in the PALA challenge; and, at least 720 volunteers will provide at least 2,880 hours of service. Healthy Futures and Capacity Building will be the CNCS focus areas of this project. Marshfield Clinic AmeriCorps Afterschool is requesting a CNCS investment of $312,000 for a full-time fixed-amount grant.