Forest Grove School District

Contact Information

1728 Main St
Forest Grove, OR 97116 - 2737
(503) 359-8110 4537
Commission AmeriCorps State Fixed Amount Grants FY 2012

Executive Summary

Educational failure has been an intractable challenge for policy-makers for decades. Despite years of

reform, racial and income gaps leave students of color and low-income students far behind their peers in

educational achievement. These inequalities start with school readiness and continue through higher

education. Partnerships for Student Achievement (PSA), hosted by the Forest Grove School District

(FGSD), addresses the challenges these students face through individual/small group tutoring. Twenty

full-time AmeriCorps members will tutor identified below-grade level students individually or in small

groups in literacy or math for 11 months starting in August 2012 in twenty K-12, public schools

throughout Washington County, Oregon which is just west of Portland. At the end of the school year,

90% of tutored students will demonstrate an increase in academic performance either through skillbased

pre- and post-tests (elementary students) or via classroom teacher assessments (middle and high

school students). This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of education. The CNCS investment of

$240,000 will be matched with $287,569.

Award Information

Application ID: 12ES141913
CNCS Award Amount:
CNCS Grant Number: 10FXHOR0010003
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