AmeriCorps Student Turnaround Project
Forty (40) half-time AmeriCorps members will provide tutoring, mentoring, and wraparound student support services to increase educational achievement in five low-performing Miami-Dade County Public Schools: Jose De Diego Middle, North Miami Middle, Redland Middle, Campbell Drive Middle, and Frederick Douglass Elementary. The project will begin August 1st, 2013 and end July 31st, 2014. At the end of the one-year period, 85% of 400 students who participate in the program and receive reading and math tutoring services will demonstrate improvement in academic achievement by at least five points; and 80% of 80 students who receive mentoring as part of student wraparound services, will not incur a new disciplinary referral or new suspension. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $266,000 will be matched with $140,468 cash and $58,500 in-kind match.