True North AmeriCorps
True North AmeriCorps (True North) will place 15 AmeriCorps members in two School Improvement Grant recipient elementary schools that are also Priority schools. Priority schools represent the 5% most-persistently low-performing schools in the state: target schools demonstrate some of the lowest Multiple Measurement Ratings at 3.49 % and 7.07%. MMR uses three ratings to measure elementary and middle school performance: proficiency, student growth, and achievement gap reduction. Members support teachers in the classroom, connect in-school with Out-of-School-Time programs and build site capacity to leverage volunteers for sustainability. At the end of the three-year project, participants will demonstrate improvement in academic achievement and school engagement. Goals address the CNCS focus area Education: Succeeding in Kindergarten through 12th Grade. The CNCS request of $149,554 is matched with local support of $193,813 that includes $131,713 cash and $55,100 of In-kind.