Duluth Area Family YMCA
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.