AISD 2013 School Turnaroundaround AmeriCorps Initiative
Thirty AmeriCorps members will leverage $400,107 per year in AISD support to provide HDT, dropout prevention services and family and community supports in Austin, Texas. At the end of the project, we anticipate increased academic achievement on state level assessments, increased graduation rates, increased academic engagement, and increased school attendance. AmeriCorps member activities will advance the services and strategies identified by CNCS in the 2013 School Turnaround AmeriCorps opportunity: to include increasing learning time; providing ongoing mechanisms for youth, family, and community engagement; and supporting the social, emotional, behavioral, health and other non-academic needs of students, their families, and Austin communities. The CNCSS investment of $398,109 will be matched by $400,107 from AISD.