Bay Area Community Resources / BAYAC AmeriCorps
School Turnaround AmeriCorps Commission State Competitive FY 2013
In the BACR School Turnaround Corps, 25 AmeriCorps Members will leverage partnerships with SIG schools in Oakland, West Contra Costa and San Francisco Unified School Districts to increase academic engagement for identified students with high rates of truancy and/or disciplinary referrals. BACR School Turnaround Corps Members will provide high-contact support and guidance before, during, and after school to assist students in maintaining attendance rates and navigating challenges that affect their academic engagement. Members will work with teachers, parents, community school partners, and volunteers to ensure that students receive the individualized supports they need. At the end of the three-year project period, at least 60% of high risk students will have decreased their truancy rates or disciplinary referral rates by at least 50%. This project will focus on social-behavioral coaching.