Asian Media Access, Inc.
School Turnaround AmeriCorps Commission State Competitive FY 2013
I. Executive Summary.
Asian Media Access (AMA) along with partnering schools will support Project R.I.C.E. (Reaching Immigrants with Care and Education) to implement an AmeriCorps program in North Minneapolis and Brooklyn Center. Project RICE's main goals are: 1) to support schools and communities in improving student performance; 2) to support disadvantaged communities through high-quality educational activities and after school programs with a special focus on immigrants and refugee students and their Limited English Proficiency (LEP) parents; and 3) to boost family ' school - community engagement in turning around the lowest-performing schools. 35 AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 300 volunteers. AmeriCorps members working on Project RICE will be assigned to three different teams ' Education, Outreach and Enrichment teams. Together they will address the CNCS (Corporatoin for National and Community Service) focus area of School Turn Around - to improve student academic performance, engagement, and attendance outcomes with these evidence-based intervention strategies: 1) Building a Learning Lab with Extended Teaching Time and Adaptive Technology; 2) Engaging in Family and Community Partnerships; and 3) Offering Culturally Responsive Practices. CNCS's investment of $465,499 will be matched by Asian Media Access's investment of $177,040, a 27.55% match.