School Turnaround AmeriCorps National Direct FY 2013
31 AmeriCorps members will prepare low-income students in seven School Improvement Grant (SIG) priority high schools in the Twin Cities, MN and Milwaukee, WI to improve student performance and increase success in post-secondary education through academic and college preparation programming. At the end of each school year, students will demonstrate improved academic engagement, and will demonstrate increased preparation for higher education and careers through college admission and persistence. This project will focus on the CNCS area of Education to work in alignment with school turnaround plans to improve preparation for and prospects of success in post-secondary education institutions for students in low-performing schools. The CNCS investment of $412,300 will be matched with more than $443,000 in private contributions.