AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education School Turnaround
The Service Collaborative of WNY, Inc. AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) program will concentrate on the CNCS Focus Area of Education-School Turnaround in 2013-14. Based on eight successful years of service, ABLE will place 20 full-time members in Highgate Heights Elementary and Bennett High School located in Buffalo Promise Neighborhood (BPN), an impoverished area in Western New York. Member service will align with awarded BPN school turnaround plans. Members will implement educational programming that will increase the academic engagement and achievement of over 570 children. A CNCS investment of $250,942 will be matched with a significant applicant contribution of $300,700.