Community Service Society of NY
The Community Service Society of New York (CSS) advocates on behalf of the poor in the areas of health care, economic opportunity and education. Through the proposed RSVP program, CSS is requesting $728,668 in Federal funding to serve 300+ stations (social service organizations) in New York City. CSS exceeds the CNCS match requirement with $669,101 (48%) in local funding from CSS endowment, foundations, other government agencies and individual giving.
CSS's primary focus area will be Healthy Futures, where we will place volunteers in assignments which include: food delivery, emergency food services, respite services, veterans companionship and services, preventative health care (blood pressure monitoring, stay well programs), and access to care programs (health care access, benefits, low-cost services, and programs serving people with disabilities).
Outcomes: RSVP will deploy at least 3,003 volunteers by the end of the three year grant period and maintain a retention rate of 85%. 1,388 (46%) unduplicated volunteers will be placed in CSS primary focus area, Healthy Futures. 32% (significantly more than the 10% threshold) of all volunteers will be placed in impact-based assignments and RSVP will exceed the requirement of 80% of the required volunteers being active in the program. CSS/RSVP volunteers will serve approximately 300,000 individuals and over 300 nonprofits over the three-year period. Overall, CSS will adhere to or exceed the National Performance Measure requirements and other criteria established by CNCS.