Yeshiva Kehilath Yaakov

Contact Information

638 Bedford Ave
Brooklyn, NY 11249 - 8007
(718) 963-1212 2109
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2013

Executive Summary

YKY will recruit 44 AmeriCorps members including 8 full time, 20 half-time, and 16 quarter time (for a total of 22 MSY's). All members will be unemployed, low income individuals. The 44 AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 90 volunteers. All of the members will be provided with extensive workplace behavior and preparedness skills training. For their year of service to the community, 36 members will provide quality mentoring at K-12 schools, serving as role models and promoting positive behaviors and success in school; 8 members will work in community health education projects. At the completion of the service period, at least 75% of the 44 members will secure gainful employment (within 12 month after the service period ends). This project will select the CNCS Tier One focus area of Economic Opportunity as the primary focus area and Tier 3 Healthy Futures as the secondary focus area. The CNCS investment of $262,934. will be matched with $161,154 .

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