Youth Volunteer Corps

Contact Information

1025 Jefferson St
Kansas City, MO 64105 - 1329
(816) 472-9822 201
AmeriCorps National Direct FY 2013

Executive Summary

71 AmeriCorps members (25.95 MSY) will engage 3,752 disadvantaged young adults (opportunity youth) in service-learning projects coordinated by Youth Volunteer Corps (YVC) affiliate sites in eight states, including Texas (North Texas YVC in Dallas); South Carolina (Anderson County YVC in Anderson); Wisconsin (Racine County YVC in Racine); Missouri (St. Joseph YVC in St. Joseph); Georgia (Macon and Middle Georgia YVC); Virginia (Hampton Roads YVC in Newport News); Louisiana (Capital Area YVC in Baton Rouge); and Oregon (Corvallis YVC in Corvallis). This project focuses on the CNCS focus area of Economic Opportunity and addresses the identified need that youth unemployment is at an all-time high, especially summer youth unemployment rates. At the end of the three-year grant period, each of the 3,752 opportunity youth who enters the YVC program and completes at least 30 hours of service will develop needed employment skills by completing team-based, service-learning projects. The CNCS investment of $263,840 will be matched with $280,113.

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