YMCA of Rock River Valley

Contact Information

200 Y Blvd
Rockford, IL 61107 - 3019
(815) 489-1133
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2014

Executive Summary

The YMCA of Rock River Valley will have 24 HT AmeriCorps members who will address educational and wellness needs in underserved populations of the Rock River Valley community in the Community Outreach Branch, Youth Achievement Branch and the Northwest Community Center. At the end of the 1st program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving the health and nutritional habits of at-risk and underserved youth, teens and seniors; help to minimize the achievement gap in school performance between students of various income levels; develop positive programming through a partnership between the Rockford community, the YMCA of Rock River Valley and the Northwest Community Center. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 30 volunteers that will be engaged in tutoring, mentoring and providing AmeriCorps members with program and logistical support.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Healthy Futures and Education. The CNCS investment of $147,386 will be matched by $87,711 in private funding, $0.00 in local and federal funding.

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