American Red Cross - Chicago

Contact Information

2200 W Harrison St
Chicago, IL 60612 - 3506
(312) 729-6123
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2014

Executive Summary

The American Red Cross will have 27 AmeriCorps members who will increase communities' resilience by improving the capacity of communities across Illinois to prepare for, respond to and recover from disasters by acting as educators and community conveners. Members will be serving multiple communities in Illinois with host-sites in Chicago, Moline, Springfield, Champaign, Quincy, Rockford, Fairview Heights, Macomb, DeKalb and Kankakee. At the end of the 1st program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for the education of 96,000 individuals, supporting 11 community-based disaster exercises and creating the foundation for four community resiliency networks. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 270 volunteers that will be engaged in peer to peer youth safety presentations, intergenerational community projects, bilingual education, fire prevention activities, parent programs and emergency planning for individuals with intellectual and development disabilities. This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Disaster Services. The CNCS investment of $ 332,085 will be matched with $332,086 in private funding.

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