Youth & Opportunity United, Inc.

Contact Information

1027 Sherman Avenue
Evanston, IL 60202 - 6500
(847) 866-1200 225
FY 2015 AmeriCorps State Commission

Executive Summary

The Youth Organizations Umbrella, Inc. (Y.O.U.) proposes to have eight full-time and eight one-year half-time AmeriCorps members who will deliver high-quality afterschool and summer learning programs in 11 locations (five elementary schools, five middle schools, and one high school) in Evanston, Morton Grove, and Skokie, Illinois. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing 800 youth with tutoring and enrichment activities that improve their academic, social, and emotional skills. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 300 volunteers who will be engaged in mentorship, community greening, and teaching youth workshops in areas such as architecture and entrepreneurship.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus area(s) of Education and the Serve Illinois Commission focus areas of Violence Prevention and Volunteer Connectors. The CNCS investment of $134,116 will be matched with $299,932, $150,000 in public funding and $149,932 in private funding.

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