Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University

Contact Information

Western Il University,
1 University Circle, Currens Hall 503
Macomb, IL 61455 - 1367
(309) 298-2706
FY 2015 AmeriCorps State Commission

Executive Summary

A. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Peace Corps Fellows Program at Western Illinois University will have 12 MSYs/AmeriCorps members who will provide leadership, build capacity and implement local projects, such as: downtown revitalization, business retention and expansion, tourism development, health education and outreach,

youth leadership, and disaster preparedness in rural communities in Illinois. At the end of the 1st program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for coordinating 50 volunteer-driven projects, assisting with the creation/revision of 6 community disaster response plans, and

implementing at least 3 volunteer management best practices at host sites. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 500 volunteers that will be engaged in implementing community development projects in rural communities across the state.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Capacity Building and Disaster Services. The CNCS investment of $159,600 will be matched with $160,002, all of which is from local and state funding.

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