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FY 2015 AmeriCorps Partnership Challenge National Education Award Program

Executive Summary

A. Executive Summary

World Relief (WR) proposes to have 10 Refugee AmeriCorps members who will assist with the integration and community engagement of refugees and other Office of Refugee Resettlement (ORR) eligible populations by building volunteer capacity and providing direct client services to refugees within the scope of financial literacy, health and mental health extended case management in Aurora, IL; Chicago, IL; Durham, NC; Garden Grove, CA; Miami, FL; Moline, IL; Oshkosh, WI; Richland, WA; Seattle, WA and Wheaton, IL. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for client intakes and assessments; provide medical case management; expand networks of healthcare providers; facilitate group sessions on wellness and cultural adjustment topics; monitor progress and stability of individuals and families; develop life skills training program and facilitation of training classes and ongoing coaching; develop financial literacy modules and trainings; assist refugees to access community resources; and develop materials, create presentations and provide ongoing training to community partners regarding refugee culture, customs and traditions. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 300 volunteers who will be engaged in cultural adjustment and relationship building to help newly arriving refugees integrate into their new communities.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Economic Opportunities and Healthy Futures and build volunteer capacity. The CNCS investment of $57,300 in Segal Education Awards will be leveraged with an investment by ORR of $250,000 plus national administrative costs shared by the ORR funded Preferred Communities (PC) program.

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