Youth Policy Institute

Contact Information

6464 W Sunset Blvd
Ste 650
Los Angeles, CA 90028 - 8008
(818) 899-5550 3273
FY 2017 AmeriCorps National Direct

Executive Summary

The Youth Policy Institute (YPI) proposes to have 50 AmeriCorps members who will provide small group and one-on-one tutoring for a total of 30 hours per student in English Language Arts (ELA) and/or math in the Los Angeles Promise Neighborhood (LAPN) in the Promise Zone (PZ) and within 1-2 partner place-based initiatives. The project will invite placed based initiatives, including federally designated Promise Neighborhood (PN) and/or Promise Zone (PZ) communities in multiple states to apply. Partners will be selected via a Request for Proposals (RFP) process upon initial award. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for 55% of students receiving the minimum threshold of tutoring (30 hours) progressing at least 1 academic learning level within the proficiency band (Below Basic, Basic, Proficient, Advanced) on the Scholastic Math Inventory (SMI) and/or Scholastic Reading Inventory (SRI) assessment (s). This program will focus on the CNCS focus area(s) of Education.

The CNCS investment of $498,000 will be matched with $863,871 (federal funds (cash and in-kind) and partner match) in public funding and $0 in private funding.

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