Berks County Community Foundation

Contact Information

237 Court Sreet
Reading, PA 19601 - 3924
(484) 706-9364
FY 2017 RSVP Expansion Competition

Executive Summary

An estimated 60 RSVP volunteers will serve in Year One. Of this number, 9 RSVP volunteers (15%) will be placed in outcome assignments. Some of their activities will include

- Leading weekly Youth Volunteer Corps school leadership and service groups and monthly Youth Volunteer Corps service learning group projects

- Mentoring youth in school-based mentorship programs.

The primary focus area of this project is education. At the end of the three-year grant, participants will have demonstrated a substantial change in student perspective on school climate and an increased attachment to school (both indicators of improved academic engagement). These indicators will be measured by comparison of data from Search Institute's Attitudes and Behavior study administered pre- and post-program.

The CNS federal investment of $75,000 will be supplemented in Year One by $7,500 corporate contributions and $2,000 in-kind contributions.

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