Lessie Bates Davis Neighborhood House
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
AmeriCorps/East St. Louis Project ADVANCE is a multi-faceted approach to address the needs of the children and families of East St. Louis, Illinois. Central to the program are twenty-five Educational Advocates who will serve 1000 children and their families in a comprehensive effort over a three year period to improve their educational outcomes, to improve their health by reducing childhood obesity, and to increase their technological competence to prepare them for a digital world. Thirteen other full time members and 150 part time Awards Only members will support these efforts in technology, nutrition education, volunteerism, after-school programming, and veterans services.