Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
TechMission is requesting an expansion from 30 MSYs to 35 MSYs in order to support all TMC Massachusetts Members. Members will serve in the K-8 and teen programs providing academic assistance and enrichment, serving as mentors and recruiting volunteers in low-income, primarily Black and Latino communities. The strength of the TMC program is that it combines innovation with some of the strongest indigenously-led programs targeting low-income Black and Latino K-12 youth. While most of our program Sites are housed in Black and Latino churches, many are also based in other faith-based and community-based organizations. We also heavily recruit our Members from the communities we serve. Members from similar communities are better able to understand the challenges that these youth face, and the youth themselves are sometimes better able to identify the Members as personal role models.