Jennings Public School
EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Forty half-time (HT) AmeriCorps members will provide one-on-one and small group literacy instruction in 17 elementary schools in 17 school districts located in eight rural and remote counties. Members will use evidence based reading strategies to improve academic performance in literacy to underachieving students in poverty, grades pre-k through 3rd. Each member will also leverage a minimum of 10 volunteers, including their students and community residents, to participate in school-based service projects. At the end of each year, 75% of students who completed the program will have reached grade level benchmarks in literacy. This project will focus on CNCS focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $266,001 will be matched with $103,051.