Jewish Institute of Queens
Twenty-three AmeriCorps Members (10 MSY) will leverage an additional 3-4 Volunteers per day to serve in an Education and Nutrition program in the Jewish Institute of Queens and the Bukharian Jewish Community Center, both located in Queens, New York. At the end of the 12 month period, 56 one-on-one mentor-mentee matches will be sustained, 70% of students will demonstrate improved academic performance in literacy and in math, 100 individuals will receive support, services, education and/or referrals to alleviate long-term hunger and 60% of individuals will report increased food security for themselves and their children. This project will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Education and Healthy Futures. The CNCS investment of $132,213 will be matched with $57,089.