Macy, NE 68039
Fourteen Bright Futures AmeriCorps members will offer assistance in increasing early childhood literacy, promoting the importance of obtaining a GED/diploma and offering community service projects for the Omaha Tribe of Nebraska located in Macy, Nebraska. At the end of the service year it is anticipated through the early childhood education program, an increase will be seen in the number of children showing improvements on post-assessment literacy testing. Additionally, more parents will become aware of their active participation in their own child's school literacy progress. Through the GED program, more young adults will obtain their high school diploma and youth, parents, and the community will see the importance of completing a high school education. This project will focus on the CNCS focus areas of education and economic opportunity. The CNCS investment of $156,780 will be matched with $183,638.