From August 1, 2013 -- June 30, 2014, 20 Half-Time AmeriCorps Members will engage approximately two hundred (200) 4th and 5th grade students at five K-5 elementary Columbus City School Improvement Grant (SIG) Schools. The project focus will be to accelerate students in their acquisition of reading and mathematics knowledge and skills in an expanded school-day program. AmeriCorps Members will support this initiative through in-school tutoring as well as a five-day a week after school program in each building. The expected outcomes of the program will include improved reading and math skills and engagement with school, family and community. The program is asking for a CNCS investment of $133,000 with a matching investment of $50,000 from the grantee.