The Renaissance Education Group, Inc.
Durham, NC 27701
The Renaissance Education Group, Inc. (Renaissance) seeks to leverage twenty (20) AmeriCorps members to improve the educational outcomes of students in Durham, NC through an academic coaching modality. Academic coaching, an evidence-informed intervention, enhances student skills and performance at the high school and collegiate level. Using this model, Renaissance proposes a program that will train and place a cadre of academic coaches (i.e. AmeriCorps members) at Hillside High School to work with high need, high-risk, and/or otherwise at-need students. Members will provide individualized planning and differentiated instruction focusing on skill development, Advanced Placement (AP) preparation, ACT test preparation, college admissions planning, and other activities designed to enhance the college-going culture amongst students.
At the end of the grant cycle, the project will improve academic performance and engagement through 1) increased academic achievement, 2) increased high school graduation rates, and 3) improved college readiness among students who attend Hillside High School. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education by helping youth succeed in school. The CNCS investment of $72,653.98 will be matched with $22,943.36 and the project period is September 1, 2013 -- August 31, 2016.