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55 Exchange Pl
6th Floor, Ste 603
New York, NY 10005 - 3301
(646) 517-1062
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2013

Executive Summary

With the aim of preparing dramatically greater numbers of students for success in college, 45 AmeriCorps members will partner with teachers in four New York City public high schools serving low-income communities to a) lead small group instruction, b) deliver the Social Cognitive Curriculum, and c) provide afterschool programming / extended learning time -- all from August 1, 2013 to June 30, 2016. At the end 2013-14 school year (June 30, 2014), we expect that the 900+ students served by Blue Engine Corps Members (CMs), i.e. Blue Engine Teaching Assistants (BETAs), will have the following outcomes: 1) 90% of students will complete the program; 2) 80% will perform above predicted scores on end-of-year assessments, with entire grade levels averaging 10-25 percentage point gains (over previous year) in the fraction of students achieving college-ready levels on assessments; 3) 80% will demonstrate increased engagement in school as measured by pre-post surveys of motivation, growth mindset, and other social cognitive indicators. This project will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $467,526 will be matched with $946,199.

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