Arab American Family Services

Contact Information

9044 S. Octavia
Bridgeview, IL 60455 - 2126
(708) 599-2237
RSVP 2013 Competition Appendix A Part 2 Funding Opportunities

Executive Summary

Through Arab American Family Services (AAFS) an estimated [624] RSVP volunteers will serve. They will serve in the following: developing distributing materials, preventing elder abuse; income tax tutoring, providing financial literacy education, recruiting, training, and managing volunteers to help organizations build capacity in various areas of the organization through a network of 60 stations such as: Illinois Coalition of Immigrant and Refugee Rights (ICIRR), South Suburban United Way, Coalition of Limited English Elderly (CLESE), Council of Islamic Organizations of Greater Chicago (CIOGC). The primary focus of this project is Healthy Futures, Economic Opportunities, and Capacity Building. At the end of the three-year grant, 80% of the 624 volunteers will have made an impact in the areas and communities they have served. The CNCS federal investment of $222,924 will be supplemented by the grantee share of (10% match) of $22,294 from various non-federal funding.

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