Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee

Contact Information

Mardak Center
1558 N. 6th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53212 - 3845
(414) 267-8134
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2014

Executive Summary

Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee will have 73 AmeriCorps members who will support three program areas. As SPARK tutors, members will serve struggling readers in kindergarten through 3rd grade in reaching proficiency through support at school, at home and in the community. These services will take place in Milwaukee Public Schools (MPS) during the day and during after-school hours. Additional members will provide environmental education service-learning for youth campers at Boys & Girls Clubs' Camp Whitcomb/Mason in Hartland, Wisconsin. Members will also teach fundamental art skills to underserved MPS students during after-school program hours. At the end of the first program year the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for providing literacy intervention to 450 struggling readers, hands on art instruction to 2,000 Boys & Girls Clubs youth and environmental education activities to 8,000 underserved youth. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 200 volunteers who will be engaged in community-wide special events and community development activities in each program area.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus areas of Education and Environmental Stewardship. The CNCS investment of $285,658 will be matched with $244,234, $62,520 in public funding and $181,714 in private funding.

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