Adelante of Suffolk County

Contact Information

83 Carleton Ave
Central Islip, NY 11722 - 3019
(631) 234-1049
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2014

Executive Summary

Adelante of Suffolk County, Inc., a grassroots organization serving the predominately minority communities of Brentwood, Central Islip and Bay Shore, will recruit, train and deploy AmeriCorps members to support its STEM Leadership Academy, a program designed to improve the college readiness and educational attainment of Latino and African-American students in high need urban school districts. Five (5) full-time,twenty-five (25) half-time and ten (10) reduced-time members who are successful in college or their careers and who come from similar communities will provide mentorship, guidance, enrichment and college exploration support to 250 middle and high school students, and their families. Adelante will also recruit Opportunity Youth as AmeriCorps members in its summer camp program. A major focus of the program will be to encourage and support access to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields among Latino and African-American students. AmeriCorps members will also engage students in STEM learning opportunities during after-school hours and in the summer. Adelante is requesting a CNCS investment of $228,512, which will be matched with $75.042

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