Board of Trustees of Western Illinois University

Contact Information

Western Il University,
1 University Circle, Currens Hall 503
Macomb, IL 61455 - 1367
(309) 762-8090
FY 2015 AmeriCorps State Commission

Executive Summary

Western Illinois University-Quad Cities (WIU-QC) seeks 24 AmeriCorps members who will work with at-risk preschool aged children to provide literacy skills in the Illinois Quad Cities. AmeriCorps members will be responsible for increasing literacy skills for local at-risk children, helping them become ready for Kindergarten learning. AmeriCorps members will work individually with preschool aged children at educational sites and together in group activities to develop early childhood literacy skills. They will be supported by on-site educational personnel and a full-time WIU-QC Assistant Director who will be engaged in program implementation, supervision, and administration.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education, specifically early childhood literacy. The CNCS investment of $149,572 will be matched with $52,362.

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