B-H-K Child Development Board

Contact Information

700 Park Avenue
Houghton, MI 49931 - 2453
(906) 487-6600 130
FY 2015 AmeriCorps State Commission Fixed Amount

Executive Summary

The BHK Child Development Board proposes to have 20 AmeriCorps members who will provide evidenced based and informed education services to prekindergarten through 3rd grade rural students at risk of reading failure in 9 schools and 5 pre-kindergarten sites. At the end of the first program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for having assisted 450 participating children to demonstrate improved academic performance in literacy (ED5) and 50 participating pre-kindergarten children to demonstrate improved school readiness skills in terms of literacy skills (ED24). In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage an additional 400 volunteers who will be engaged in delivery of the evidence based program Start Making A Reader Today and supporting reading related school activities and classroom projects.

This program will focus on the CNCS focus area of education. The CNCS investment of $234,000 will be matched with cash resources of $140,000 and in-kind public funding of $271,285.

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