Grand Street Settlement, Inc.

Posted on August 5, 2022

To help expand the AmeriCorps Assistant Program Director position to full-time so as to further improve their out-of-school academic support program for youths from low-income communities in Lower Manhattan and Brooklyn. They will provide 150 youths in grades 1-3 with out-of-school literacy and educational support at 13 Grand Street out-of-school sites to increase literacy and help to close the pandemic-related reading gaps for low-income public school students. Thirty-eight AmeriCorps members will be trained as youth development professionals, using evidence-based practices to provide individualized and small group academic support that will increase students’ comprehensive reading skills and vocabulary. Grand Street Settlement provides educational programs and social services to people of all ages residing on the Lower East Side in Manhattan, and in Brooklyn’s Williamsburg and Bushwick neighborhoods.