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Great Oaks Charter School, Grand Street Settlement Receive AmeriCorps Funding

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An AmericaCorps tutor works with students at Great Oaks Charter School on the Lower East Side.
An AmericaCorps tutor works with students at Great Oaks Charter School on the Lower East Side.

Governor Cuomo announced today that New York state has been awarded $5.4 million from the federal government through the AmeriCorps Program. The money will go to organizations that assist at-risk children, homebound seniors, low-income families, and struggling veterans across the state.

On the Lower East Side, one school and one not-for-profit social service provider are recipients. The Great Oaks Foundation was awarded $717,162 to “improve academic achievement” at Great Oaks Charter School, located at 38 Delancey St. The school has an existing AmeriCorps program to tutor students. Also, Grand Street Settlement received $231,133 to “improve academic achievement and economic opportunities” on the Lower East Side and in Brooklyn. Grand Street has been a longtime recipient of AmeriCorps funding.

The grants were awarded through a competitive application process. Each AmeriCorps member receives a scholarship at the conclusion of his/her service.

 

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