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City receives $1.7 M grant to fund AmeriCorps program

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Photo courtesy of the City of Orlando

The City of Orlando was awarded $1.7 M from the Corporation for National and Community Service to hire 65 full-time AmeriCorps (Website) workers. Only five other cities in the country received this grant.

The AmeriCorps members will be mentoring more than 2,000 high school students from some of the City’s poorest communities.

According to Mayor Buddy Dyer’s blog (Website) the students will receive, “tutoring, counseling, workforce development, SAT and ACT prep, advocacy and guidance positioning them to go to college, technical or trade school, join the military, participate in national service or gain employment.”

 

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Americorp
Photo courtesy of the City of Orlando

The City of Orlando was awarded $1.7 M from the Corporation for National and Community Service to hire 65 full-time AmeriCorps (Website) workers. Only five other cities in the country received this grant.

The AmeriCorps members will be mentoring more than 2,000 high school students from some of the City’s poorest communities.

According to Mayor Buddy Dyer’s blog (Website) the students will receive, “tutoring, counseling, workforce development, SAT and ACT prep, advocacy and guidance positioning them to go to college, technical or trade school, join the military, participate in national service or gain employment.”