This grant supports an effort to incorporate a specific focus on health into a national community service project. The National School and Community Corps (NSCC) is funded by the national service program (AmeriCorps), and is active in 10 elementary schools in Philadelphia. Next year the program will double in Philadelphia, and expand to schools in New York City and Wilmington. The program works jointly with the schools to increase parental involvement and improve coordination among social service providers, the schools and families. Under this project, the Woodrow Wilson Fellowship Foundation will develop a curriculum to incorporate the goal of improving health and health care within the NSCC. The curriculum will define additional training needed to adapt the current corps members as "agents of health," evaluate the benefits to the schools and individuals of adding health as a specialty focus, and define the outcomes that can be established if implemented. The broader goal of the project is to develop a model of incorporating health into community service initiatives for replication in other AmeriCorps projects.
Amount Awarded $39,663.00
Awarded on: 8/29/1995
Time frame: 9/1/1995 - 10/31/1997
Grant Number: 27650