Though the competition was tough, our AmeriCorps Program was informed that they have received a three-year grant to continue the good work. The GSD AmeriCorps program is funded by a federal grant through the Corporation for National Community Service (CNCS) and administered by the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service (MCVS) in Jackson. AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, an independent federal agency whose mission is to improve lives, strengthen communities, and foster civic engagement through service and volunteering. AmeriCorps supports a broad range of local service programs that engage thousands of Americans in intensive service to meet critical community needs. In addition to AmeriCorps, the Corporation also administers Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. Together these programs engage more than 2 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year.
The AmeriCorps initiative has served our students and community, trained members to be future active citizens, and made a positive impact upon our county. Our students’ improvement will have long-range implications for Grenada by impacting the literacy rate, graduation rate, and, therefore, the economic progress of our populace.