ServeOhio addresses Ohio's most critical needs by investing in high-impact, evidence-based AmeriCorps programs. In the 2020 program year, ServeOhio invested $8.8 million in Ohio communities; over 70% of the funding was awarded to programs that address education, meeting local education needs from kindergarten readiness to college graduation.
Improving educational outcomes for Ohio students is critical for the economic and social wellbeing of all Ohioans. That is why ServeOhio has prioritized Education as the number one funding priority in the 2020 program year, investing $6.3 million to increase academic success. ServeOhio Programs mobilize nearly 700 AmeriCorps members as tutors, coaches, mentors, and teachers helping students to succeed in school and gain skills necessary for 21st century jobs.
In the 2020 program year, ServeOhio invested $1.1 million to fund programs that build skills and increase employment for the most vulnerable citizens in our communities. AmeriCorps members support and facilitate access to employment services, financial literacy education, GED education, and job skills that contribute to the improved economic well-being and security of low-income communities in Ohio.
AmeriCorps members are making Ohio’s communities healthier and stronger every day. In the 2020 program year, ServeOhio invested over $1.4 million to fund programs that improve the health of Ohio’s most vulnerable communities including children, veterans, and individuals addicted to opiates. Members help to improve individual and community health through programs designed to increase health education and screenings, improve environmental conditions in Appalachia, increase access to safe and affordable housing, and provide information and referrals to treatment resources.
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