WE ARE PROMISECORPS
WHAT IS IT?
We are a state AmeriCorps program, funded by the Maryland Governor's Office of Service and Volunteerism beginning in 2017. PromiseCorps focuses on reducing chronic absenteeism (missing 20 or more days per year) and improving school climate (behavior, relationships, and physical environment) to reduce barriers to academic success.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
In total there are 10 PromiseCorps Members who work in pairs as Student Service Coordinators. They are under our five Promise Heights Community School Coordinators and numerous Baltimore City Public School teachers to conduct individual assessments on chronically absent students. The data that is collected will be analyzed and students will be provided tiered services (universal, targeted, and intensive). Members will be make referrals, follow-up on and monitor referrals, and enter data in management information system. Members will work with Community School Coordinators to develop and manage high-quality partnerships to support the school community, including the creation of a cadre of volunteer tutors from area undergraduate and graduate schools. AmeriCorps Members will be a critical part of a school-based team working together to support student success and family stability.