Community Engagement VISTA The Boys, Girls, Adults Community Development Center (BGACDC) was founded in 1978, by a group of committed parents living in the small Delta town of Marvell, Arkansas.BGACDC aims to improve the overall quality of life for the poor, mainly African American residents of Marvell-Elaine School District in Phillips County, Arkansas. BGACDC's mission is building community competency by empowering people to help themselves.BGACDC designed the Delta Education and Housing Project to improve the academic performance, and housing opportunities of families in the Marvell-Elaine School in Phillips County, Arkansas. The goals of the project are as follows:
To increase the academic performance of students K-12, * To increase academic retention in grades 9-12) * To increase the housing opportunities of families, * To increase financial literacy of families and
To increase access to affordable housing. AmeriCorpsVISTA members are uniquely qualified to help decrease the number students who drop out of school, increase academic performance, engage parental involve in education and assist low income family with their housing needs. The AmeriCorpsVISTA members selected to participate in the Delta Education, and Housing Project will increase the capacity of local volunteers to assist students with homework, and addressing housing needs of Delta families.
Car recommended . Service Areas :
Housing , Community and Economic Development , Health , Community Outreach , Children/Youth , Education . Skills :
Computers/Technology , Youth Development , Leadership , Community Organization , Education , Communications , General Skills.