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$3M collaboration pairs AmeriCorps with Buffalo youth

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Nearly 200 AmeriCorps members will be serving schools and other organizations in Buffalo thanks to a federal grant. The Corporation for National and Community Service and the Department of Labor awarded The Service Collaborative over $2.88 million, according to Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26).

AmeriCorps members will work in some of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods assisting with academic engagement and achievement of more than 3,000 children.

"This is a national model that is in an experimental stage. Upon its completion, the hope is that you produce students that are well-rounded, that have all the support that they need to realize their full potential as citizens of this great nation," Higgins says.

The funding will also support YouthBuild, which trains at-risk youth in the construction industry with a focus on education, occupational skills, and leadership development.