The Burlington Community School District Welcomes AmeriCorps NCCC Team, Maple 5

BURLINGTON, Iowa–The Burlington Community School District welcomes the AmeriCorps National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) Maple 5 Team to the school district. The Maple 5 Team is made of six individuals who will serve at Aldo Leopold Intermediate School and Grimes Elementary School to provide additional reading interventions, group mentoring, and assist with the PiECES After School Program.

The Burlington Community School District received a grant making this program and partnership the first of its kind in the district. The AmeriCorps NCCC team from the North Central Region campus of AmeriCorps will arrive on Sept.17 and depart on Nov. 8.

“We are extremely excited to welcome the AmeriCorps team to the district,” said Superintendent Pat Coen. “We know they are ready to get to work and we appreciate the partnership with AmeriCorps to have a positive impact on students across the District.”

Supervisor of Grants & Community Outreach, Cassie Gerst, was instrumental in obtaining the funds needed to support the team.

“The National Afterschool Alliance encouraged us to apply and we just knew the opportunity would be huge for our district,” Gerst said. “This is a milestone achievement as we are the only after school program and school district who have a team in the state of Iowa.”

“Maple 5 is excited to serve in Burlington and to work in the schools,” Maple Unit Leader, Jimmy Kelly said. “They’re a team with diverse educational backgrounds and experiences that will aid and support the district. As a team, they’re energetic, enthusiastic, and excited to serve on their last project at the schools.”

The Burlington Community School District strives to have a profoundly positive impact on each student’s adult quality of life brought about by the students’ individual and collective educational experience.

It is the policy of the Burlington Community School District not to discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, religion, creed, age (for employment), marital status (for programs), sexual orientation, gender identity and socioeconomic status (for programs) in its educational programs and its employment practices. There is a grievance procedure for processing complaints of discrimination.

If you have questions or a grievance related to this policy please contact the district’s Equity Coordinators at the District Administrative Office, 1429 West Avenue, Burlington, IA 52601; (319) 753-6791.
For Educational Programs: Cory Johnson, Director of Curriculum, [email protected]
For Employment: Laci Johnson, Director of Human Resources, [email protected]

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