Who We Are
AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education (ABLE) mobilizes individuals in national service to revive and strengthen educational environments, expanding opportunities for today's youth and transforming America's future - one student, one classroom, and one community at a time.
ABLE Early Childhood Program:
Individuals serving in the ABLE program enhance the quality and impact of education of students throughout Western New York.
AmeriCorps Builds Lives through Education Early Childhood Education Program focuses on early childhood school readiness and addressing the need for more prepared early childhood teachers to work with ethnically diverse, low-income urban populations. ABLE members will serve in specific CAO Head Start classrooms and implement evidence-base math games to increase student math comprehension. Members will serve along side with lead teachers and be coached on early childhood teaching techniques. Members will receive the Childhood Development Associates credential (CDA) training through Child Care Resource Network, which will allow ABLE members to more effectively prevent future academic and developmental delays.
Members receive the following benefits:
- Living allowance paid out bi-weekly
- Education Award of $4,300
- Health insurance
- CDA credential
- Uniform items
- HeadStart staff mentor
- Weekly training to prepare individuals for job once term is complete