In 2013, the City of Orlando received a multi-year grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) via Volunteer Florida, to fund the Orlando Partnership for School Success (O-PASS). The program recruits and deploys 32 full time AmeriCorps members to approximately 8 middle school and City after school sites, where they offer tutoring and mentoring services to City children.
The O-PASS grant helps fund operational positions, including that of Sierra Newhouse, After-School All-Stars Project Coordinator - Contract. By approving the attached contract, the City will ensure program coordination of the O-PASS grant project for the period August 10, 2015 through July 31, 2017. In her capacity as After-School All-Stars Project Coordinator - Contract, Ms. Newhouse will be responsible for administrative and supervisory work in planning, coordinating and conducting the O-PASS grant project; assist in managing the overall operations and implementation of the grant project; oversee collection and preparation of program data for performance reports; manage O-PASS staff’s professional development and training implementation plan; assist in the creation of the overall program design, structure and curriculum taught; and review, monitor and ensure adherence of O-PASS program goals and objectives.