At the White House event with Domestic Policy Council Director Susan Rice, Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona and AmeriCorps CEO Michael Smith, the Biden-Harris Administration launched a new National Partnership for Student Success (NPSS). The NPSS is a coordinated, research-based, locally-driven, all-in effort to help all students recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.
The NPSS will be led by the U.S. Department of Education, AmeriCorps, and a diverse coalition of education and national service organizations who will recruit, screen, train, support, and engage additional AmeriCorps members and volunteers serving as academic tutors, high quality mentors, student success coaches, wraparound integrated student support coordinators, and post-secondary transition coaches for students in Pre-K through high school.
The launch of the NPSS follows President Biden’s call for more tutors and mentors in the 2022 State of Union Address and this new public-private partnership will lift up and build upon the work of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors.
To learn more about the National Partnership for Student Success, click on these links:
- Recording of the White House’s July 5th event launching the National Partnership for Student Success
- White House Fact Sheet
- National Partnership for Student Success Website
- YouTube Video describing the NPSS
- AmeriCorps Press Release
- Department of Education Press Release
- Voices for National Service Press Release
- Reuters, “U.S. seeks 250,000 mentors, tutors to address pandemic learning loss”
- EdPost, “New National Partnership Promises 250,000 More Adults in Schools To Support Student Recovery”
- The Hill, “Biden administration takes steps to address pandemic learning loss”
- K-12 Dive, “White House seeks to add 250K tutors, mentors to boost academic recovery”