ChildFund International USA will have 36 AmeriCorps members who will facilitate social emotional learning strategies in 14 elementary schools and communities in Hidalgo County, Texas. At the end of the program year the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for improving the participating students’ social emotional learning skills. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 72 volunteers who will be engaged in supporting literacy group activities within target schools and during summer in those communities. This program will focus on the AmeriCorps focus area of Education. The AmeriCorps investment of $282,419 will be match with $103,950 in private funding.