Reading Corps Schools

Bring Iowa Reading Corps to Your School 
The 2017-18 Reading Corps school application remains open.  If you're interested in bringing Reading Corps to your school this year or in future years, we encourage you to view the video below from Minnesota Reading Corps to learn more about the program model. An application guide is also available below. 
 

 
School Application Resources
If your school is interested in applying to become an Iowa Reading Corps Site in future years, our Guide to Applying provides important program information, including:
  •   Program Overview
  •   Description of Literacy Tutor
  •   Literacy Coaching
  •   Literacy Tutoring Model
  •   Program Expectations
  •   Cost of Reading Corps
  •   Timeline
United Ways of Iowa, in collaboration with Minnesota Reading Corps, hosted an informational webinar in April of 2015 designed to answer questions about the program and its implementation. To listen to a recording of the webinar, please click here. It is highly encouraged for new applicants and those wishing to learn more about the program to listen to the recording before beginning the application process.  
 
Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Member Recruitment
Recruitment efforts will be targeted in communities where we anticipate sites to be located in 2017-18. In addition to statewide recruitment efforts led by United Ways of Iowa, local recruitment is required for program participation and often results in securing the strongest applicants for the position. Please direct prospective members to Crystal Meier, cmeier@uwiservice.org, for more information regarding serving in Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program.
 
Securing Match Funding
Each Reading Corps school needs to secure matching funds to support their AmeriCorps member. The local match for 2017-18 is $9750 for a full-time, 11 month member and $5250 for a half-time, school year only member.  United Ways of Iowa is open to considering matching funds from more than one source, including the Early Literacy Initiative, but those funds will need to be guaranteed prior to selection as a site.
 
Schools interested in being involved with Iowa Reading Corps can contact us at iowa.readingcorps@gmail.com