Become an Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Member - Experience Life Changing Growth
Our goal is to help every Iowa child become a proficient reader by the end of third grade. In 2012, 23% of third grade students in Iowa were not reading at grade level.
The challenges are very real, but if you have the energy and passion, we have the training and support to prepare you to help students grow as readers. By partnering with local United Ways, you'll also have the opportunity to help strengthen the relationship between the school and community through volunteer recruitment and community engagement projects.
To learn more about what it's like to serve as an AmeriCorps member with Iowa Reading Corps, we encourage you to view the three-minute video below to watch a few Minnesota Reading Corps AmeriCorps members in action.
Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps Member Overview
Iowa Reading Corps AmeriCorps members are trained as Elementary Literacy Tutors and are placed in school districts throughout Iowa. Full time members are assigned to one site for the duration of the program year and serve at least 40 hours per week for 11 months. School year only postions may also be available. Iowa Reading Corps members work one-on-one with students in Kindergarten through 3rd grade who need help learning to read. During the summer months, members partner with local United Ways to recruit volunteers and support community engagement by providing literacy activities at summer feeding programs, assisting with summer tutoring programs, and/or coordinating children's summer literacy programs at local libraries.
Before you apply, please be sure to check out these important documents:
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We highly recommend that all interested applicants read through the eligibility requirements, commitments, and benefits associated with Iowa Reading Corps before beginning the application process. For the 2018-2019 program year, we will fill positions on a rolling basis. This means that early applicants will have more choice in service locations and will be notified earlier regarding whether they have been accepted. Reading Corps schools and local United Ways are also involved in making selection decisions.