Reading Corps Schools


Site List of 2022-23 school sites.

Bring Iowa Reading Corps to Your School

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 and to read through the Guide to Applying noted below.

School Application Resources

If your school is interested in applying to become an Iowa Reading Corps Site in future years, our Guide to Application provides important program information, including:

  • Program Overview
  • Description of Literacy Tutor
  • Literacy Coaching
  • Literacy Tutoring Model
  • Program Expectations
  • Cost of Reading Corps
  • Timeline

To listen to a webinar recording designed to answer questions about the program and its implementation 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 have selected sites for 2022-23. 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,, 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. 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 Crystal Meier, Director of National Service Programs for more information.