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Colorado Reading Corps AmeriCorps Program

In Colorado today, 60% of third graders can’t read at grade level. If they don’t read proficiently by the end of third grade, odds are against them for catching up in the future. Join Colorado Reading Corps as a tutor and you’ll help students build the skills needed to become successful readers. Our tutors support early literacy in either one-on-one settings (Kindergarten through 3rd grade) or by supporting classwide (PreK) to help all students start off strong.

More About Service

  • PreK tutors are placed in Early Childhood Centers and support children ages 3-5 one-on-one, in small groups, and across the entire classroom.
  • K-3 tutors spend 20 minutes per day with each child they are paired with, implementing 10 different literacy-based strategies.
  • Your support helps children start Kindergarten ready to learn, and it provides children with the increased support they need to read on grade level.
  • AmeriCorps members complete either a minimum of 900 hours from October 2021-May 2022 or a minimum of 675 hours from January-May 2022.
  • No experience? No problem! Reading Corps provides comprehensive training in strategies proven to help students learn.

Benefits

  • Living allowance is $947 per pay period (paid twice per month).
  • Segal Education Award of $3,172.50  for those starting in October and $2,417,14 for those starting in January. This is awarded at the end of a successful term of service and can be used to repay student loans or for current or future education.
  • Mileage reimbursement or bus fare
  • Healthcare
  • Members participate in professional development and training including personal strengths, inclusivity, working with high needs students, communication styles, and a variety of other topics.

*Tutors 55+ may gift the award to their child or grandchild or use for certain types of travel.

Question? Email Jennifer at JennR@youthforachange.org for more information.

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Disclaimers: In accordance with AmeriCorps Regulation 45 CFR 2540.100, this position does not duplicate work of previous or existing employees or volunteers, supplant the hiring of workers, or include service or duties that have been performed or were performed by a current employee, an employee who recently resigned or was discharged, an employee subject to a reduction in work force, or an employee who is on leave. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is committed to achieving a diverse, high-performing workforce. No persons involved with this program will discriminate based on race, religion, creed, color, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, political affiliation, disability, marital/parental status, or military service. We strive to provide a service and work environment free of sexual, racial, ethnic, religious or other harassment.

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