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Colorado Reading Corps

Colorado Reading Corps, brought to Colorado by Mile High United Way, is operated by Colorado Youth for a Change and is a replication of the proven and successful Minnesota Reading Corps. The program supports Kindergarten through third grade students in school districts across the state, to increase early literacy and reading proficiency. Reading Corps places AmeriCorps members in classrooms to provide one-on-one tutoring to students reading below grade level.

If a student is not reading at grade level by third grade, this can be a key indicator to a student dropping out of school in the future. As a leader in the area of student reengagement, CYC understands the importance of literacy for all students.

2022-2023 Impact

  • 2,682 students served at 88 Colorado school sites
  • 70% of student participants exceeded their target growth rate in reading


2022-2023 End of Year Report
2021-2022 End of Year Report
2020-2021 End of Year Report

What Sets Colorado Reading Corps Apart:

  • Building relationships with students
  • Academic progress
  • Coaching support
  • Data-driven model

Bring Colorado Reading Corps to Your School

Colorado Youth for a Change manages the implementation of Colorado Reading Corps, a program that supports kindergarten through third grade students to increase reading proficiency. The program places AmeriCorps members in schools to provide daily, one-on-one tutoring to students reading below grade level. Tutors provide targeted reading skill practice, commonly called interventions, primarily in the areas of phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency.

For questions, please contact Vanessa Notman, Senior Director of Programs, at

Colorado Reading Corps is made possible in Larimer and Weld Counties in part through the generous support of United Way of Larimer County and United Way of Weld County and their donors.

Interested in becoming a Reading Corps Member?

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