Reading Corps

Mission

All children will become proficient readers by third grade, to have the skills they need to thrive in school and life.

Program Description

Reading Corps combines the people power of AmeriCorps and the science of how children learn to read. Trained AmeriCorps members are placed in early learning centers and elementary schools statewide to serve as literacy tutors for children from age 3 to grade 3. Tutors work with children one-on-one and in small groups daily, providing literacy interventions that are tailored to each learner's needs.

Affiliate Programs:  

Hope Network – Michigan Education Corps, Reading & Math, Inc., https://hopenetwork.org/michigan-education-corps/

The Literacy Lab, https://theliteracylab.org/

South East Education Cooperative (SEEC), https://www.ndreadingcorps.org/

Colorado Youth for a Change, https://youthforachange.org/join-americorps/join-americorps-colorado-re…

United Ways of Iowa, https://www.uwiowa.org/ReadingCorpsSchools

Type of service
Tutoring Program
Other
Other type of service

Intensive reading tutoring.

Year Started
2003
Headquarter Location (City, State)
Minneapolis, Minnesota
States of Operation
California,
Colorado,
Florida,
Iowa,
Maryland,
Massachusetts,
Minnesota,
Missouri,
Virginia,
Washington DC,
Wisconsin
Most recent number of students served
36000
Subject Offered
Reading
Grade Levels
Pre-Kindergarten,
Kindergarten,
1st Grade,
2nd Grade,
3rd Grade
Languages Offered
English
Percentage of tutors who can speak a language other than English
English only = 87%, Spanish = 8%, French = 2%, Somali = 1%, Hmong = 1%, German = 1%
Race/Ethnicity breakdown of tutors
Hispanic or Latino- 7 %, American Indian or Alaska Native 1%, Asian 5%, Black or African American 12%, White 73%
Delivery Mode
In-Person
Student-Tutor Ratio
1:1
Number of Sessions Per Week
5
Number of Minutes Per Session
20
Number of Weeks Per Program
16
Does your program engage with parents?
Yes
Family Engagement Description

Program tutors send home literacy activities that complement and extend in-school tutoring activities.

Organization Type
Nonprofit
Customer Type
School
Cost to District/ School/ Non-Profit
Free
Cost to Student
Free
Type of Tutor
Paraprofessional
Randomized controlled trial (RCT) study conducted?
Yes
Quasi-experimental (QED) study conducted?
Yes
Contact Name
Alison Jirik, Director of National Replication

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