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Reading Partners AmeriCorps Member

compensation: AmeriCorps members earn an annual living stipend of $22,000
employment type: full-time
non-profit organization

Reading Partners is changing the education landscape. We are a leader in working to solve the literacy crisis in our country by leveraging community volunteers and AmeriCorps service members in under-resourced elementary schools. Our dedicated and expansive volunteer base provides one-on-one tutoring to students twice weekly, and our program is proven to help children master the reading fundamentals they need to unlock their potential as successful and confident readers in school and in life. Our people are the heart and soul of our organization, and our greatest resource; we are all passionately rallied around our mission to help children become lifelong learners by empowering communities to provide individualized instruction that works. Join our stellar team leading the charge to deepen our impact and expand our service. Learn more about us at www.readingpartners.org.

AmeriCorps/VISTA engages more than 80,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. Since the program’s founding in 1994, over 1 million AmeriCorps members have contributed more than 1.4 billion hours in service across America while tackling pressing problems and mobilizing more than 2.3 million volunteers for the organizations they serve.

At Reading Partners we have to mobilize 350 AmeriCorps and VISTA members to serve in various positions across the country. This AmeriCorps service opportunity is school-based supporting and implementing the Reading Partners mission while at the same time exemplifying the AmeriCorps motto of “getting things done.” Reading Partners strives to recruit AmeriCorps members dedicated to a year of service in the community. Read on for more details about our service opportunities!

The Role

The AmeriCorps Site Coordinator is the right hand of our programming team within a given region, serving as a mobile coordinator to support multiple reading centers, identifying trends and sharing best practices across schools, tutoring, and acting as a peer support to AmeriCorps Site Coordinators. This is an exciting opportunity to serve in a leadership capacity..

What You'll Do & How You'll Do It

Program Support- Collaborate with AmeriCorps Site Coordinators to implement the Reading Partners program at a portfolio of partner school sites, ensuring that all students receive support to meet their learning needs.

Relationship Management & Communication- Forge and maintain positive relationships within multiple school communities and with AmeriCorps peers to create welcoming environments for students, volunteer tutors, faculty, and staff.

AmeriCorps members earn a stipend not to exceed 22,000.00 (dependent upon start date) along with medical,dental, and vision coverage at no cost for our members; childcare assistance is available through AmeriCorps for those who qualify. You may be eligible for student loan forbearance on federal student loans. AmeriCorps members can earn an education award of $6,195.00 after successfully completing their service term. AmeriCorps members will have an allotment of personal days for sick/vacation.

The other things you need to know:

AmeriCorps members serve full-time from August 2020 through June 2021, and must commit to a service term of 1700 hours. As an AmeriCorps member, you will wear the AmeriCorps logo daily to your service site(s).

What's Next?

If you're interested in joining our Reading Partners AmeriCorps team, please apply through our online posting

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