Literacy First is a tutoring program that focuses on early literacy. Literacy First tutors provide one-to-one tutoring to struggling readers in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. We use explicit, research-based curriculum to address critical reading skills. All training and mentorship is provided by our supervisors and staff, who are literacy experts. Full-Time Tutors serve 45 hours a week, Monday-Friday from 7:30 AM - 3:30 PM tutoring and 5 hours with a community partnership.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Education award of $6095 upon successful completion of service.
Expert training in literacy intervention content and delivery (no experience necessary, all training provided!)
One-on-one support from your supervisor weekly throughout the program.
Optional professional development activities such as committee participation and community events.
Networking with community partners and non-profits through regular volunteering opportunities.
Professional development activities to prepare you for life after AmeriCorps.
Opportunity to return to service for a second year as a Leader (mentor), and participate in our Leadership Academy (with pay increase!).
Opportunity to return to service for a second year and participate in our alternative teacher certification partnership through Region 13.
Credential or Certification
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
Interest in literacy, education, community service, or non-profits
Desire to work with young children ages 5-8
Interest in social justice and providing educational equity
Responsible, professional, and motivated
Ability to work cohesively on a team
Proficient computer skills, including data entry and email correspondence
Bilingual applicants must be proficient in conversational Spanish. Email us if you have questions about becoming a bilingual tutor!
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check