Literacy First is an AmeriCorps tutoring program that focuses on early literacy. Literacy First tutors provide one-to-one tutoring to ensure all children are reading at or above grade level by third grade. We use an explicit, research-based curriculum to address critical reading skills. All training and mentorship will be provided by our supervisors and staff, who are literacy experts. Half-time Bilingual Tutors serve 30 hours each week, Monday - Friday from 7:30 AM - 1:30 PM.
Bilingual Tutors will be primarily instructing and teaching students to read in Spanish. Spanish speaking students that qualify for our program are in a dual language (One-Way Spanish or Two-Way Spanish) classroom setting. Bilingual tutors will be setup for success with scripted lesson plans and ongoing weekly Spanish support. Bilingual applicants must have basic proficiency skills in speaking, reading, and writing Spanish.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
Tutor daily in Spanish and advance your language skills.
Education award of $3,172.50 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.
Access to an employee assistance program that includes free short-term counseling, financial/legal services, referrals to resources, etc.
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, social justice, or non-profits
Desire to work with young students ages 5-8
Ability to work cohesively on a team
Proficient computer skills, including data entry and email correspondence
Bilingual applicants must be proficient in speaking in Spanish.
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check