More than any other resource, literacy can change the trajectory of a child’s life. Literacy First AmeriCorps members tutor struggling readers in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade in Austin, Texas. Be someone’s hero. Teach a child to read.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Education award of $4,266 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. There are lots of incentives for Literacy First members, including 100% acceptance and job placement rates!
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, 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