One in five adults in Texas cannot read or write well enough to fill out a job application, and less than 5% of those adults have access to the educational services they need. Become part of the Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps team and help Central Texans build essential literacy skills. Located in Austin and Houston, we offer a range of education-focused national service opportunities that are making a growing difference in addressing literacy needs across our region.
Our term of service lasts for 11 months, during which time you will serve 1,700 hours. You will be paid a stipend of approximately $14,279, broken into biweekly installments. You will also receive free health benefits and many professional development sessions. This training will help you develop teaching skills and other important skills such as networking and resume writing. Finally, once you complete your 1,700-hour term of service, you will receive an education award of $6,195. The education award can be used to pay off student loans or to pay for future schooling.
At the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas, we view diversity as a strength. We encourage applicants from all backgrounds to apply.
English as a Second Language (ESL) instructors teach English to recent immigrants, refugees, and individuals wanting to improve their English skills. These members work with adults throughout the Austin and Houston community. Daily schedules can range from a typical 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, or members may teach a few classes throughout the day and night depending on the needs of the community being served. Proficiency in Spanish is useful, but certainly not required.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
Our Member Assistance Program (MAP) offers members free mental health resources, including free sessions with mental health professionals.
High School Graduate
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check
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