Apply: Literacy First AmeriCorps Tutor

Literacy First Tutors work full-time in an elementary school teaching young children to read. Literacy First places highly trained AmeriCorps members in low-income elementary schools in Austin to ensure K-2nd grade students advance to grade level in reading before third grade. 75% of students in our program either fully reach or make measurable profess in reading at grade level helping close the opportunity gap in Austin.

 

This is a great opportunity to:

  • Be a part of a national AmeriCorps movement toward social justice
  • Gain literacy tutoring experience in a low-income school
  • Receive ongoing training and support from a Literacy First literacy coach
  • Acquire professional development applicable to any career
  • Gain leadership skills
  • Option to pursue alternative teaching certification through Literacy First's partnership with Region 13 Education Service Center
  • Option to tutor in Spanish and advance your language skills
  • Network with other non-profit organizations in Austin through after-school partnerships

What's involved?

  • Commit to serve as a Literacy First Tutor from September through June
  • Provide daily 1-on-1 tutoroing to 10 K-2nd grade students
  • Tutor using a research-based curriculum
  • Participate in community service projects with local non-profits

Benefits:

  • Health Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Monthly Living Stipend
  • Earn the AmeriCorps Education Award of $5,815  to further your education or pay back student loans

Apply today at www.literacyfirst.org

Sunday, August 20 at 1:00pm

More dates through August 31, 2017

UT Dana Center 1616 Guadalupe St., Austin, TX