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AmeriCorps in Action

Reading Corps, Math Corps and Early Learning Corps are evidence-based AmeriCorps programs. We partner with schools across the country to provide tutors and extra help for students.

Our goal is to ensure every student is reading by 3rd grade and ready for algebra by the end of 8th grade.

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Reading & Math Careers
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Students who are strong readers by the end of 3rd grade are more likely to be successful learners.

AGES SERVED Kindergarten - 3rd grade

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Students who master foundational math skills are prepared for greater challenges in high school, college and the workplace. By combining the people power of AmeriCorps with cutting-edge math research, Math Corps helps make sure every student has a chance to succeed.

AGES SERVED Kindergarten - 3rd grade

4th - 8th grade

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Early Learning Corps helps our littlest learners build strong foundations. Helping children build early literacy and numeracy skills ignites a love learning and sets them up for success.

AGES SERVED Ages 3-5

Midwest Roots, National Impact

Reading Corps launched in Minnesota in 2003; Math Corps in 2008. Today the programs are making a difference in 12 states plus the District of Columbia. (Some states we staff, others we support)

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300,000 Kids and Counting

With nearly 2,000 tutors from coast to coast, we’re powered by passionate people who are ready to make a difference. Together, we’re creating incredible success stories and have already helped more than 300,000 students.

  • Greater Gains

    Greater Gains

    Students make more academic progress than peers who do not receive tutoring.

  • Accelerated Growth

    Accelerated Growth

    Students get on track faster reaching milestones earlier than projected.

  • Bridging the Gaps

    Bridging the Gaps

    Students who are BIPOC, from low-income families or are English language learners achieve outcomes equal to or better than their peers.

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Frequently Asked Questions

AmeriCorps, often called the “domestic Peace Corps,” is an opportunity to make a big difference in your life and in the lives of those around you. It’s a chance to apply your skills and ideals toward helping others and meeting critical needs in the community.

Each year, AmeriCorps provides opportunities for 75,000 Americans to give back to their communities and country through dedicated national service. Since its creation in 1994, more than one million Americans have served their communities through the AmeriCorps program.

Great tutors come from all walks of life. Whether you’re 18 or 85+, your most important qualification is a desire to help children succeed! That said, it’s important that you meet the following minimum qualifications by the beginning of your service:

  • Be 18 years or older two weeks before the program start date
  • Have a high school diploma or its equivalent
  • Be a citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident alien of the United States
  • Be willing and able to successfully complete a background check

    We believe everyone has something to give back and that our communities are stronger when everyone is welcome to contribute. Reading Corps and Math Corps will not discriminate for or against any service member or applicant on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, status with regard to public assistance, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, or age.

  • You can search for opportunities near you using the search bar at the top of this page. The need is great and we’re continuing to grow, so if there isn’t something near you today, be sure to check back soon.

    Yes! Federal regulations currently allow individuals to serve a total of four terms with an AmeriCorps state or national program. If you have already served four terms, you aren’t eligible to serve with Reading Corps/Math Corps at this time, but could choose to serve with a Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) or National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) program.

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    Let’s keep in touch! We recruit on a rolling basis and would love to keep you in the loop.

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