Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps Announce 3-day Position

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New flex position offers opportunity to serve three days a week providing reading or math support in local schools

AmeriCorps programs, Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps, have announced a new 3-day flex position for individuals serving in Minnesota schools.

Reading Corps and Math Corps tutors in Minnesota now have the option to serve in schools three days (18 hours) per week, six hours each day. Tutors serving in this new 3-day flex position will earn $225 every two weeks and also receive $1,230 as an education award that can be used for tuition or student loan repayment. Individuals 55+ can gift the award to their child, grandchild, or foster child.

“The 3-day position was created to give more people the opportunity to serve, even if it is a few days out of the week,” says Sadie O’Connor, Managing Director. “Our Reading Corps and Math Corps tutors are essential to supporting students who are falling behind in reading and math. More than 1,000 people serve each year and we’re proud that Minnesotans are willing to make a commitment to help all students succeed.”

The new 3-day position was designed for individuals who want to make an impact but who are unable to commit to a 5-day per week schedule. These 3-day tutors will receive the same comprehensive training along with ongoing coaching at their site. No technical training, certification, or educational background is required.

Hundreds of Reading Corps and Math Corps tutors are currently serving in schools throughout Minnesota, providing proven reading and math interventions to students from PreK through eighth grade. Tutors give students individualized attention in math and reading where they are struggling most.

To learn more about the position and to apply, visit readingandmath.net.

About Minnesota Reading Corps
One in three Minnesota third graders is not reading at grade level. Minnesota Reading Corps, a statewide program, provides a solution. The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors in schools and preschools, where they deliver proven literacy strategies to help children get ready for Kindergarten and on track to become successful readers by the end of third grade. A rigorous study conducted by the University of Chicago finds Reading Corps to be one of the most effective literacy programs nationwide. For more information, please visit http://www.minnesotareadingcorps.org or http://www.readingandmath.net.

About Minnesota Math Corps
State exam results show 40 percent of Minnesota eighth graders do not demonstrate grade-level proficiency in math. Minnesota Math Corps provides a solution to help students become successful 21st century learners and to narrow achievement gaps. It combines the people power of national service with the research of what works in math education. Math Corps places trained AmeriCorps tutors in elementary, middle, and junior high schools to deliver proven approaches that help students in grades 4-8 build the skills needed to succeed in math. In nearly 200 schools statewide, Minnesota Math Corps tutors are helping 5,000 struggling learners transform into confident students each year. For more information about this statewide program, please visit http://www.minnesotamathcorps.org or http://www.readingandmath.net.

About AmeriCorps
AmeriCorps is a national service program often referred to as the “Domestic Peace Corps.” Nearly 75,000 Americans commit to a year of service each year in exchange for a modest living stipend and an educational award. People who join AmeriCorps (called “members”) provide direct service in the areas of education, human needs, public safety, economic opportunity and the environment. They receive training, career connections, marketable skills, and the chance to make a real difference in people’s lives. AmeriCorps members make an impact on communities in a variety of ways including tutoring and mentoring youth, building affordable housing, teaching computer skills, cleaning parks and streams, running after-school programs, helping communities respond to disasters, and responding to the opioid crisis. They also recruit, train and supervise community volunteers to extend and complement their community efforts. There are hundreds of different AmeriCorps positions available, including full-time and part-time. Since its creation in 1994, more than half a billion Americans have served their country and communities through the AmeriCorps program. To learn more, visit http://www.serveminnesota.org.

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