Minnesota Reading Corps

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Service Areas

Service Activities

Help students be successful in school, Help students recover from learning interrupted by the pandemic

Age Groups

Kindergarten – 3rd Grade

Service Terms Offered

one year, one semester

Time Commitment

full-time – 35-40 hours per week, part-time – 18-30 hours per week

Launches in

fall, january

Contact Information


By joining Minnesota Reading Corps as a tutor, you’ll not only make a difference in children’s lives, but the training and experience you gain will benefit your own career. This is a chance to give back to your community while building valuable career skills and a professional network.

Members like serving in this program because they:

  • Build relationships with children and help them improve their skills
  • Connect to the community and professionals in the education field
  • Gain experience in a school setting that enhances their resume
  • Earn money for student loans or future education expenses
  • Have a chance to be a part of a successful, research-based program

Transform your career with Minnesota Reading Corps:

  • Through the MNGOT (Minnesota Grown your Own Teacher) Program, you can earn a master’s degree and an elementary teaching license through the University of Minnesota at little to no cost to you. Available to AmeriCorps members with a bachelor’s degree.

Essential qualifications to serve with Minnesota Reading Corps:

  • Strong interest in education, specifically in helping elementary students develop their literacy skills
  • Demonstrated commitment to the community
  • Citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident of the United States
  • 18 years of age or older (no upper age limit!) and high school diploma or equivalent by the program start date
  • Ability to speak, read, and write English fluently

Reading Corps is partially funded with a grant from the Minnesota Department of Education. This does not necessarily represent the policy of or endorsement by the State of Minnesota.

Visit the Minnesota Reading Corps website to apply.