Reading Corps Works: Early Learners Are Ready for Kindergarten

Reading Corps is a breakthrough AmeriCorps program that is changing academic outcomes for thousands of students. With more than 1,700 tutors serving in 12 states and Washington D.C., Reading Corps is helping more than 35,000 students each year become successful readers. It combines the power of national service with literacy science to deliver proven approaches that help struggling learners transform into confident students – something that translates into all areas of their lives.

The 2017-18 school year marks the third year of the Reading Corps program in Florida, with 35 AmeriCorps members serving as literacy tutors in fourteen schools in Miami.

Our current school partners include:

  • Biscayne Gardens Elementary, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Brentwood Elementary, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Charles Drew K-8, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Comstock Elementary, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Florida City Elementary, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Paul Dunbar K-8, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Treasure Island Elementary, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Campbell Drive K-8, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Lillie C. Evans K-8, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Nathan B. Young Elementary, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Riverside Elementary, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • Zora Neale Hurston Elementary, Miami-Dade Public Schools
  • YWCA Colonel Zubkoff
  • YWCA Gerry Sweet

Florida Reading Corps is a replication of the successful Minnesota Reading Corps. Minnesota Reading Corps began in 2003, and started replicating its model nationally in 2012.  

Florida Reading Corps is supported by Volunteer Florida, The Children’s Trust of Miami Dade and the YWCA of Miami.

Contact:

Shevrin Jones
Executive Director
Florida Reading Corps
shevrin.jones@servetogrow.org