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AmeriCorps Early Literacy Tutor

Austin (United States of America)

  • Organization: Literacy First
  • Location: Austin (United States of America)
  • Grade: Junior
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Youth
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-28

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Literacy First is an AmeriCorps tutoring program that focuses on early literacy. Literacy First tutors provide one-to-one tutoring to struggling readers in Kindergarten, 1st, and 2nd grade. We use explicit, research-based curriculum to address critical reading skills. All training and mentorship is provided by our supervisors and staff, who are literacy experts. Details below are for our full-time position. To see all positions available visit:


This is a great opportunity to:

  • Be a part of a national movement toward social justice
  • Gain professional development and leadership skills that are applicable to any career
  • Pursue an alternative teaching certification through Region 13 during your second year of service (optional)
  • Tutor in Spanish and advance your language skills (optional)
  • Network with other non-profit organizations in Austin, TX 

What's Involved?

  • Serve 1700 hours during 10 months from Sept 1st, 2020, through June 25, 2021
  • Provide daily 1-on-1 tutoring to 10 K-2nd grade students
  • Teach using a research-based curriculum
  • Participate in community service projects with local non-profits

Desired Qualifications:

  • Interest in literacy, education, community service, social justice, or non-profits
  • Desire to work with young children ages 5-8
  • Ability to work cohesively on a team
  • Proficient computer skills, including data entry and email correspondence
  • Bilingual applicants must be proficient in speaking Spanish.

AmeriCorps Requirements:

  • U.S. citizen or lawful permanent resident alien
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Pass a criminal background check
  • Be at least 18 years of age


  • Full-time members earn a Segal Education Award of $6,095 to pay back student loans or pay for future tuition
  • Federal loan forbearance*
  • The National Service Trust can pay back interest accrued during the service term*
  • Health Insurance (Literacy First pays the monthly premium)
  • Join the national AmeriCorps service community and transform lives, including your own!


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*Literacy First is not responsible for the approval of loan forbearance or interest payment. Members must contact their loan provider to see if they qualify for these benefits.

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Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.

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