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Eleven year-long positions available in ISD 191 Early Childhood Programs

date 05/20/2013 author Jennifer Gardner category Become a Minnesota Reading Corps Tutor comment Leave a comment


Burnsville,  Minn. – May 6,  2013 – Today, ISD 191 Early Childhood Programs announced it has been awarded a total of 11 Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutors (both educator corps and community corps)  for the 2013-14 academic year. Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of third grade. Their plan is to have more than 1,000 tutors in Minnesota schools for the next school year.
 ISD 191 Early Childhood Programs,  which is one of more than 700 Minnesota Reading Corps sites awarded statewide, is actively recruiting to fill 11 year-long positions immediately for the 2013-14 school year.  “This preschool program was selected because of its commitment to helping all students realize their full potential,” said Sheila Piippo, executive director at Minnesota Reading Corps and Minnesota Math Corps. “Tutoring is a very rewarding experience, and anyone who is interested is encouraged to visit”

Minnesota Reading Corps has been highly successful, as 80 percent of 3rd graders who successfully completed the program pass the statewide reading exam. This matches Minnesota’s overall pass rate. Tutors work  one on one and in small groups within the early childhood classroom of 3-5 year olds to implement research-based early-literacy strategies to help support skills that prepare children to become successful readers. 
Minnesota Reading Corps part time tutors commit to 11 months of AmeriCorps service, during which they receive a modest living allowance of about $250 bi-weekly and an education award of up to $2,700. The available tutor positions in ISD 191 Burnsville area are all part-time Community members.
Why join Minnesota Reading Corps?
Tutors serve with Minnesota Reading Corps for a variety of reasons. Some join because it’s a great way to build experience in the working world and network with education professionals. Others have years of experience and are seeking to broaden their knowledge or make a career change. Still others serve because they enjoy working with children and are looking for a deeper connection to their community and local school. 
Anyone interested in learning more about tutoring or applying to serve for one year are encouraged to visit, or call 866-859-2825.

About Minnesota Reading Corps:
Minnesota Reading Corps is a statewide program to help every Minnesota child become a successful reader by the end of third grade.  The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors and community volunteers in schools, where they work with children from age three to grade three who are at risk for not reading at grade level. AmeriCorps tutors provide individualized research-based interventions directly to children. For more information, please visit

Minnesota Reading Corps is committed to recruiting and engaging individuals without regard to race, color, national origin, disability, gender, sexual orientation, religion, political affiliation or other non-merit factors.

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