WA State Employment Security Department
Commission AmeriCorps State FY 2011
The Washington Reading Corps (WRC) is a program of the Washington Service Corps, an Intermediary that is designed to support seven organizations with financial and technical assistance in order to place 260 members in reading tutoring and literacy development positions in high-risk, low-income schools. The WRC engages the talent, energy and passion of AmeriCorps members to address critical literacy needs of youth, achieved through research-based tutoring. The services that members provide strengthen academic achievement of struggling readers in schools selected to participate in WRC. Service opportunities for members foster career and employment development and future workforce leaders in the field of education. This grant will provide Continuation funding to support 260 members providing service in 76 schools and 24 early learning centers throughout the state of Washington in both rural and urban settings.