WA State Employment Security Department

Contact Information

640 Woodland Square Loop SE
Lacey, WA 98503 - 1045
(360) 407-1341
Commission AmeriCorps State Fixed Amount Grants FY 2014

Executive Summary

The Washington Reading Corps (WRC) will have 150 full-time AmeriCorps members who will provide evidence-based reading tutoring to students, based on assessed needs, one-on-one and in small groups of no more than six, through intensive 20-minute sessions at least three times a week in approximately 75 high-needs schools and early learning centers throughout Washington State. Members will be responsible for 3,300 students increasing one grade level in reading proficiency or meeting curriculum-based literacy benchmarks by the end of the first program year. Members will also leverage an additional 3,000 volunteers that will partner with members to provide the same type and intensity of tutoring. The program will focus on the CNCS focus area of Education. The CNCS investment of $1,860,000 will be supported by $1,397,000 state and local funds ($950,000 provided by the Washington State Legislature through the Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI) and $447,000 in local funding).

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