Service Spotlight: Florida Reading Corps

Volunteer Florida is excited to spotlight one of our newest grantees, Florida Reading Corps.

With a focus on early childhood development, Florida Reading Corps is putting 20 AmeriCorps members to work in seven at-risk Miami-Dade elementary schools and one pre-K site. Volunteer Florida is proud to administer $638,094 in funding for Florida Reading Corps for the 2015-2016 program year. This year, AmeriCorps members will provide tutoring to 400 at-risk children and engage 40 volunteers, who will provide 80 hours of community service in support of children and families throughout the program year.

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Florida Reading Corps AmeriCorps members serve in classrooms to build children’s literacy skills through tutoring and collaboration with teachers and use benchmarks to identify those students in need of additional tutoring.

Students who need extra assistance receive one-to-one and small group tutoring from the AmeriCorps members.

AmeriCorps members at all school sites actively support teachers in their classrooms, providing an invaluable service to students, teachers, schools, and families. This helps Volunteer Florida achieve our triple bottom line: students are served, communities and schools are stronger, and AmeriCorps members receive job skills that they can use following their service.

Thank you, Florida Reading Corps, for all that you do to #ServeFL!

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