Reading Corps Information


Minnesota Reading Corps launched in 2003, serving preschool children in four Head Start agencies. The early results showed the program model was effective. The program quickly expanded to serve children age 3–grade 3 in many more locations throughout Minnesota.

Minnesota Reading Corps has grown each year to become one of the largest national AmeriCorps program in the country. Since 2003, Minnesota Reading Corps has provided early intervention services to over 125,000 age 3 – grade 3 students. Annually, Minnesota Reading Corps reaches approximately 30,000 students.

Program Overview

Nearly one in three 3rd graders in Minnesota is failing to reach basic levels of literacy. You can help change that. As a Minnesota Reading Corps literacy tutor, you can help change this statistic and the lives of struggling readers. As the nation’s largest state AmeriCorps program, we are recognized because our tutors are getting results with the students they serve and are helping to ensure that all children are successful readers by the end of third grade.


Tutors commit to a year of AmeriCorps service, receive rigorous training and ongoing support throughout the year from literacy coaches, and use assessments to ensure their efforts produce the desired results - helping children achieve grade-level reading proficiency.




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State exam results show 40 percent of Minnesota eighth graders do not demonstrate grade-level proficiency in math. Minnesota Math Corps provides a solution to help students become successful 21st century learners and to narrow achievement gaps. The program places trained AmeriCorps tutors in Minnesota schools to deliver research-based math strategies that help students in grades four through eight build the skills needed to succeed in math

Minnesota Math Corps started in 2007 in the St. Cloud School District in partnership with St. Cloud State University. Math Corps has expanded into new sites each year, with more than 100 tutors currently serving in more than 100 sites statewide.

Minnesota Math Corps continues to grow its base of tutors and students every year. Since 2007, Math Corps has reached nearly 20,000 students by training and placing much-needed tutors in schools across Minnesota. The program has plans to place more than 200 tutors in over 200 elementary, middle and junior high schools during the 2017-2018 school year..


Program Overview

As a Math Enrichment Tutor with the Minnesota Math Corps, you can help change this statistic and the lives of struggling students. We are recognized because our tutors are getting results with the fourth through eighth graders they serve, and are helping to ensure that all students are successful at math by the end of eighth grade. Learning algebra is a skill that opens a gate to higher education.


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About Americorps

Minnesota Math Corps is an AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps, often called the “domestic Peace Corps”, is a network of national service programs that engage more than 75,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. Created in 1993, AmeriCorps is part of the Corporation for National and Community Service, which also oversees Senior Corps and Learn and Serve America. Together these programs engage more than 2 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in service each year. Individuals who serve in local programs like Minnesota Math Corps are making a commitment to give of themselves to make an impact in our community. They believe that they can make a difference – that it is our world and our chance to make it better. To learn more about AmeriCorps, visit


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Apply Today To Become a Tutor!

We are recruiting full and part time math and literacy tutors for select elementary and middle schools in Rochester. Math and literacy tutors commit to 11 months of AmeriCorps service. Our tutors are parents, grandparents, college students and recent college graduates, mid-career professionals and retirees who may want to get more involved at our school, explore a new career in education, re-enter the workforce or give back to their community.

Benefits of serving include:

  • Training and coaching in research-based math practice strategies
  • Impacting the lives of students who need extra support to become proficient in math
  • Biweekly living allowance
  • Education award
  • Health care and child care benefits (available for full time only)
  • Stronger connection to Rochester Public Schools


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Contact: [email protected] or 866-859-2825 with questions.