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Colorado Reading Corps is a nationally replicated model that utilizes AmeriCorps Members, trained in early intervention literacy strategies, to provide one-on-one tutoring to kindergarten through third grade students who are not reading at grade level.
United Way of Larimer County launched Colorado Reading Corps in Thompson School District in August 2014. Upon completion of the first year of the program in Larimer County, results indicated that 422 students were served, 57.3% of them showing academic progress. In its second year, 738 students were served, 65.6% of which showed academic progress. During the most current academic year (2016-2017), results indicated that 807 students were served, with 70.1% showing academic progress.
Colorado Reading Corps is funded through a state grant from Serve Colorado, as well as matching funds from United Way’s Kids on Track Initiative. The tutoring program has had great success in school districts throughout Colorado, including Thompson School District, Estes Park School Districs, Jeffco Public Schools, Adams 12 Five Start Schools, Aurora Public Schools and Denver Public Schools.
AmeriCorps engages more than 80,000 women and men in intensive service each year through more than 15,000 nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups across the country. AmeriCorps members work directly in their communities to build capacity, help people in need, and get things done!
United Way of Larimer County is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we do not discriminate on the basis of age, race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, color, religion, national origin, disability, genetic information, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law. We will endeavor to make reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified applicants who have disabilities which hinder their ability to complete the application process. Please contact us to request accommodation in the application process.
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