Ready to serve? Applications now open for the 2016-17 RAI Reading Corps

Are you ready to serve or do you know someone who is?

Join the Reading Assist Institute Reading Corps!

RAI is now recruiting AmeriCorps members interested in serving the RAI Reading Corps for the 2016-17 school year. In order to be able to give a year of service, AmeriCorps members receive a living allowance, health benefits and child care support if needed, forbearance of student loans, and an education award after completing a minimum of 1700 hours of service.


RAI Reading Corps members serve inside schools, one-on-one with students who face significant academic challenges. Tutors teach foundational reading skills to students who might never learn to read through traditional classroom education … and help them develop a skill that will last for the rest of their lives.


The RAI Reading Corps is unique in the country for the depth of training and education that each member receives. Every RAI Reading Corps member receives more than 50 hours of training in the Reading Assist Intervention program, as well as weekly continuing education and coaching sessions during the school year.


We’re looking for passionate, capable individuals willing to serve the students and the community. You do not need teaching experience, but you must to be ready to commit to students who will see you as a tutor, as a teacher, as a mentor and as a dependable presence in their lives.


And as an AmeriCorps Member, you’ll serve throughout our community with other AmeriCorps Members from around the state, when they come together for special projects and serve as living examples of the power of community service.


RAI Reading Corps members all must be:


✔ Able to blend, segment, and manipulate sounds within words.

✔ Able to correctly pronounce English language sounds.

✔ Willing to work with children who may have behavioral challenges in addition to academic needs.

✔ College graduates.

✔ Patient and flexible.

✔ Open to constructive feedback.

✔ Computer literate, with basic word processing, email and internet skills.


Interested to learn more?

Visit the Reading Assist booth at the Spring 2016 Career & Graduate School Fair (Delaware State University) on March 29


Visit the website, http://www.readingassist.org/get-involved/rai-reading-corps, fill out the general inquiry form,  http://www.readingassist.org/contact/general-inquiry, or contact Sue McGrath, smcgrath@readingassist.org, (302) 425-4080 ext.107.


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