Investing in our Children / Invirtiendo en Nuestros Niños

Santa Cruz Reading Corps

Santa Cruz Reading Corps tutors know growth.


They see it in the children they support.

They grow along with them.


Reading proficiency by the end of third grade…can be a make-or-break benchmark in a child’s educational development. – Annie E. Casey Foundation      


Nearly three in five Santa Cruz third-graders are failing to reach basic levels of literacy. The Santa Cruz Reading Corps serves in preschool and Transitional Kindergarten classrooms, with children from age 3 to 5, to embed research-based early literacy strategies, the SEEDS of Early Literacy.


Santa Cruz Reading Corps tutors support identified children at risk of third grade reading failure by providing them with these daily, research-based interventions, ultimately

guiding them to become successful readers.  Reading Corps succeeds because we intervene before children fail.


Join the Santa Cruz Reading Corps!  As a Literacy Tutor, you will support our youngest learners to become successful in school.

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Position Description

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About AmeriCorps

Meet the Tutors

Early Learners Are Ready for Kindergarten:

Here is a recent interview with a Santa Cruz Reading Corps tutor:



Experience life-changing growth!

“Reading Corps has allowed me to discover that I am passionate about working with
young children and that it is work I would love to continue doing." – Santa Cruz Reading Corps Tutor


“I went into my first term of service with great expectations to fulfill a life time dream of teaching in a classroom and, hopefully, to make a difference in someone's life.The experience has far surpassed my expectations and been affirmed by students,staff, and parents alike. This has been one of the most rewarding things I have ever done.I would like it to continue!” – returning Santa Cruz Reading Corps Tutor

We have begun enrolling literacy tutors for the fall. Program space is limited.

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For more information, please contact Christine Sieburg, (831) 465-2208