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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

Clik here to Apply Today!
Watch a video about how Reading Corps works:

Early Learners Are Ready for Kindergarten
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Meet the Tutors

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

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Service with the Santa Cruz Reading Corps also includes several opportunities to participate in National Service projects throughout these nine months.

In return for only a nine month AmeriCorps service commitment, you will receive:

  • An AmeriCorps service opportunity that will change your life and the lives of the young readers you inspire.

  • Living allowance of $580 (before taxes) paid twice a month.

  • Loan forbearance during your service and a $2,882 educational stipend to help pay for further education.

  • Get your foot in the door to the world of education with real classroom experience.

  • Great skills for your resume!

  • Receive training and coaching from nationally recognized literacy experts.

  • National Service opportunities that will broaden your vision of the Santa Cruz community.

  • Networking opportunities as well as being part of a team of change makers in the community!

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.

Click here   Apply Now!


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