Mission: All Minnesota children will become proficient readers by the end of third grade.
I worked at Minnesota Reading Corps full-time (Less than a year)
- Working with other tutors and teachers to help close the achievement gap
- Truly satisfying work
- Student loan forgiveness (education award of ~$5700 for a full year of service)
- Comprehensive training, no experience in schools required
- Healthcare benefits
- The stipend is hard to live on on its own, but it's no different than being in college!
- Working with elementary students can be exhausting
Advice to Management
The orientations and trainings do a nice job of informing tutors of the importance of getting a head start on hours. It is a lot easier to do a few 46 hour weeks early on than doing several 65 hour weeks at the end of the term of service. Cannot emphasize this enough.
I applied online. The process took 5 days. I interviewed at Minnesota Reading Corps (Minneapolis, MN) in September 2014.
First I applied online. Then I had a phone interview where they asked pretty basic questions about who you are, your values, and why you want to spend a year of your life volunteering. Most of the questions were on the online application, so I had already prepared answers for them. I think I had a second interview where I had to read a passage aloud.
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