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AmeriCorps, Monterey County United for Literacy
 
 
 
Recognizing the critical, academic challenges many young students face, the mission of the AmeriCorps, Monterey County United for Literacy program is to enable Monterey County children to read well and independently by the end of the third grade so that they can read to learn in the fourth grade and beyond. Academic and creative achievements will be available to children if they are able to read, take pleasure in reading, and are well-prepared for the academic rigor that begins at fourth grade. The Corps members strive to mobilize and link school and community resources to increase reading fluency in children and to promote the appreciation for reading in the family and in the community. The program targets children in Kindergarten through 4th grade in Salinas and in South Monterey County, a region where two-thirds of all K-4 students read below grade level. 30 members will provide one-to-one and small group tutoring to a minimum of 515 children in kindergarten through fourth grade to help them improve their English language development, vocabulary acquisition, fluency and comprehension AND develop the habit of independent reading. The program targets students whose reading achievement is below basic, as determined by California Standardized Tests (CSTs). Students receive 30 minute tutoring sessions a minimum of three times per week for up to 50 hours of direct instruction. Training is comprehensive, on-going, and focuses on research-based tutoring strategies, effective literacy development and behavior management. Additionally, members receive training related to Civic Engagement, conflict resolution, cultural diversity, leadership, CPR and First Aid, disability inclusion, community awareness, and Spanish or English language development.
 
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Member Duties : 30 members will provide one-to-one tutoring to a minimum of 515 students in kindergarten through fourth grade in Salinas and South Monterey County to help them improve their English language development, vocabulary acquisition, fluency and comprehension AND develop the habit of independent reading. Tutoring sessions will include: reading and discussing high quality books one level above the student's independent reading level; listening to students read a variety of texts at his or her independent reading level; promoting reading through individually designed activities; engaging in phonemic awareness skill building exercises; and expanding students' knowledge base through the written word. Tutoring will take place throughout the entire school year, during and after school hours. Members will participate in activities that increase community awareness and support for literacy. Members will receive on-going educational, language, personal and professional development training.
 
Program Benefits : Training ,  Education award upon successful completion of service ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Living Allowance ,  Health Coverage . 
 
Terms :
Permits attendance at school during off hours ,  Permits working at another job during off hours ,  Car recommended . 
 
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
 
Skills :
Education ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing ,  General Skills ,  Youth Development . 
 
 
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SUMMARY
Program Type:
AmeriCorps State / National

Program
AmeriCorps, Monterey County United for Literacy

Program Start/End Date
08/23/2011  -   07/31/2012

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
Some college

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  99

Program Locations CALIFORNIA  

Languages
Spanish recommended

Accepting Applications
From  12/15/2010  To  08/20/2011 

Contact Jillian Wiker
901 Blanco Circle
Salinas   CA   93912
831-755-0375
jwiker@monterey.k12.ca.us
tinyurl.com/mcuflp

Listing ID 39220


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