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Learn about service with Washington Reading Corps

Washington Reading Corps (WRC) is actively engaged in improving literacy in communities, local schools and learning centers throughout our state. Last year, volunteers tutored more than 6,000 students and recruited more than 4,500 community volunteers to help! See the list of partners below.

Understand the projects

Projects focus on preparing young children for Kindergarten, helping school-aged children learn to read and on improving parent and family support of education. Members also recruit and train community volunteers to help in schools. And it’s working! Teachers reported more than 60 percent of their students improved – not only in reading but their self confidence grew, too!

Interested in becoming a Reading Corps member?

Recruitment begins in Spring of each year for programs that start in September.  To find a partner whose focus interests you, visit AmeriCorps' website and use the search engine to review recruitment postings and application instructions.

How do I apply to become a Reading Corps partner?

Applications for the Reading Corps program are typically requested around March each year.  Applications are no longer being accepted for the 2014-15 program year.  To be notified of our request for applications for the 2015-16 program year, please email us at

Partner List

Click here for a list of schools and early-learning centers that Reading Corps members are serving at this year.

WRC Materials

Washington Reading Corps Fact Sheet (PDF, 560KB)
Washington Reading Corps brochure 2012-2013 (PDF, 301KB)(To print as formatted, use landscape orientation on legal-sized paper)
Washington Reading Corps Early Learning Fact Sheet (PDF, 112KB)
Washington Reading Corps Program Evaluation (PDF, 1.1MB)
Washington State Office of Superintendent of Public Instruction

Click here for WRC program resources and forms

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