Work-Study Tutors (America Reads)

Tutor and mentor students in Seattle Public Schools as a volunteer or through work study, helping address inequities in public education in Washington State. This is a federally funded program - all participants must be work study eligible. 

Learn more about work study eligibility here.

Why get involved

  • Support Seattle Public Schools priority goal to make sure 100% of students become strong readers by 3rd grade
  • Learn education theory and skills behind learning literacy & math
  • Gain experience building positive relationships with students, teachers, volunteer coordinators, and CELE Center staff
  • Gain skills related to youth development, coaching, teaching, and mentoring
  • Build community within schools and with fellow tutors

What to expect

  • Commit to tutoring at least 6 hours per week for at least 2 consectuive quarters during the academic year.
  • Must have at least one quarter of experience working with youth (in a school, camp, or after-school program setting) 
  • Work closely with educators and students in a K-5 setting and learn the fundamental skills behind learning literacy
  • Attend monthly cohort meetings throughout the year for professional development and reflective learning
  • Background check and youth programs training required.

Who do we serve

  • Our school partners for the work-study tutoring program are primarily from the Seattle Public Schools' Equity Tiers 1 and 2, as to serve in schools with historically underrepreseneted and underresourced communities.
  • More information on the SPS Equity Tiers Methodology can be found here.

Civic Engagement & Leadership Corps (Americorps)

Eligible work-study tutors may enroll as a part of the 2023-2024 Civic Leadership & Engagement Corps Americorps Program.

  • Target Area - Education: K-12 & College/University Academic Engagement  

Americorps WS Tutors must complete at least 300 eligible hours and all reporting requirements. The completion of hours will result in earning the Segal Americorps Education Award. The 300-hour award for 2023-2024 AY is $1,459.26.

AmeriCorps is available to those who meet citizenship requirements - US Citizen or National or Permanent Resident.  It is not required that WS Tutors enroll in AmeriCorps, but highly encouraged. 

See job description and apply!

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