AmeriCorps offers a unique opportunity for people to give a year of their life in service to others, while receiving extensive professional development, a monthly stipend and an Education Award to help pay back student loans or tuition costs. The Ohio Reading Corps (ORC) is a state-wide program through the ESC with grant funding from ServeOhio, Ohio’s commission on service and volunteerism.
Members of our program serve in elementary schools, providing reading support to below proficient readers in grades K-3. Members also participate in community service projects throughout the year. Our Members serve over 2,000 students in and around Columbus, Cleveland, Dayton, and Youngstown each year.
Our program values diversity – we have Members from various employment histories, education backgrounds, ethnic backgrounds, and ages (we have Members from 19 to 75 years!). We are always looking for people who are interested in being Change-Makers.