Indiana Reading Corps
Indiana Reading Corps is a statewide organization that provides help and support for Indiana elementary school children who are struggling with reading, in response to former President Clinton's America Reads challenge. IRC is staffed by one full-time supervisor, one full-time AmeriCorps coordinator, eight part-time AmeriCorps members (college students who serve as team leaders), and more than 125 part-time, work-study and volunteer reading coaches. Each Reading Coach is paired with a local elementary student at one of twelve sites in the Manchester area (Ten elementary schools and two after-school sites). Reading Coaches meet with their students twice a week for 30 minutes at a time to help the children develop greater reading comprehension and skills, and to encourage a love of reading.
Manchester University students have a chance to impact the lives of children and the surrounding community, while growing and gaining valuable leadership experiences through the Indiana Reading Corps at Manchester University.
The Reading Corps office is located in East Hall, lower level. For more information, or to get involved, contact the Indiana Reading Corps coordinator (X5721).