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Reading Success AmeriCorps



AmeriCorps engages more than 75,000 members in intensive service annually to serve through nonprofit, faith-based, and community organizations at 21,000 locations across the country.  These members help communities tackle pressing problems while mobilizing millions of volunteers for the organizations they serve.  Since 1994, more than 980,000 Americans have provided more than 1.3 billion hours of service to their communities and country through AmeriCorps.

AmeriCorps is a program of the Corporation for National and Community Service, a federal agency that engages millions of Americans in service through its AmeriCorps, Senior Corps, Social Innovation Fund, and Volunteer Generation Fund programs, and leads the President's national call to service initiative, United We Serve.  For more information, visit




Early grade reading is the key to academic achievement. United Way is working to support the education of all children in our communities. The Reading Success AmeriCorps Program provides literacy tutoring to children in kindergarten through third grade at service sites in Lee and Sumter Counties. Individuals commit to a one-year term of service by becoming a member of the AmeriCorps Program engaging in small group and one-on-one tutoring. The program aims to help struggling readers improve their literacy skills.

For information on how you can become involved click on the link below or call Pamela Buddin at 803-773-7935 ext. 102.

Become an AmeriCorps Member

Service Sites

Clarendon County

  • St. Paul Elementary
  • Summerton Early Childhood Center
  • Manning Primary
  • Manning Early Childhood Center
  • Paxville CDC

Lee County

  • Lower Lee Elementary
  • West Lee Elementary

Sumter County

  • Cherryvale Elementary
  • Crosswell Drive Elementary
  • Kingsbury Elementary
  • Lemira Elementary
  • Oakland Primary
  • R.E. Davis Elementary
  • Willow Drive
  • Ragin Academy
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
  • Shaw Heights Elementary
  • Sumter County Community Centers

Community Partners

Clarendon County School District
Lee County School District
Sumter County School District
Central Carolina Technical College


What is AmeriCorps?
AmeriCorps is a national service program designed to strengthen citizenship and the ethic of service by engaging thousands of Americans on a full-time or part-time basis to help communities to address their toughest challenges. The Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) administers AmeriCorps at the federal level and works in partnership with states to develop service programs and create a community-based national service network. The United Way Association of South Carolina (UWASC) is the administrative agent for South Carolina's AmeriCorps.

Through their direct service and the volunteers they mobilize, AmeriCorps members meet our country’s critical needs in education, public safety, health, and the environment. AmeriCorps members serve in nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based and community organizations. Since 1994, more than 7,000 South Carolina AmeriCorps members have provided needed assistance to underserved South Carolina residents. In return, AmeriCorps members receive a small living stipend and a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award to pay for college, graduate school, or to pay back qualified student loans.

For more information about AmeriCorps, visit