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Reading Success AmeriCorps

AmeriCorps 20 years  logoEarly 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 our office at 803-773-7935.

Become an AmeriCorps Member

Service Sites

Lee County

  • Bishopville Primary
  • Lower Lee Elementary
  • West Lee Elementary

Sumter County

  • Crosswell Drive Elementary
  • Cherryvale Elementary
  • FJ Delaine Elementary
  • Kingsbury Elementary
  • Lemira Elementary
  • R.E. Davis Elementary
  • Salvation Army Boys and Girls Club
  • PERKS Afterschool Sites
  1. Kingsbury Elementary School
  2. Croswell Drive Elementary
  3. Alice Drive Elementary

Community Partners
Lee County School District
Sumter County School District
Central Carolina Technical College
Morris College
USC-Sumter

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 www.americorps.gov.