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Every day, Ohioans are making extraordinary contributions to the communities where they live, work, and play. Learn more about the impact AmeriCorps members and volunteers have on the communities they serve, stay current on service and volunteerism trends, and be the first to know about upcoming funding opportunities, events, and special initiatives.


Rebeccah Verhoff-Kiss, Outreach & Education Officer, ServeOhio

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Back to School, Back to Service

As teachers, students and parents are getting ready to go back to school, AmeriCorps members across the state of Ohio are also gearing up for school to start!  Members from the Ohio Reading Corps and the Ohio Math Corps serve in elementary schools specifically with K-3 students in Literacy Tutoring and K-5 students in Math Tutoring.  Both programs operate in partnership with the Educational Service Center of Central Ohio as well as other ESCs across the state. 

Members serve 5 days a week at their school, tutoring children who may need just a little extra intervention during the day when it comes to reading and math.  Across Ohio, AmeriCorps members serve over 300 students with math interventions and over 2,000 students with literacy interventions!  That’s a lot of students!  Members who serve in these two programs come from a variety of educational and professional backgrounds.  A desire to help children be successful in their early, formative years is essential.  This program provides a unique experience serving in the schools and can lead to a variety of professional development and learning opportunities for members during their service.

Both programs are still recruiting for the upcoming 2018-19 school year!  If you or someone you know loves working with children and helping them be successful during the beginning of their educational journey, check out for more information.  You don’t have to be a math genius or have majored in English in college to serve!  The ESC provides extensive training to members prior to and during their service, training members on intervention strategies and critical thinking skills.  Members commit 30-40 hours per week during the school year to serving the students.  Members also participate in group service projects to benefit their communities and earn an Education Award at the completion of their commitment to help pay back qualified student loans or put towards future education!

Check them out and happy “Back to School” to all!   


Written by: Meredith Pugh

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