The AmeriCorps Programs at Community Youth Services are dedicated to making a difference through community service and partnership. We are people who are passionate and committed to supporting the positive development of children, youth and the community. If you feel the same way, we hope you join us by becoming an AmeriCorps member or volunteering along side us.
Leave a legacy and grow. We are an experiential service program that provides opportunities for personal development through community service. We offer leadership and member development training that will enhance your term of service now and for years to come.
Washington Reading Corps
The Washington Reading Corps (WRC) is a statewide service program started in 1998 as a partnership between the Governor's Office, the Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OSPI), and the Washington Service Corps (WSC) - AmeriCorps Program. Community Youth Services is partnered with the Washington Reading Corps and provides teams of committed USA members to elementary schools in six counties in Western Washington to assist struggling readers improve and gain confidence in their reading skills and to promote literacy in the home.
Washington Reading Corps Mission Statement
The mission of the Washington Reading Corps Program is to improve reading abilities of K-6 students across Washington State. This is achieved through research-based tutoring of struggling readers and effective collaborations among schools, families, community members, National Service, businesses, and state partners.
Where do CYS-WRC members serve and what do they do there?
Community Youth Services Washington Reading Corps Members serve in six counties across Western Washington, in the schools listed below. Please click on the listings under the schools to view the position description for that site.
Members service consists of tutoring struggling readers, completing required reports, and volunteer recruitment. Members may also gather donations as necessary.
Approximately one day per month will be spent in team meetings, training, and events.
"The ‘ripple effect’ of the Washington Reading Corps has flowed out and
lifted up thousands of young people and their tutors, just as it has
strengthened families’ connections to their communities”
- Former Governor Gary Locke