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Commissioners Issue Proclamation For Americorps Week

Story By: Greg Heindel

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 3/13/2013

This is Americorps Week, a time to recognize the many volunteers who help children who are struggling with learning to read.

The Richland County Commissioners were joined Tuesday by Youth and Family Council Director Teresa Alt, Americorps member Doug Versaw, and Head Start reading tutors Anita Wilson and Gail Groves to issue a proclamation for the week.

Alt says Americorps has ten reading tutors and is recruiting more to start worrking students next school year.

Applicants can go to www.myamericorps.gov and select "Ohio Reading Corps Richland County".

You must be at least 17 years old and a high school graduate, be able to pass a background check, and be interested in literacy and helping children.

Interviews will start in July, with tutoring beginning when the school year starts in August. 

The Youth and Family Council's literacy tutors are funded by Serve Ohio's Commission on Service and Volunteerism.

   
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