Support the work. Become a corps member.

Become a high-impact early literacy tutor for K-5 students.

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A drop in K-5 literacy scores is having a drastic impact across our state. In recent years, some students have lost learning time and are falling behind. Families are juggling work, school, and child care. Teachers are struggling to keep students engaged. All of this makes it harder for students to learn and thrive.

North Carolina Education Corps was a response to the impact COVID-19 had on schools, and its work continues to help students make up ground and get back on track.

We bring together community members to support students and accelerate learning. You can help.



That’s a future we're creating together.

We recruit, train, and support “corps members” who serve as high-impact tutors.

Corps members extend the reach of teachers and accelerate student learning in response to the impact of lower literacy scores in schools. As tutors, corps members assist K-5 students with building foundational skills with profound, long-term implications.

Our call to action is simple: step up to work as a high-impact tutor. Join a community effort to support students and accelerate learning.

Our mission


Launched in September 2020 by the North Carolina State Board of Education and Office of the Governor, NC Education Corps connects caring adults to students to eliminate barriers to opportunity and unlock student potential. Now as an independent 501(c)(3) not-for-profit, NCEC partners with schools to recruit, train, and coach corps members who work for schools as high-impact tutors.


We match motivated, service-minded North Carolinians from diverse backgrounds with opportunities to make a positive difference for young students across the state.

Our vision:
A North Carolina Where All Students Have The Support They Need To Thrive.

Become a high-impact tutor

Corps members commit to part-time, paid service as high-impact tutors for a full school year. Participating public schools hire corps members to work directly with K-5 students during the school day.

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Work to Support Students:
All corps members are financially compensated for their valuable time serving students and public school units.

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Work Part-Time:
Current opportunities are 10-15 hrs/week or 15-25 hrs/week

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Transform Young Lives:
Corps members receive exceptional initial training and ongoing support to equip them to make lasting impacts. 

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Join The Movement

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Express interest

Complete our simple interest form and video interview. Once matched with a partnering public school unit, begin the hiring process and apply to your preferred school or district.

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We will equip you to serve K-5 students as a high-impact tutor. We provide you with robust training and community-building alongside other corps members.

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You commit to a term of life-changing service during the school year. We will support you with coaching and training throughout your term of service.

2023 - 2024 School Partners

If you would like to learn more about partnering to get more high-dosage tutors in your school, check out our partner page

Here’s a list of our current partners:

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  • Ashe County Schools
  • Asheville City Schools
  • Bladen County Schools
  • Buncombe County Schools
  • Chatham County Schools
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools
  • Durham Public Schools
  • Exploris School
  • Granville County Schools
  • Guilford County Schools
  • Halifax County Schools
  • Hertford County Public Schools
  • Hoke County Schools
  • Jackson County Public Schools
  • Johnston County Schools
  • Mount Airy City Schools
  • Moore County Schools
  • Newton-Conover City Schools
  • Orange County Schools
  • Rocky Mount Prep
  • Scotland County Schools
  • Stanly County Schools
  • Surry County Schools
  • Thomasville City Schools
  • Vance County Schools
  • Wake County Public School System
  • Weldon City Schools
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Supporters Making This Possible


NC General Assembly

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NC Governor’s Office

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Goodnight Educational Foundation

. . . and participating North Carolina public schools.