Support the work. Sign-on as a participating public school unit.

Become a high-impact early literacy tutor for K-3 students.

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NORTH CAROLINA SCHOOLS FACE A COVID CRISIS

COVID-19 is having a drastic impact on education across our state. 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 is a response to the impact COVID-19 is having on schools, as students struggle to keep up with learning.

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

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IMAGINE IF EVERY K-3 STUDENT HAD ACCESS TO A LITERACY TUTOR

That’s a future we can create together.

North Carolina Education Corps partners with local schools to recruit, train, and deploy “corps members.” Corps members -- including community college and university students, recent graduates, and retirees -- are paid a living wage by schools to work part-time as tutors, mentors, and, this year, contact tracers.

Corps members build relationships and connect with young students. They help teachers reach students who need additional academic support. They accelerate COVID learning recovery with students, families, and school personnel.

During the 2021-2022 school year, NC Education Corps members will serve as high-impact literacy tutors grounded in the science of reading and reading instruction. As early literacy tutors, corps members will assist K-3 students with building their phonemic awareness and phonics skills -- foundational skills for learning how to read.

Our call to action is simple: sign on as a participating public school unit. Step up to work as an early literacy tutor. Join a community effort to support students and accelerate learning.

Our next corps will deploy in fall 2021 and applications open in June.

Applications for interested public school units are open now.

JOB CREATION MEETS CRISIS RECOVERY

NC Education Corps, launched as a joint project of the North Carolina State Board of Education, the Office of the Governor’s Commission on Volunteerism and Community Service, and local public schools is now an independent nonprofit. We match hardworking, service-oriented North Carolinians with opportunities to make a life-changing difference in the lives of young students across the state.

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

Work that changes lives

Corps members commit to nine months of part-time, paid service as high-impact early literacy tutors. Participating public schools hire corps members to work directly with K-3 students during the school day.

NCEC recruits community college and university students, recent college graduates, retirees, and adults who are actively engaged in their community.

We include a special focus on recruiting students from universities and community colleges with teacher prep programs.

We hope young corps members consider a career in public education and public service after working with NCEC and our school partners.

JOIN NC ED CORPS: Become a high-impact literacy tutor

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Living Wage:
all corps members will be compensated for their valuable time serving students and school districts.

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Part-Time:
Current opportunities are 10-15 hrs/week or 25-30 hrs/week

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Equipped for Impact:
Corps members receive exceptional pre-service training and in-service support for lasting impact. 

Take the first step
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Join The Movement

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Recruit

(June)
Complete our simple application which opens on 6/15. Once matched with a school partner, begin the school hiring process.

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Train

(September)
We will equip you to serve K-3 students as a literacy tutor. We’ll provide high-impact training and community-building with other corps members.

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Deploy

(September)
You will commit to nine months of life-changing service. We will support you with coaching and training throughout the year.

Where Our Inaugural Class Is Serving, spring 2021

Since January, over 200 Education Corps members have been hired across 20 North Carolina school districts.

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Tier 1 (most economically distressed)

  • Clinton City Schools
  • Cumberland County Schools
  • Elizabeth City-Pasquotank Public Schools
  • Halifax County Schools
  • Jones County Public Schools
  • Perquimans County Schools
  • Pitt County Schools
  • Vance County Schools
  • Weldon City Schools

Tier 2

  • Ashe County Schools
  • Granville County Schools
  • Mount Airy City Schools
  • Newton-Conover City Schools
  • Hickory City Schools
  • Person County Schools
  • Lexington City Schools
  • Stanly County Schools
  • Winston-Salem / Forsyth County Schools

Tier 3 (least economically distressed)

  • Wake County Public School System
  • Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools

Supporters Making This Possible

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NC Governor's Office

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Participating North Carolina public schools.