Support the work. Become a corps member. Apply by 8/03.

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

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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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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: 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. Applications are due by 8/03.


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.

Our mission

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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Current opportunities are 10-15 hrs/week or 15-25 hrs/week

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

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Join The Movement

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

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

Schools that have applied to partner in 2021 - 2022

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

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Tier 1

  • Bladen County Schools
  • Cherokee County Schools
  • Halifax County Public Schools
  • Henderson Collegiate (Vance County)
  • Hertford County Public Schools
  • Martin County Schools
  • Northampton Public Schools
  • Pitt County Schools
  • Scotland County Schools
  • Vance County Schools
  • Weldon City Schools

Tier 2

  • Ashe County Schools
  • Granville County Public Schools
  • Guilford County Schools
  • Lexington City Schools
  • Newton-Conover City Schools
  • Stanly County Schools
  • Winston-Salem/Forsyth County Schools

Tier 3

  • Durham Public Schools
  • Iredell-Statesville Schools
  • Johnston County Schools
  • Transylvania County Schools
  • Wake County Public School System

Supporters Making This Possible

NC Volunteers
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NC Governor's Office

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Participating North Carolina public schools.