COVID-19 continues to have a drastic impact on students across our state

The drastic impact of COVID-19 on public education is only
exacerbating challenges that have long existed in North Carolina.

Prior to the pandemic, data showed that only 36% of North Carolina’s fourth-graders could read at or above grade level.

State results for the past two years show young readers in North Carolina falling even further behind due to lost instructional time and added stressors.

We invite you to partner with North Carolina Education Corps in 2022-2023 to accelerate student learning with the help of high-dosage early grades literacy tutors.

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That’s a future we can create together.

North Carolina Education Corps partners with PSU to recruit, train, and coach community members to support students as “corps members.”

Each corps member receives professional development aligned to the science of reading and reading instruction, as well as instruction on social-emotional development and learning.

In 2022-2023, corps members will once again assist PSUs by delivering high-impact tutoring in phonics and phonological awareness to accelerate early literacy learning recovery.

Engaging NC residents to support students and accelerate learning recovery

What We Believe: North Carolina is stronger when all students have the full support they need to thrive.

How We Started: North Carolina Education Corps was launched in September 2020 by the North Carolina State Board of Education and the Governor’s Office.

What We Do: Now as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit, we partner with public school units (PSUs) to extend the reach of teachers and support students in the wake of COVID-19.


We do this by recruiting, training, and coaching corps members who work for schools as high-dosage K-3 literacy tutors to accelerate student learning.

We have serious goals for 2022-2023:

2-5+ corps members per elementary school

35+ districts

500+ corps members

During 2021-22, we have partnered with 24 PSU’s to collectively support up to 250 corps members across North Carolina.

Hear perspectives from participating district leaders. We're grateful for this committed community of educators across the state of North Carolina.

What Our Inaugural Partners Say

NC Education Corps will rock your world. And we’re so proud of young people who step up to serve.
– Eric Davis

In this time of so many uncertainties, this initiative has given teachers hope that we can find their students and get them back on track.
– Polly Long, Mt. Airy City Schools

Having NC Ed Corps tutors be an advocate and physically be there to ensure [my student] is getting his missing work/current work completed, is a Godsend. I would hope and truly believe that those students who may have been difficult to reach are now being reached because of NC Ed Corps!

- WSFS Teacher

Good communication and collaboration drive success

Speak with our team to learn more about NC Education Corps and explore what implementation would look like at your public school unit.

Marlow Artis, School Partnerships Director
North Central, Northeast, Sandhills, Southeast Regions

Pam Hartley, School Partnerships Director
Western, Southwest, Northwest, Piedmont-Triad Regions

Fill out an interest form to learn more about partnering in 2022-2023.