Host an AmeriCorps Member

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Host an AmeriCorps Member

Seeking organizations to host Literacy Leaders and Summer Reads members

Build capacity. Invest in emerging leadership. Host a Literacy Leader or Summer Reads AmeriCorps member.

Have a dream project on the back burner and just need someone who can dedicate time to getting it off the ground?  Literacy Minnesota’s Literacy Leadership Program works with AmeriCorps to place energetic leaders with organizations looking to launch, expand or improve literacy programming for low-income individuals of all ages. Literacy Leaders work behind the scenes recruiting volunteers, developing program content, generating resources, engaging stakeholders, building partnerships, and more. In 2021-22, while we continue to also support other literacy-related capacity building projects, our priority areas are projects focused on culturally responsive literacy education or digital equity.

Looking for help over the summer? Organizations can also host AmeriCorps members with our Summer Reads program for 8 weeks in the summer. Summer Reads members work with children in grades K-5 as literacy mentors, bringing literacy to life through tutoring and enrichment activities. Members support children’s literacy through distance/remote learning, in person (following COVID safety measures) or a mix.

With Literacy Leadership and Summer Reads, you can increase organizational capacity at minimal cost and increase your impact, all while investing in the next generation of literacy leaders.

Nonprofits, government agencies, and Tribal Nations located in Minnesota and Wisconsin are eligible to apply and host an AmeriCorps VISTA.

How do I apply as a new host site?

  1. Watch an info session (pre-recorded video). 
  2. For Literacy Leadership (year-long capacity-building), review the Request for Proposals for more details, application tips and project examples.
  3. Submit your application online:
  4. Contact Meghan at, 651-251-9069, with questions or to talk through project ideas.