Literacy Minnesota places AmeriCorps VISTA members with organizations across Minnesota. We offer two different VISTA programs: Minnesota Literacy Leadership Program and Summer Reads. Find out which is the best fit for your organization. 

Consider hosting a Literacy Leader if your organization: 

  • Serves individuals living in poverty.
  • Wants to expand or improve upon its ability to address the literacy needs of children, adults or families from low-income communities.
  • Has an idea for Literacy Leaders to complete a three-year capacity-building project to increase effectiveness of literacy-focused programs, and/or to develop new or expand existing services.
  • Has the ability to provide consistent on-site supervision and support for this yearlong service opportunity.

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Consider hosting a Summer Reads VISTA if your organization: 

  • Serves children entering grades K-5 from low-income families.
  • Runs during the summer months, June to August.
  • Is looking to provide a clear focus on literacy through academics or enrichment.
  • Has a need and opportunities for members to serve directly as mentors or program facilitators.
  • Is able to offer consistent support and guidance to Summer Reads members over the summer.

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