K-3 Reading corps AT A GLANCE / FOR SCHOOLS

Michigan Education Corps K-3 Reading Corps is a statewide initiative to help every Michigan child become proficient in reading by the end of 3rd grade. We make this possible with a dedicated staff and a team of interventionists, also known as members, who serve through AmeriCorps. Members provide supplemental one-on-one language and literacy interventions using proven research-based literacy instruction and tools, and ultimately help struggling students achieve reading proficiency.

About the program

It takes a team to make Michigan Education Corps K-3 Reading Corps a success. We work with you to provide services to students and need your support along the way. Focusing on phonemic awareness, phonics, and fluency, K-3 Reading Corps Interventionists provide daily 1-on-1, twenty-minute sessions with Kindergarten through 3rd grade students.

Read more about how K-3 Reading Corps is implemented.
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Watch this detailed video about K-3 Reading Corps implementation. This video was designed by Minnesota Reading Corps, but is applicable to how we at Michigan Education Corps implement the program in our state.

Read our 2021-2022 Guide To Apply to learn more about hosting K-3 Reading Corps at your site.


The Michigan Education Corps team provides training to Reading Corps Interventionists and Internal Coaches to ensure successful implementation of the Reading Corps model. Internal coaches are required to attend training to learn about and practice and have the opportunity to receive SCECHs clock hours during August Reading Corps Institute.

“The training is fantastic and I have decided to stay and not attempt to commute.  It is wonderful to have time to spend with my new “team” and we are learning all together. Thank you also for all you do to make this program successful, I love to see things that get directly to students and have an impact.” –Internal Coach, 2018-19