AmeriCorps: Strengthening the Lowcountry

United Way of the Lowcountry is an AmeriCorps grantee and receives funds as part of their State and National program to support our “Read Indeed!” Early Grade Reading program.

We are currently accepting AmeriCorps applications for the 2021/2022 service year!

AmeriCorps is a national service program that engages more than 270,000 Americans in intensive service each year at nonprofits, schools, public agencies, and community and faith-based groups around the country, making a difference in communities across America.  Our local AmeriCorps program supports the United Way of the Lowcountry “Read Indeed!” Early Grade Reading program.  Our AmeriCorps members provide tutoring to help elementary school students improve their reading skills.

Early grade reading is essential to academic success.  Children learn to read until fourth grade; after that, they read to learn.  If they are not reading on grade level by fourth grade, they will continue to fall further behind.

United Way of the Lowcountry is working in partnership with Beaufort and Jasper County school districts to support the education of all children in our communities.  As part of our “Read Indeed!” Early Grade Reading program, we are looking for individuals who are committed to serving their community by joining our AmeriCorps program.  Our AmeriCorps members serve students in pre-K through third grade in elementary schools throughout Beaufort and Jasper counties.

AmeriCorps members will:

  • Provide one-on-one and small group reading tutoring for students in pre-K through third grade
  • Be given all necessary training – NO EXPERIENCE NECESSARY
  • Participate in community service projects and other service activities
  • Serve as a positive role model to students, providing encouragement and support
  • Make a difference in their community!

AmeriCorps members receive:

  • Biweekly living allowance
  • Orientation, training, and ongoing professional development opportunities
  • Education award upon successful completion of service hours
  • Student loan forbearance during service

AmeriCorps members are:

  • People who have a love of children and reading
  • Dedicated, reliable, patient, and have a positive attitude
  • Able to serve in a school setting several days each week
  • Required to complete a background check
AmeriCorps “Read Indeed!” Program Interest Form

 If you are interested in learning more about becoming an AmeriCorps member with our program, please complete this form. We will follow up with you to discuss our AmeriCorps program and the application process. Click here to access the form.

Interested in Volunteering?, click here to learn more about Read Indeed! volunteer tutors.

AmeriCorps Application Information
  • Apply online by clicking here
  • You may also print and complete this application.  Completed paper applications can be submitted by:
    • Email:   cgrubbs@uwlowcountry.org
    • Fax: 843-837-2011
    • Mail: United Way of the Lowcountry
      Attn: Carly Grubbs
      10 Buckingham Plantation Drive, Suite D
      Bluffton, SC 29910

Applications will be accepted until all available spots have been filled.  Our service year will begin in October.

This program is available to all, without regard to race, color, national origin, gender, age, religion, sexual orientation, disability, gender identity or expression, political affiliation, marital or parental status, genetic information, and military service. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.