Tessa Berens became a Minnesota Reading Corps member because she fell in love with working with schools and kids struggling to overcome an education gap. By working directly with students and teachers, she enhances the classroom experience and provides her students an average of 90 minutes of extra one-on-one tutoring each week.
Minnesota’s AmeriCorps members get things done in our communities – from helping children succeed in reading and math to increasing economic opportunity. We are thrilled to share that with the Board match, online giving, and pledges, we met our Give to the Max Day goal!
"What Reading Corps does for us is it essentially provides us a full-service model to meet the needs of all kids. There's the extra support, that extra boost for our kids who aren't at grade level and are working hard to be at grade level."
Steve Abrahamson, principal at Ridgeview Elementary School in Bloomington, Minnesota