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.
Starting in September 2013, we will recognize the extraordinary impact of AmeriCorps and its 20 years of serving America. The 20th anniversary will recognize the important moments in AmeriCorps history, and it will also look forward to the exciting future that lies ahead. Find out more!
“Minnesota Reading Corps is an essential component of our strategy for accelerating learning. Their track record of improving literacy outcomes for struggling readers creates the foundation that is absolutely necessary for lifelong learning.”
— Dr. Brenda Cassellius, Commissioner, MN Department of Education