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Help kids read through Experience Corps
Become a volunteer tutor

Overview

You can volunteer to help kids learn to read. Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer based tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade. We inspire and empower adults age 50 and older to serve in their community and disrupt the cycle of poverty by making a lasting difference in the lives of America’s most vulnerable children. By becoming a volunteer tutor, you’ll have the opportunity to work with small groups of students 2 days per week for 2-3 hours per day, to make a lasting impact on their lives, classrooms, and school. 

Research shows that reading at grade level by the end of third grade helps students shift from learning to read to reading to learn, and to master the more complex subjects they will learn in fourth grade. Fourth graders who can’t read at grade level are four times less likely to graduate from high school. Studies show that Experience Corps works. After one year, many students who work with Experience Corps volunteer tutors achieve as much as 60% improvement in critical literacy skills compared to their peers. 

Experience Corps is a national literacy program that has nearly 2,000 highly-trained volunteers working in 29 cities and serving over 30,000 students every year in high-need elementary schools. It improves the literacy skills of children, enriches the lives of volunteer tutors (age 50 and up), and strengthens schools in local communities. Join us in guiding the next generation of readers. 

For more information email ectutor@uwccr.org or call 916-856-3972.

Sacramento area school districts served in 2016-17:

  • Center Joint Unified School District (Antelope)
  • Elk Grove Unified School District (South Sacramento & Elk Grove)
  • Robla School District (North Sacramento)
  • Washington Unified School District (West Sacramento)
  • Sacramento City Unified School District (Led by The Center)

Interested in volunteering and want to learn more?

Sign up for one of these Information Sessions by filling out the short form below.​

Wednesday, July 19
1 – 2 p.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

Tuesday, July 25
3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

Monday, July 31
1 – 2 p.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

Tuesday, Aug. 8
10 – 11 a.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

Wednesday, Aug. 16
2 – 3 p.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

Thursday, Aug. 24
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

Thursday, Aug. 31
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

Thursday, Sept. 7
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

Wednesday, Sept. 13
11 a.m. - 12 p.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

Monday, Sept. 18
2 p.m. - 3 p.m.
United Way California Capital Region
​10389 Old Placerville Road, Sacramento

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