Learn how you can give the best to those who need it most.

We’re excited about your interest in The Literacy Lab! To learn more about our AmeriCorps Tutor Programs, or the Leading Men Fellowship,
complete the registration form below and we’ll be sure to follow up. 

If you are ready to join the team and make an impact, our application is also linked below.

2022-23 Applications

2022-23 Full-Time Literacy Tutor (AmeriCorps) Application

Apply here to serve full-time for the upcoming AmeriCorps program year
(August 2022 – July 2023).

2022-23 Full-Time Leading Men Fellow Application

Apply here to serve full-time for the upcoming Leading Men program year
(August 2022 – July 2023).

2022 Math Tutor Application (Summer Start)

Apply here to serve full-time for the upcoming AmeriCorps program year
(January 2022 – December 2022).

Selection process outline

1. Online application

First, prospective tutors fill out an online application that includes work and education history and a short essay question.

2. References

Within 5-7 business days following application submission, qualified applicants will be asked to submit contact information for two professional references. References will immediately receive an email requesting that they complete a brief online reference form.

3. Introductory Phone Interview

At the same time that references are requested, qualified applicants will be invited to sign up for a phone call with a member of our staff. This 20-25 minute phone conversation allows us to will review the applicant’s knowledge of the program, confirm eligibility, learn about applicants interest in our programs, share logistics about joining our team, and answer applicant questions.

4. Final Interview

Applicants who are selected for a final interview will answer a series of detailed questions and will complete a brief mock assessment and mock intervention. Materials for the Final Interview will be sent ahead of time and also outlined during the Introductory Phone Interview.

Benefits & Commitments

What We’ll Ask of You

  • Commit to 11/10 months of service
  • Serve 1,200 hours
  • Serve full-time (35-40 hrs/wk)
  • Participate in required trainings
  • Engage in your community

How You’ll Grow

  • Training, coaching, and experience in effective, research-based literacy strategies
  • Gain on-the-ground experience working in high-need communities
  • Professional skill-building & networking
  • Meet and work with people with a similar drive to close the achievement gap

Financial Benefits

  • Modest living allowance
  • Education Award
  • Student loan forbearance
  • Health insurance
  • Childcare assistance
Group of Literacy Lab tutors on the White House lawn in Washington, DC

Resources to Review

For more details on how you’ll invest in your community and the benefits you can expect to receive, please review our Year at a Glance and visit our Programs to learn more (What is the Segal Education Award?, and AmeriCorps Benefits).

Apply Now for 22-23

If you have additional questions after reviewing our information, please contact recruitment@theliteracylab.org.

Frequently Asked Questions