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                                                   Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps Program

 

City of Houston AmeriCorps

Photo courtesy of the City of Houston

 

TheTexas Family Literacy Initiativeis a part of the AmeriCorps network of state and national service programs that engages 75,000 Americans each year in intensive service to meet critical needs in communities throughout the nation. AmeriCorps offers several ways to get involved, from part-time local service programs to full-time programs.

This program provides literacy services to adults, children, youth and families in Texas communities. Literacy Services include:

  • English as a Second Language (ESL)
  • Adult Basic Education (ABE)
  • General Education Development (GED) preparation
  • Early Childhood Literacy, Family Literacy/Play and Learning Strategies 
  • Workforce Literacy/Workforce Infusion 
  • Computer Literacy

Houston Center for Literacy partners with the Literacy Coalition of Central Texas to recruit qualified applicants to serve as ESL, ABE, and GED instructors in adult education organizations throughout the city of Houston.

 

What does a commitment to AmeriCorps service involve?

  • Members commit to serving 1,700 volunteer hours over an 11-month term. 
  • The Term of Service is August 14, 2017 - July 13, 2017. 

What are the member benefits?

Members receive a $12,500 stipend, health care, valuable training and experience, and a $5,730 education award issued when you complete service that you can apply toward student loans or tuition. Members also receive training and professional development through the Houston Center for Literacy and participate in various community service projects throughout their term.

 

What do we look for in candidates?

Our positions are dynamic, well-rounded, and fun!

We strive to build a diverse team of individuals who want to commit to national service. Experience in education and/or working with diverse populations is preferred. A willingness to share your knowledge, to learn from others, and to grow as an individual is necessary. Applicants should be comfortable with both independent and team-based work that includes team meetings, group planning, reflection, and community service projects.

Click this link to apply for the 2017/2017 AmeriCorps term. 

 

Houston Center for Literacy Collaborative Partners

Alliance for Multicultural Community Services

Association for the Advancement of Mexican Americans (AAMA)

AVANCE

Chinese Community Centers (CCC)

Community Family Centers (CFC)

East Side University Village Community Learning Center (ESU)

La Raza United

Memorial Assistance Ministries (MAM)

Open Door Mission (ODM)

One Powerful Movement (OPM)

Somali Bantu Community of Greater Houston (SBCGH)

West Houston Assistance Ministries (WHAM)

 

For additional information, please contact: Program Manager; W. KaNeesha Allen at kaneesha.allen@houliteracy.org


 

 

Looking for a Literacy Class?

Literacy providers throughout the Greater Houston area offer a variety of classes in adult basic education. Simply dial 2-1-1 to find a literacy provider near you or click the link below.

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Our Mission

In order to boost the economy of Houston, Houston Center for Literacy strengthens providers of adult education who, in turn, provide necessary skills for underemployed citizens to fulfill their potential and become economically self-sufficient.

Our Vision

We envision a city where every adult is equipped with the basic skills they need to qualify for jobs that will allow them to support their families and thrive as prosperous, independent, successful members of our society.