United Way of Southeast AmeriCorps Program will be hosting 13 AmeriCorps members from 10 states. The first virtual zoom orientation will begin August 3 and run through August 14. Members will be remaining in their homes and will follow Juneau quarantine requirements.
Over the next three years, our primary focus is on improving academic performance in early literacy. Five elementary schools and one licensed child care center in Juneau committed to hosting AmeriCorps members to serve as an Early Literacy Program Support Assistant. Program Assistants and volunteer reading tutors will work individually with a minimum of 60 Pre-K through 3rd-grade struggling readers and connecting with families to help link the school to home learning pathways. However, we are multi-focus with members serving outside this area.
Members will be serving at five elementary schools, Little Eagle and Raven Childcare (LEARN), Alaska Housing Development Corporation - Gruening Park, Alaska Association for the Education of Young Children (AEYC), Southeast Regional Resource Center (SERRC), Alaska State Hospital and Nursing Home Association (ASHNHA), Zach Gordon Youth Center, and Juneau Suicide Prevention Council.
With much appreciation for their service in this time of COVID-19, we genuinely believe their time in Juneau will provide significant support to our community. Please welcome our members as they descend upon Juneau!