705 S. New Street
Lawrence Center, Room 241
West Chester, PA 19382
America Reads was started by the Clinton administration in 1996 as a national literacy campaign. The program aims to recruit "one million volunteer reading tutors ready and able to give children the personal attention they need to catch up and get ahead." Learn about the history of the federal work study program.
If you would like to get paid to provide academic mentoring to children while learning valuable leadership skills and making long lasting meaningful connections with community organizations, this may be the opportunity for you. Apply to be an America Reads site leader today!
Major Responsibilities include:
Applications are due by Friday, April 10th at 12 p.m.
If you are a student in need of financial assistance, you may qualify for federal work study. Work study students may work up to ten hours a week. To apply, applicants should fill out the FAFSA and the Federal Work Student Employment Application.
You can also participate in America Reads as a volunteer. To volunteer for this program, please visit the Office of Service-Learning and Volunteer Programs in Killinger Hall B19 or contact Jamie Williams. The America Reads program is a great way for students seeking Formal Admittance to Teacher Education (FATE) to obtain the 20 hours of required service.
The Care Center Foundation strives to give children ages 1 to 5 the skills needed to succeed through early developmental education. The program operates Monday through Friday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering at this site, please contact Khalil Suaray.
The mission of the historic Charles A. Melton Center is to contribute to the quality of life for all people of the greater West Chester community by continuing its long commitment of providing educational, recreational, cultural, and civic services. New Directions take place Monday through Thursday from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering at this site, please contact Amanda Reichert.
The Blessed Dorothy Day Ministry Center prepares preschool aged children to enter into kindergarten by focusing on literacy and academic skill development. The program runs Monday through Friday 9:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.. This is a great placement for students interested in working with youth who speak Spanish.
If you are interested in volunteering, please contact Danni McGinty.
The West Chester Area Day Care Center provides children ranging from infancy to age 12 with a safe, nurturing child care environment combined with a top quality early education program. The program operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering at this site, please contact Erica Vasquez.
The YMCA Believe & Achieve program focuses on improving the lives and futures of children in need by providing safe, supervised quality care for children, ages 5 to 15. This program offers free after school care, tutoring, homework help, and mentoring Monday through Friday, from 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering at this site, please contact Devin Kirby.
The YMCA Early Childhood Learning Center focuses on providing Pre-K and Kindergarten students with lessons carefully designed to activate children's imaginations and encourage lifelong, positive values. The program operates Monday through Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
If you are interested in volunteering at this site, please contact Kayla Kishbaugh.
Online reading comprehension games from first grade readers to advanced readers
These online games can be used on the computer or a mobile device. Adobe Flash Player capabilities are necessary for all of the games listed below.