The Texas Family Literacy Initiative is a part of the AmeriCorps network of national service programs that engage adults of all ages and backgrounds in service to meet the nation’s critical needs in education, public safety, health and environment.

Texas Family Literacy AmeriCorps members join 75,000 individuals across the United States serving with AmeriCorps to get hands-on experience strengthening communities.

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) and High School Equivalency (HSE) preparation
  • Early Childhood Literacy, Family Literacy/Play and Learning Strategies 
  • Workforce Literacy/Workforce Infusion/Job Readiness
  • Computer Literacy

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, 2018

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 receive training and professional development through the Literacy Coalition 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.