Literacy Leadership Program

Literacy Leaders

The Minnesota Literacy Leadership Program is an AmeriCorps VISTA (Volunteers In Service To America) program aimed at eliminating poverty through education and community empowerment. Literacy Leaders work side-by-side with seasoned professionals and committed volunteers at schools, community-based nonprofit organizations or local government agencies. As a Literacy Leader, you'll provide behind-the-scenes service to community programs working to bring low-income children, youth, adults and families out of poverty. You'll also receive unique opportunities for personal and professional development, and build professional skills in a supportive environment. 

We are not currently accepting Literacy Leader applications.

Check out our list of 2018-19 host sites here!

    Benefits beyond service

    • Choice of $5,920 Education Award or $1,800 post-service stipend (Education Award only available to U.S. Citizens; U.S. Nationals; or Lawful Permanent Resident Aliens)
    • Bi-weekly living allowance of $472.22
    • Healthcare allowance of up to $7,350
    • $750 relocation allowance (if relocating more than 50 miles to serve)
    • Learn more about benefits here

    Learn something new

    Create, strengthen, or expand programming to address community needs. Get involved in strategic planning, build partnerships, write curriculum, secure resources, engage volunteers, develop methods for tracking and evaluation. Help organizations turn dream projects into reality!


    • Must be at least 18 years old
    • Must be a U.S. citizen, national, legal permanent resident, asylee, or protected by DACA
    • Volunteer experience is preferred
    • Available to serve one year, full-time, Monday through Friday daytime hours
    • Self-motivated, committed to serving communities in need, flexible, creative, strong communicator, organized
    • Part-time employment or part-time classes are allowed with prior approval from the literacy council and your host site 


    Contact Courtney at or 651-251-9151.

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