Summer Reading Corps

The Summer Reading Corps provides an invaluable opportunity for nonprofits in the state of Iowa to expand their reach to deliver reading programs to children, teens, and adults in their community. The program provides the agency with a nine-week paid full-time AmeriCorps volunteer to deliver local summer reading programming.

Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to review the application instructions prior to submitting an application. 

Organization applications must be submitted using the online form. We have a limited number of positions available and are seeking additional applicants beginning March 4, 2019 through March 15, 2019. 


Applicants with questions can contact Justin Ellis by email (jellis {at} compact(.)org) or phone (515-235-4681). A technical assistance webinar was held on 11/5/18. View the recordingView the slides for technical assistance call


This application is open to the following types of public organizations:

  • Iowa Campus Compact higher education member institutions
  • State and local government organizations
  • Indian Tribes
  • Nonprofit private organizations

Please note that eligible nonprofit private organizations are not limited to those with IRS 501(c) (3) status, but rather all organizations with IRS 501(c) status that focus on anti-poverty community development.

Organizations that focus solely on advocacy and lobbying are not eligible.