Currently Recruiting For fall STEM-literacy tutors/coaches

The Dan River Year, a program of the Institute for Advanced Learning and Research (IALR), is dedicated to addressing community needs in southern Virginia.  We mobilize AmeriCorps members in a community-supported environment to build capacity in the region, strengthen community involvement, and address pressing needs. In 2021-2022, AmeriCorps members will focus on building the region’s science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) and literacy capacity.  

Our AmeriCorps STEM-Literacy Tutor and Coaches will provide direct service to middle or elementary school students at an assigned school in one of the following locations:  Danville, Pittsylvania County, Martinsville, Henry County and Halifax County. All members will receive tutor training prior to placement. Tutors will work with students one-on-one and/or in small groups for 36 hours/student during the school year. Additionally, members may also work with groups during the school year aiding in their reading or math classes. Members will also provide support with hands-on STEM activities to be used to generate an interest in STEM and deepen STEM knowledge. Hours will vary and may range from 15-25 hours/week.

Benefits of Becoming an AmeriCorps Member:
  • Living allowance of $8,500 for a service term of 900 hours over 12 months
  • Eligibility for Segal Education Award of at least $3,172.50 at the end of a successful term of service, which can be used to repay student loans or for current or future education.
  • Mileage reimbursement for non-host site location travel
  • Opportunity to earn industry certifications and professional trainings

Visit the following link to view position description and to apply. For more information, contact Dana Silicki at (434) 766-6729 or



About americorps

Founded in 1994, AmeriCorps is an organization that engages Americans in intensive service at nonprofits, schools, public agencies and community and faith-based groups across the country. Not only do the programs move communities forward, but they serve their members by creating jobs and providing pathways to opportunity for young people entering the workforce.

With the help of supporters like the Corporation for National and Community Service, the Danville Regional Foundation and participating organizations, IALR has implemented and continues to administer the following two AmeriCorps programs.

AmeriCorps members receive a stipend and Segal Education Award for their service. For more information, contact or (434) 766-6729. The opportunity is attractive to those high school graduates or college students seeking a “gap year,” adults looking for experience before entering the workforce, senior adults desiring to serve their communities, or others.

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