History

ARM is administered and supported by the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Services (MCVS) and the Board of Trustees of State Institutions of Higher Learning (IHL).

Established in 1998, America Reads - Mississippi (ARM) is an AmeriCorps program administered through the Academic Affairs Office of the Mississippi Institutions of Higher Learning. ARM began with 200 full-time AmeriCorps members, partnered with two universities - Delta State University (DSU) and Mississippi State University (MSU) - and included 18 school districts and 29 school partners