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