Program Mission and Objectives

2015 - 2016 Program Year Overview

Program Dates: August 1, 2015 - July 31, 2016
Member Service Dates: August 1, 2015 - June 30, 2016

77 Full-Time AmeriCorps Service Members
10 Quarter-Time AmeriCorps Service Members

26 Partnering School Service Sites

3 University Regional Offices
Mississippi State University - North Region
Jackson State University - Central Region
University of Southern Mississippi - South Region

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.

Other major partners include America Learns, the Mississippi Commission for Volunteer Service, the Mississippi Department of Education, Mississippi Council on Economic Education, and the Terra Luna Collaborative.