Reading Partners proposes to have 40 AmeriCorps members who will manage the volunteer recruitment and day-to-day operations of our one-on-one literacy program for economically disadvantaged students in the Dallas and Fort Worth areas. At the end of the program year, the AmeriCorps members will be responsible for measurably increasing the literacy skills of 638 target students. In addition, the AmeriCorps members will leverage 970 volunteers who will be engaged in individualized reading tutoring through our model. This program will focus on the AmeriCorps focus area of education. The AmeriCorps investment of $864,000 will be match with $875,974, $505,000 in public funding and $370,974 in private funding.