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The UAB School of Education is working every day to transform lives and to optimize human potential. We are known for our cutting-edge programs that prepare professionals to serve in a diverse world.  Our outstanding faculty are not only leaders in their fields, but also excellent mentors and teachers who inspire others to grow and to learn.


The UAB School of Education is home to a diverse array of undergraduate and graduate programs in areas such as educator preparation, counselor education, health education, and kinesiology (formerly physical education).  Our programs are accredited by relevant organizations, and are staffed by world-class faculty.

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UAB School of Education faculty are at the leading edge of investigating some of today’s most vexing challenges in areas such as exercise science, health disparities, language/literacy development, urban education, and special education.  The School of Education includes several centers that help to support this work: The Center for Educational Accountability and the Center for Urban Education.

Service for Tuition

Are you child friendly?

Would you like to enrich the lives of children by helping them learn to read?

Would you like to make a difference in your community?

If you possess these characteristics then AmeriCorps WANTS YOU!


One Year Commitment

Earn money for college*

Earn a monthly living allowance

Full and Part Time Opportunities


Full Time members provide 40 hours per week/1750 hours per year.

Receive $925 monthly Living Allowance/$4,725 Educational Award, Childcare, and Healthcare Benefit if eligible.


Part Time members provide 20 hours per week/925 hours per year.

Receive $462 Monthly Living Allowance/$2,362.50 Educational Award.


AmeriCorps members will provide an array of services including in-class academic and literacy support; leading after-school and out-of-school time programming, recruiting volunteers to engage in Birmingham READS service; and developing and implementing community service projects. Members will receive training in areas such as diversity awareness, Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), CPR/First Aid, leadership, citizenship, and career planning.



At least 17 years of age

Clean criminal background

Strong commitment to improving communities through service

Ability to work individually and with a diverse team

Relative team, volunteer, and leadership experience, as well as experience working with youth highly preferred

Contact information:

Birmingham READS AmeriCorps

A Program of Birmingham City Schools

Call: (205) 231-7934 or email: tlcrumbley@bhamcityschools.org

Davis Center

417 29th Street South Room 224

Birmingham, AL   35233


* Education award may be used in any post-high school training or educational institution.


We are currently accepting applications.

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