AmeriCorps, Monterey County United for Literacy (AmeriCorps) recruits, trains and places full time reading tutors in elementary schools throughout Salinas and South Monterey County. AmeriCorps reading tutors meet daily, one-on-one with kindergarten through 4th grade students to teach reading and engage in literacy building activities. The program's mission is to enable K-4 students to read well and independently by the end of third grade so that they can read to learn in fourth grade and beyond. The Corps Members strive to increase reading fluency and comprehension and raise students' overall reading skills to meet grade level requirements.