Multicultural Family Literacy Program (MFLP)

A chapter of the University of Minnesota - Twin Cities America Reads programLiteracy Mentor reading with students in the community

About Us

The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities America Reads program is a collaborative effort between the College of Education and Human Development, the Multicultural Center for Academic Excellence, and the University YMCA in partnership with Minneapolis and St. Paul schools and community organizations.


The University of Minnesota-Twin Cities America Reads program is dedicated to increasing the literacy skills of Kindergarten - 8th grade students, supporting the educational efforts of our community partners, and together fostering the academic, personal, and career development of students and University of Minnesota literacy mentors.


To positively impact students by teaching them lifelong learning skills and cultivating interest in secondary and higher education.  To develop relationships between America Reads and the Twin Cities community, creating positive outcomes in literacy and beyond.


Become a Literacy Mentor!

The Multicultural Family Literacy Program seeks literacy mentors with college workstudy funds who want to make a difference in the lives of Kindergarten – 8th grade students in the community. They work in classrooms, one-on-one, or in small group settings in the program’s community partner sites. Locations of community partner sites are near and off campus and are accessible by public transportation or personal car. Literacy mentors work hours are flexible and fit into class schedules.

Literacy Mentor Application: Open (Application Details HERE)

The Multicultural Family Literacy Program is accepting applications for Fall 2015. Please complete the 2015-2016 MFLP Literacy Mentor Employment application.

Apply by using the following Google Form HERE.

Program Contact Information

If you have questions, please email