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AARP Foundation Experience Corps, an award-winning national program, engages people 50-plus in meeting their community's greatest challenges.
Two thousand AARP Experience Corps volunteer members tutor and mentor in 22 cities across the country, providing literacy coaching, homework help, consistent role models and committed, caring attention.
Independent research shows that AARP Experience Corps boosts student academic performance, helps schools and youth-serving organizations become more successful, and enhances the well-being of 50-pus adults in the process.
We're tapping into the desire for 50-plus adults to be engaged in community, leveraging their capacity to create lasting change and making sure we conduct the research necessary to deliver the best results.
These results are essential to AARP Experience Corps. Our volunteer members tutor children who need basic literacy skills, they mentor students who count on them for guidance, they partner with classroom teachers to make schools better places to learn and they help create healthier communities. We want their investment to count as much as possible — and we expect them to succeed.
|Mission||Experience Corps engages highly trained adults 50-plus who help children attain literacy proficiency by the end of third grade so that children succeed and older adults thrive.|
National and Regional Awards. Awards reflect all Experience Corps official and are not limited to Chicago
2012 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence
2011 CNCS National Service Impact Award
2010 Excellence in Volunteer Management Award from the Volunteer Center of San Francisco/San Mateo County
Raul Castenada, California, Berkeley, School of Public Health 2010 Senior Leader Award
Generations United 2009 Brabazon Award for Evaluation Research
Fast Company Magazine 2007 and 2008 Social Capitalist Award
MetLife Foundation Award of Achievement, 2008
Partners for Livable Communities Bridge Builder Award, 2008
United Way Creating Change Award, 2008
Philadelphia City Council resolution for 10 years of excellence, 2008
National Council on Aging Program of Excellence, 2006
President's Service Award, 2006
National Association of Development Organizations Innovation Award, 2005
Maryland Governor's Service Award, 2004
U.S. Administration on Aging Program Champion, 2004
Cleveland Mayor's Senior Service Award, 2003
H. Barksdale Brown Volunteerism Award, Alliance for Children and Families, 2001
San Francisco Mayor's Certificate of Honor, 2001
The Award for Excellence in Program Innovation from the Archstone Foundation, 2000
American Public Health Association, 2000
New York Mayor's Award for Volunteer Service (1991 and 1997)