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AARP Foundation Leadership Profile

Vivian Vasallo

Senior Director, Community Innovation

Vivian Vasallo leads the AARP Foundation’s Office of Community Innovation where she is responsible for the Foundation’s national place-based strategy and for developing innovative, asset-building initiatives.  Prior to joining the AARP Foundation, she served as Vice President, Strategic Markets at First American, a Fortune 500® company, spearheading business development and strategic direction within new customer segments. 

Vivian has over 15 years experience in the non-profit, public and private sectors, with expertise in business administration, housing finance and community development issues.  Her background includes experience at international, national and local levels.  Vivian began her career at National Council of La Raza and has also held various positions at the Mortgage Bankers Association, US Department of Commerce International Trade Administration and the Fannie Mae Foundation.

As a native Washingtonian, she is committed to improving the quality of life and creating positive social change in her community.  She co-founded the Washington, DC chapter of Hispanics in Philanthropy (HIP) and sits on HIP’s national Aging Program Advisory Council. Vivian is a member of Leadership Greater Washington, and serves as a Board member of the Consumer Federation of America and the Latino Economic Development Corporation.  She is also the recipient of the Embassy of Spain’s Young Hispanic Leader Award and the Hispanic Association of Corporate Responsibility Young Hispanic Corporate Achiever Award.

Vivian received a BA in International Relations from American University and a MA in International Business and Latin American Studies from the University of Miami. She resides in Washington, DC and is fluent in Spanish.

Our Story

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AARP Foundation wants to win back opportunity for those now in crisis. Watch

Age Strong: An Impact Investment

Age Strong is an innovative social investment initiative to invest in critical services and programs for struggling adults 50-plus. Learn more

Programs & Services

AARP Foundation SCSEP

The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) is the nation's oldest program to help low-income, unemployed individuals aged 55+ find work. Go

AARP Tax Aide

AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

This program offers free assistance with tax-return preparation. Go

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Housing Solutions Center

This program offers free HUD-certified counseling and assistance to 50+ homeowners who are at risk of foreclosure. Go

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We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers. Go

AARP Experience Corps: Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps is a literacy program that utilizes highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to help struggling students become great readers. Go