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AARP Foundation Experience Corps Baltimore

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Experience Corps Baltimore is a proud AmeriCorps program.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps is an intergenerational volunteer-based tutoring program that is proven to help children who aren’t reading at grade level become great readers by the end of third grade. We inspire and empower adults 50 and older to serve in their community and disrupt the cycle of poverty by making a lasting difference in the lives of America’s most vulnerable children.

The Experience Corps model is a proven intervention with measurable benefits for students, as well as positive mental and physical health benefits for volunteers who participate. By helping young students become better readers, Experience Corps seeks to ensure a lasting legacy of strong futures, supported schools and empowered volunteers.

Program Launch: 1998

Program Data (2014-2015 school year)

  • Students served: 7,689
  • Volunteer members: 313
  • Hours logged: 121,897
  • Schools and centers served: 34

Program Impact

In the 2014-2015 school year:

  • 84 percent of teachers reported that AARP Foundation Experience Corps volunteer tutors had a moderate or strong influence on student reading and literacy performance

  • 98 percent of volunteer tutors reported that they were satisfied with the academic progress they made with students

Contact

Branch Director
Bill Romani
443-278-9400
wromani@aarp.org

Recruitment
Tiffany Sanford
443-278-9400
joinecbaltimore@aarp.org

Featured Quote

“Ms. Ellison has the ability to work with students of various backgrounds and abilities in a calm and caring demeanor. She arrives to school ready to work every day and greet everyone with a smile. Ms. Ellison has been a never ending support to our school. She has really made a difference in the lives of many students.”

Carliss Maddox, Teacher, Charles Carroll Barrister Elementary School