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AARP Foundation Experience Corps is looking for adults 50 years and older interested in tutoring K-3 students who are struggling to read.

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AARP Foundation Experience Corps Chicago

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: 2013

Program Data (2014-2015 school year)
Students served: 554
Volunteer tutors: 91
Tutoring hours: 11,410
Schools/centers served: 10

Program Impact

In the 2014-2015 school year:

  • 98% of teachers reported that volunteer tutors had a moderate or strong influence on student reading and literacy performance
  • 84% of participating students showed overall reading and literacy level improvement from the beginning to the end of the school year
  • 94% of volunteer tutors reported that they were satisfied with the academic progress they made with students


Contact AARP Foundation Experience Corps: 312-660-8655 or ecchicago@aarp.org

Register for an Information Session to learn more about AARP Foundation Experience Corps for the school year 2016-2017.
 

When: Monday, December 5, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Where: Chicago Police Department 12th District
1412 S. Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
RSVP: Call 877-926-8300 and reference "AARP Foundation Experience Corps" – December 5 or register online

When: Wednesday, December 7, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Where: Little Village Public Library
2311 S. Kedzie Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
RSVP: Call 877-926-8300 and reference "AARP Foundation Experience Corps" – December 7 or register online

When: Wednesday, December 14, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Where: Lozano Public Library
1805 S. Loomis St, Chicago, IL 60608
RSVP: Call 877-926-8300 and reference "AARP Foundation Experience Corps" – December 14 or register online

When: Tuesday, January 10, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Where: Chicago Police Department 12th District
1412 S. Blue Island Ave, Chicago, IL 60608
RSVP: Call 877-926-8300 and reference "AARP Foundation Experience Corps" – January 10 or register online

When: Thursday, January 12, 1:00 P.M. to 2:00 P.M.
Where: Chicago Police Department 10th District
3315 W. Ogden Ave, Chicago, IL 60623
RSVP: Call 877-926-8300 and reference "AARP Foundation Experience Corps" – January 12 or register online