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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 Marin

AARP Foundation Experience Corps Marin places, trains and provides on-going support to adults 50 and older as tutors to elementary school age children in Marin County who are not proficient in reading and writing. Tutors work one-on-one or in small groups in kindergarten through third-grade classrooms. The relationships that volunteer members build with students motivate children to excel and contribute to their academic success.

AARP Foundation Experience Corps Marin is hosted by Northern California Presbyterian Homes & Services Inc. (NCPHS), a not-for-profit corporation committed to serving older adults and promoting their quality of life. NCPHS operates seven housing communities and five community service programs, including AARP Foundation Experience Corps Marin.

Program Launch: 2007

Program Data (2013-2014 school year)

  • Students served: 1,854
  • Volunteer members: 106
  • Volunteer hours logged last school year: 10,848
  • Schools served: 8

Program Impact

In the 2013-2014 school year:

  • 96 percent of teachers reported Experience Corps Marin tutors have a strong or moderate impact on moving students toward reading at grade level
  • 97 percent of teachers reported a strong or moderate impact of the Experience Corps Marin tutors on students' academic engagement, including classroom participation and concentration
  • 97 percent of volunteers reported that they had an increased sense of purpose in life and that they made a difference in their community as a result of tutoring with Experience Corps Marin


Program Director
Judy Kramer
Experience Corps Marin


AARP Experience Corps received the 2012 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence for its efforts to bring about positive, lasting changes in local communities.

Featured Quote

The wealth of experience, knowledge and enthusiasm that our Experience Corps volunteers have brought to our school is simply amazing. Not only do they help our students academically, they genuinely care about each child. The students know that they have someone on their side, which will help them navigate their learning. We are very lucky to have them at Coleman Elementary School and look forward to a future working together for the benefit of our students.

—Renee Stender, teacher