AARP Experience Corps Bay Area received the Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence in 2012, gaining national recognition for the support of our volunteer members and the positive impact on the children that engenders. In 2013, ECBA was named Organizational Partner of the Year by the Oakland Unified School District. In 2014, ECBA volunteers in the East Bay were presented with a Certificate of Special Congressional Recognition for their work providing mentorship and tutoring. With further expansion in Berkeley and in Oakland, ECBA will be providing literacy intervention to children in 11 Alameda County schools in 2014-15.
*Aspiranet is a statewide organization taking collective action to support communities and families as they love and care for children. This vision is realized through over 35 programs and almost 40 years of experience and services in six areas of expertise — family services, adoption, foster care, education, after-school programs and community collaboration.
Program Launch: 2005 (Oakland)
Program Launch: 2013 (Berkeley)
Program Details (2013-14 school year)
Students served: 1,720
Volunteer members: 79
Hours logged: 13,271
Schools served: 9
In the 2013-14 school year:
- 95 percent of teachers rated AARP Experience Corps volunteer members in the one-to-one program as being good or excellent in their overall quality of assistance.
- 29 percent of students whose overall reading skills were rated as being below grade level at the beginning of the year were reading at grade level by the end of the year after working with an ECBA tutor.
- 96 percent of volunteer members were highly satisfied with the Experience Corps program overall.
Director, AARP Experience Corps Bay Area
415-759-3690, ext. 7305
Director of School Relations
415-759-3690, ext. 7315
AARP Experience Corps received the 2012 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence for its efforts to bring about positive, lasting changes in local communities.