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In the News

2010

How to Choose the Best Volunteering Option
US News & World Report, Oct. 27, 2010

CEO Champions the Encore Career
SecondAct.com, Oct. 5, 2010

Geek Corps: Answering the call (and changing the name!)
SCI Social Capital Inc., Oct. 5, 2010

Tutors, children in need gain from experience
The Oregonian, Oct. 5, 2010

Not a Teacher? Not a Problem.
Time, Sept. 20, 2010

Examining the Effects of New York Experience Corps Program on Young Readers
Literacy Research and Instruction, Sept. 15, 2010

The Effect of the Experience Corps Program on Student Reading Outcomes
Education and Urban Society, Sept. 13, 2010

Senior-Student Mentoring Can Be Great Win-Win
U.S. News & World Report, July 6, 2010

Tutoring benefits seniors' health, students' skills
USA Today, April 4, 2010

Mentoring a priority for Cleveland Play House artistic director Michael Bloom: Sarah Crump's My Cleveland
The Cleveland Plain-Dealer, March 30, 2010

When Seniors Tutor Kids, They Sharpen Their Own Minds As Well; New research suggests it might delay signs of aging in the brain
US News & World Report, Feb. 19, 2010

Schooling the Aging Brain
The New York Times (The New Old Age Blog), Jan. 26, 2010
What if older people who volunteered to work in elementary schools, in a program that bolstered educational progress for children, could at the same time reduce their own risk of cognitive decline? Talk about a win-win.

Older folks share tales with young on King day High school students, 20-somethings listen to retirees
The Baltimore Sun, Jan. 19, 2010

People who need people are also the healthiest
SmartPlanet.com, Jan. 14, 2010
One thing I have learned this year is that helping other people helps you more.

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