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Today, more than 10 million people over 50 are living in poverty in the U.S. All told, more than 37 million are either already in poverty or just one life event away from slipping into it. You can help.

Washington, D.C. - (8/2015) AARP Foundation today announced that it will receive $3 million in investments from the Corporation for National and Community Service’s (CNCS) Social Innovation Fund (SIF) to help grow Experience Corps, the evidence-based, award-winning AARP Foundation literacy tutoring program that helps students in K-3 learn to read. The federal grant will be used to improve reading skills of children, enrich the lives of volunteer tutors, and strengthen schools in local communities. Read

Las Vegas, NV - (1/2015) In a collaboration that brings together three organizations dedicated to assisting older individuals – Caesars Foundation, AARP Foundation and Meals On Wheels Association of America – a tablet-based Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) application assistance program pilot will begin this month with two local Meals on Wheels programs in Hammond, Ind. and Baltimore, Md. The pilot will expand further to include two additional locations in the following months. Read


Featured Programs & Services

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AARP Foundation SCSEP

55 or older, unemployed and looking for work? The Senior Community Service Employment Program (SCSEP) can help you get on-the-job training.

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Work for Yourself at 50+

AARP Foundation's Work for Yourself @50+ provides free tools and resources to help you become self-employed and improve your financial situation.

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We are partnering with workforce services providers to strengthen the bridge between 50+ job candidates and respected employers.

AARP Experience Corps: Blue Hill Boys and Girls Club

AARP Foundation Experience Corps

Experience Corps is a literacy program that utilizes highly trained volunteers age 50 and over to help struggling students become great readers.

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Eighty-one cents of every dollar we spend goes toward programs and services that help low-income older adults. We have met every one of the Better Business Bureau’s 20 Standards for Charity Accountability.