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AARP Foundation Experience Corps Bay Area

Berkeley | Daly City | Oakland | Redwood City | San Francisco | South San Francisco

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Experience Corps Bay Area is a proud AmeriCorps program.

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:

Program Launch: 2005 (Oakland)
Program Launch: 2013 (Berkeley)

Program Impact (2016-2017 school year)

  • Students served: 3,534
  • Volunteers: 204
  • Hours of tutoring: 16,713
  • Classrooms served: 231
  • 92 percent of students who were below grade level at the beginning of the year improved their reading and literacy performance by half a grade level or more
  • 95 percent of volunteer tutors reported that they were satisfied with the academic progress they made with students


Contact

AARP Experience Corps Bay Area
Program Manager 
Paul Chilvers
415-745-5670
Pchilvers@aspiranet.org


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

Experience Corps Bay Area is a proud sub-grantee of the SIF program under a grant provided from the Corporation for National and Community Service to AARP Foundation.

Volunteer

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

Is Experience Corps in my city?

AARP Foundation Experience Corps has more than 2,300 highly-trained volunteers working in 22 cities and serves over 9,600 students every year in high-need elementary schools.

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Donate

Donate to AARP Foundation Experience Corps. Your generous support will bring experience to life.