On June 22-24, 2022 our annual National Meeting welcomed more than 275 members of our network to three days of panels, workshops, and discussions exploring our program’s three primary focus areas: community and equity, education and literacy, and volunteerism and social connections. Keynote speakers and national partners addressed the year’s challenges and accomplishments, and subject matter experts advised our network on topics ranging from technology to volunteer recruitment.
In addition to exploring urgent topics and recent field research, our National Meeting also featured more than 20 professional development workshops for our staff and volunteers, programming that scored an average 95% overall satisfaction rating from the attendees.
If you were a participant or presenter at this year’s sessions, we sincerely thank you for your contributions. And we look forward to seeing new partners and participants at next year’s National Meeting!
Day 1 of the National Meeting featured thought leadership panels with our program partners at the national and local level.
AARP Foundation Interim President Emily Allen and AmeriCorps CEO Michael D. Smith discussed shared service priorities and a vision for future collaborations to increase equity and connection in communities across the nation.
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AARP Massachusetts State President Sandra Harris, Executive Director of Foundation for Social Connection Edward Garcia, and AARP Vice President of Volunteer Engagement Michele Becote-Jackson elaborated on the pivotal role social connection and volunteerism play in mitigating the negative effects of loneness and isolation, particularly in a pandemic environment.
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Deputy Assistant Secretary of Education Ruth Ryder and Senior Vice President of Litigation at AARP Foundation William Alvarado Rivera highlighted recent funding interventions to support literacy education and improve social-emotional well-being for the nation’s students.
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