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Experience Corps

The Extra Holiday We Need To Insert Into November

Jo Ann Jenkins | Posted 11.06.2014 | Fifty
Jo Ann Jenkins

Do something for and with a senior in your family, community. We are a nation of givers -- generously giving time, energy and resources to benefit individuals less fortunate. It's a great American tradition to take time to reflect on and give thanks for the blessings of health, freedom, personal and financial security, family and friends.

Measuring the Later Years in Life Differently - for the Benefit of All

Linda P. Fried | Posted 11.18.2014 | Fifty
Linda P. Fried

The cover story in the Summer issue of The American Scholar contains landmark analysis by Lincoln Caplan, visiting lecturer at Yale Law School and sen...

Tackling Challenges of Education and Health Together

Linda P. Fried | Posted 09.20.2014 | Education
Linda P. Fried

In the United States, we all too often tackle challenges in distinct fields separately, but America is experiencing challenges in education and health that could be tackled together in ways that are mutually beneficial and cost-effective.

The Third Demographic Dividend and the Global Challenge of Longer Lives

Linda P. Fried | Posted 08.24.2014 | Impact
Linda P. Fried

Are there stages when certain social institutions or other policies need to be implemented in order to optimize the benefits of an aging population for all ages?

Why Volunteer With Children? Here's Why

Shar McBee | Posted 05.26.2013 | Impact
Shar McBee

When you volunteer with children, you never know what to expect. Lester Strong, CEO of Experience Corps, is a shining example.

Poverty and Student Success

AnnMaura Connolly | Posted 04.28.2013 | Impact
AnnMaura Connolly

To move towards high impact, cost-effective student support strategies, we need to adopt evidence-based, targeted student supports and deploy nonprofit organizations to leverage community volunteers and national service to address this challenge.

Why Conservatives Should Love AmeriCorps, Not Kill It

Shirley Sagawa | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Shirley Sagawa

Despite the bipartisan majorities that created AmeriCorps in 1993, conservatives still can't get past the program's association with Bill Clinton.