Are you ready to join a powerful national volunteer movement to create a better future for our children? Did you know that kids who do not read at grade level by third grade are four times more likely to drop out of high school? With your help we can turn the tide on literacy in Arizona!
Join the City of Phoenix, in partnership with Experience Matters and AARP Experience Corp Phoenix, to help kids in kindergarten through third grade become better readers.
In the 1960s and 1970s, baby boomers mobilized and responded to society's challenges. It's time for us to make a commitment again, to create a positive social change through our encore careers. Together we can make our community an even better place to raise a family, get an education, enjoy the environment, and age in healthy ways.
Nora Hannah; CEO, Experience Matters
Putting Skills & Passion to Work
"After a long and successful career in human resources and the military, I moved to Arizona to be with my grandchildren. Experience Matters put my skills to work at Circle the City, and it has been incredibly rewarding."
Glenn Hinton; Experience Matters Encore Fellow
Building a Stronger Community
"Like most small non-profit organizations, Mission of Mercy focuses our dollars on service delivery -- in our case, free healthcare for the uninsured. Experience Matters provided us with so much more than an Encore Fellow. They enlightened us to the value of engaging the boomer community and gave us the tools to jump-start our volunteer program."
Catherine Amiot; Mission of Mercy
Strong Partners Multiply Impact
"Piper Trust values the meaningful work of Experience Matters— a nationally known exemplar that embodies new thinking about baby boomers, life stages, and infinite possibilities for purposeful living. Through Experience Matters, skilled adults connect with nonprofits and apply their years of experience to solve some of our community’s most pressing social problems."
Carol Kratz; Former Program Director and Current Encore, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust