ECBA Earns Excellence in Nonprofit Volunteer Management Award

Experience Corps Bay Area Earns Excellence in Nonprofit Volunteer Management Award

April 30, 2010

Experience Corps Bay Area (ECBA) received top honors for Excellence in Nonprofit Volunteer Management from the Volunteer Center Serving San Francisco and San Mateo Counties.  The award recognizes nonprofit organizations that are effectively engaging volunteers in service to the Bay Area community.  A literacy intervention program designed to leverage the time, talent and experience of older adults 50+ (Boomers) as mentors for underserved students in urban  elementary schools, ECBA matches more than 240 volunteers in 23 Bay Area schools.  ECBA recruits, screens, trains, places and supports volunteers to work 1:1 or in small groups doing targeted tutoring and enrichment activities for children needing individualized support.  “This program is really outstanding,” exclaimed Principal, Wendi Caporicci, from Emerson Elementary School in Oakland.  “I can’t imagine our school without Experience Corps.”

 
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