RSVP of Montgomery County PA, Inc.
RSVP of Montgomery County is a 501c3 agency operating under the legal name Retired Senior Volunteer Program of Montgomery County PA since 1973. An estimated 824 unduplicated RSVP volunteers will serve in Montgomery County, PA enhancing the capacity and service delivery in 200 placement sites. RSVP volunteers assist vulnerable populations including disadvantaged preschool children, at-risk youth, the elderly, those with low literacy skills, the unemployed, veterans and struggling nonprofit organizations. Volunteers tutor K-12 students at local schools, adults with ESL/GED at literacy sites, read to children in Head Start classrooms, provide companionship to the elderly, counsel seniors with Medicare questions, help unemployed veterans with resume writing and mock interviews, staff crisis hot lines, food banks and much more... The primary focus area of this project is education. At the end of the three-year grant, 1050 students participating in mentoring or tutoring programs with RSVP volunteers will demonstrate improved academic engagement. The CNCS federal investment of $130,139 will be supplemented by $270,592 of matching funds.