Senior Corps taps the skills, talents, and experience of more than 330,000 Americans age 55 and over to meet a wide range of community challenges through three programs — RSVP, the Foster Grandparent Program, and the Senior Companion Program.
Everyday across America, citizens are finding solutions to local problems through national and community service. From increasing high school graduation rates and rebuilding communities struck by natural disasters to mentoring at-risk youth and helping veterans adjust to civilian life, these everyday heroes are strengthening their communities as they transform their own lives.
At a time when America is challenged to improve education and ensure our national growth and prosperity, the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS) is leading a citizen-driven effort to provide students across the country with the skills and experiences they need to succeed in the 21st century.
A growing body of research shows an association between volunteering and mental and physical health benefits. In particular, older volunteers report lower mortality rates, lower rates of depression, fewer physical limitations, and higher levels of well-being.
The President and First Lady launched United We Serve in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service. United We Serve is a nationwide initiative, beginning this summer, to create a sustained, collaborative, and focused effort to meet community needs and make service a way of life for all Americans. The online home of United We Serve is Serve.gov. Fact Sheets and Issue Briefs