Academic Achievement Supports

AARP Experience Corp

AARP Foundation Experience Corps has nearly 2,000 highly-trained volunteers working in more than 20 cities and serves over 30,000 students every year in high-need elementary schools. Each Experience Corps site operates one of three tutoring models: one to one; small group; and literacy assistance (where volunteers tutor and help teachers with classroom-wide activities).

J.F. Kennedy CenterJ. F. Kennedy Center:  The DC Partnership Schools Initiative supports select public and charter schools in Washington, DC to enhance arts education. Schools engage in a strategic planning process to develop their individualized arts education goals and objectives, and participate in Kennedy Centers artists in schools programs, engage in professional learning for educators, and attend performances and events at the Kennedy Center. Select DC public and charter schools have partnered with the Kennedy Center in the 2018-2019 school year.

Live It Learn ItLive It Learn It offers a robust menu of 30 academic programs at two dozen of the most interesting and important sites in nation’s capital.

We work closely with educators at our partner sites to develop rigorous and engaging activities that are interdisciplinary, age-appropriate, and aligned to Common Core standards. We also provide all instruction, curricular materials, and transportation for each program.

Each participating class of 3rd, 4th, and 5th graders get to choose two programs to experience during the academic year. Our units consist of three sessions taught by Live It Learn It educators – a pre-trip classroom lesson, an intensive trip, and a post-trip classroom reflection.


W.B. Patterson Interventionists provide 1-on-1 and small group tutoring of students on various reading and mathematics skills.

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