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Generations INCORPORATED

2012 Annual Report

uniting older adults and youth in partnership to strengthen individuals and communities


Table of Contents

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a message from samantha levine & mary gunn 2012 honors & highlights

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programs, impact, & locations

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active aging Program

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financials

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full-time volunteers, staff, & board members

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aarp experience corps volunteer members

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sponsors & supporters


Dear Friends, As we close Fiscal Year 2012, I would like to thank the hundreds of people who make our work possible. That includes you and so many others who believe in our mission. Our intergenerational work continues and thrives, helping thousands of children learn to read better and more fluently and at the same time providing meaningful service for older adults who are helping those children succeed. It has been a great year with lots of changes. Our national partner, Experience Corps, merged with AARP nearly a year ago. The program is now called AARP Experience Corps and truly leverages AARP’s capacity to engage older adults in service. As an affiliate, our program here in Greater Boston remains one of the largest and most effective in the nation. I have been proud to share the leadership of Generations Incorporated the past three years with President Samantha Levine, who has brought incredible leadership and strategic thinking to our organization. Sam is stepping down as President, and will thankfully remain on the board. Coming on as President will be Carol Kamin. Carol is the former President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, helping influence policies and decisions affecting children in Arizona. She has been a consistent and passionate voice for children for over 30 years and brought that passion to Generations Incorporated as a volunteer, and eventually a board member. I look forward to working very closely with Carol as we begin implementation of our new strategic plan. For much of the year we have been involved in a rigorous business planning process, sponsored by the Barr Foundation and led by the Bridgespan Group. Over the next three years, we will refine our programs, build stronger infrastructure and service delivery systems, and develop new evaluation tools. I look forward to sharing this plan with you in the coming months. We have also made big investments in technology and training. Our data collection and analysis systems have been dramatically improved. We purchased laptop computers for all 17 of our program locations so that data can easily be collected. And when we track data, it goes straight into our new Salesforce database, which is cloud based and allows us to manage and track workflow, donations, and communications all in real-time. This has resulted in better program management and faster reporting. Sadly, we lost one of our biggest champions & supporters, Lorraine Tegan who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. For over seven years, Lorraine served on our Board of Directors and as a volunteer in our programs. In the pages that follow, you will read about our highly successful program. We are proud of these accomplishments, and continually grateful for the support of so many of you who make our work possible. It is because of you -- our generous donors, volunteer members and friends— that we have improved the literacy ability of so many of Greater Boston’s children and the life experiences of older adults. It is also on behalf of these children and the older adults that I thank you. Gratefully,

Mary Gunn Executive Director

2012 Honors & Highlights hosted our fourth annual Between the Lines event, honoring Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston on April 25, 2012 Served more students than any previous year (3,200) Engaged in a strategic business plan with bridgespan Celebrated 10 year anniversary of Executive Director Mary Gunn Hired an Active Aging Coordinator to lead our Active Aging Initiative which had 49% participation by volunteers and offered 149 activities 3


engaging older adults in effective programs that inspire students and dramatically increase their literacy skills Literacy Support Interventions

CLASSROOM LITERACY PROGRAM: brings highly trained AARP Experience Corps volunteer members into kindergarten through third grade classrooms to work with children to improve literacy skills. This not only provides an extra learning opportunity for children, but also provides a smaller adult:child ratio inside the classroom. 85% of teachers said our volunteer members made a strong impact on improving students’ motivation to learn 87% of teachers stated that the presence of a volunteer member in the classroom gave them extra time to assist students struggling academically READING COACHES PROGRAM: A structured one-on-one literacy program for first through third grade students that pairs trained AARP Experience Corps volunteer members with children who are struggling to read. The program has a focus on reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary building. It builds on important reading skills while also creating a love of reading and strong intergenerational relationships. On average, participating students showed a 74% * improvement in key literacy skills Those who reached the benchmark of 35 sessions or more on average saw a 90% improvement in key literacy skills.

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*Based on pre- and post- Basic Reading Inverntory results.


17 program locations throughout greater boston boston revere after school public schools public schools p ro g r a m s

thomas j. kenny elementary school a.c. whelan elementary school paul a. dever elementary school garfield elementary school john p. holland elementary school william mckinley elementary school william blackstone elementary school samuel adams elementary school martin luther king jr.k-8 school hugh roe o’donnell elementary school orchard gardens k-8 school william monroe trotter elementary school

blue hill boys & girls club, dorchester jordan boys & girls club, chelsea south boston boys & girls club st. stephen’s youth program, south end yawkey boys & girls club, roxbury

Active Aging Program

Active Aging is program that engages our volunteers in meaningful activities (beyond tutoring) that enhance their physical, mental and social well-being and connects them to community. The programs are offered at no cost to the volunteer. It is our “thank you” to volunteers for giving themselves and their time to making a difference in a child’s life. The aim of the Active Aging Program is to support the whole volunteer, to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and to motivate volunteers to continue to serve. We offer 149 activities such the ones described below

CORE ACTIVITIES

EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH PROGRAMS

year round continuous activities that provide opportunities for our volunteers to regularly come together with other volunteers.

Coffee Club Movie Club Walking Club

Book Club Crafternoon

Matter of Balance:

Healthy Eating:

A Falls’ Prevention Program

Nutritional Strategies to improve heart & bone strength

SKILLSHARE

WORKSHOP SERIES

this encompasses classes that are offered multiple times including the new popular monthly speaker series which connects volunteers to community resources, provides opportunities to learn new skills, and have fun.

Speaker Series Mosaic Crafts

classes offered by certified staff that encourage and help maintain healthy behaviors and reduce health risks.

Kinect PlayFit Computer Classes

our newest group of activities based on sharing the passions and talents of volunteers including aarp experience corps members, americorps state members, and staff. Japanese Flower Arranging

American Sign Language

Memoir Writing 5


Financials 2011

Income

2012

Government Foundations/Corporate Giving Events Individuals Earned Income In-Kind Contributions Miscellaneous Total

$990,382 $273,300 $97,342 $67,319 $240,190 $664,580 $3,978 $2,341,090

(unaudited) $1,084,396 $413,000 $75,826 $61,409 $276,000 $800,000 $1,928 $2,712,559

Staff Salaries Volunteer Service Stipends Consultants Benefits & Taxes Program Supplies Facilities Office Administration In-Kind Other Total

$519,856 $967,230 $3,476 $156,010 $57,428 $136,971 $41,734 $429,334 $32,665 $2,344,704

$539,425 $850,855 $58,316 $163,902 $69,463 $159,422 $40,530 $800,000 $14,998 $2,696,911

Increase in Net Assets

$17,912

$15,648

Total Net Assets

$211,467

$223,727

Expenditure

Expenditure By Category (2012)

75% Experience Corps Program 11% *VISTA Program1 6% Administration 8% Fundraising

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$2,022,683 $296,660 $161,815 $215,753

americorps *vistas administered by generations incorporated serving at external nonprofit organizations

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Full-time Volunteers, Staff & Board of Directors AmeriCorps *VISTAs

AmeriCorps State Members Christopher Ash Andriana Bicanin Jennifer Bourgoin Kate Brodoff Therese Enders Caitlin Jurman Megan Kalafsky Iris Kang Dan LaFontaine Kari Lindegren Karen Lowe Dana Moyer Mike O’Brien Carol Pustell Darby Sanders

Brigid Goggin Michael Hart Alana Hill Daniel McGinnis Lilly Page Sydney Perkins Zachery Tapp Caroline Trowbridge

Board of Directors Arnaa Alcon, Ph.D Bridgewater State University

Michel Idiokitas Volunteer Member

Peter Muyanda-Mutebi Volunteer Member

Libby Blank Volunteer Member

Robert Johnson, Ph.D Consumer Manufacturing Group

Harvey Salgo La Carpa Associates

Carol Kamin, Ph.D Carol Kamin Consulting

Lorraine Tegan

Samantha Levine, Board President, The Bridgespan Group

Robert Usen Retired

John A. McCullough, Board Treasurer HSBC

Bill Wolff, Board Clerk WAW Marketing, Inc.

Karen V. Morton Liberty Mutual

Kathleen Flynn Woodland School and Main Institute

Elizabeth Blodgett Smith Penguin Hall Susan Evensen Tena, MSW, LSW Don Goldberg GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies Molly Hurt Morris Ntl. Resource Center for ParticipantDirected Services, Boston College

Communication Technology Services, LLC

Staff Ginny Bridgeman, CLUSTER SUPERVISOR Tara Finnegan, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Tom Galvin, CLUSTER SUPERVISOR Helen Garrettson, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS Mary Gunn, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Marcus Johnson, VOL. MGMT. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Katie Klister, DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT Judy Krenzel, CLUSTER SUPERVISOR Aliza Krevolin, ACTIVE AGING INITIATIVE PROJECT COORDINATOR Board Members Peter Muyanda-Mutebi (l) & Michel Idiokitas (R) with Board President Samantha Levine at Between the Lines

Kendra Mrozek, MGR. OF VOLUNTEER TRAINING & MEMBER DEV. CT Ransdell, SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR Tory Soutiere, BUSINESS & COMPLIANCE MANAGER

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AARP Experience Corps Volunteer Members Tony Correia Amelia Zeoli Deborah McLean Tom Burns Antonia Lazott Carlos Ortiz Elaine Cox Rose Robinson Naimah Allateef Elaine White Josephine Bruzzese Lorraine Consalvi Sharon Guadagno Pearl McMillan Thelma Peele Nathalie Sandiford Diana Ambrose Doris AnaLee Bock Barbara Davis Laura Kelley Cynthia Reid Dave Ulliani Akemi Minami Michelle Cherry Florence Slepian Margaret Hines Herbert Hershfang Martha Kleinman William Wolff Sheldon Appel Libby Blank Joan Laws Patricia Patricelli Lynne Menichetti Nancy Pierce Michelle Roman Linda Hickman Kay Herbst Lynn McCaffrey Melissa Mueller Thais Raines Edna Little Etta Taylor Mildred Lyons Theolinda Battle Jennifer Cheong-How Iva Cooley Leola Green Carolyn Jenkins Pearl Jones Grace Locker Leola Rolle Felice Teixeira Barbara Tull Grace McKinnon Valerie Armstrong Leonard Clifford Maureen Cawley Wanda Faye Smitherman Edna Kimball Eleanor Boudreau Stephanie Moore Lisa Hall Delores Johnson

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Rosemary Walton Christian Lizarbe Wayne Franklin Terry Olson Elizabeth Reed Josephine Watson Joanne Cerullo Valerie Harms Deborah Gilgunn Dennis Conroy Theresa Arthur Mary Jo Belmonte Virginia Hanlon Barbara Hines Donna Ibrahim Phyllis Lennon Rose Mozzetta Cynthia Murray Marietta Lipani Darlene Ferguson Joanne Trovato Richard Noonan Doreen O’Leary Connie Cassandri Patricia Nadeau Mary Beth Butler Ann Carver Judy Mozzetta Kathleen Deloreto Gloria Blakeley Rosa Poincy Mary Brewster Margarita Poles Barbara Whitley Pamela Armstrong Nellene Chisholm Fay Barnes Kimbaley Johnson Dollene Thompson Eva Thompson Eldridge Howell Sally Locke Carol Robinson Donna West Helen Montgomery Sharon Smith Yvonne Franck Catherine Lydon Marilyn Miles Claire Monahan James Monahan Carolyn O’Connor Harriet West Jan Wiley-Egdall Phyllis Carlson Sandra Cramer Carol Martin Karen Jones Gaynelle McGee Lisa Lawyer Leslie Murphy Cynthia Clifton Rahiel Bernard Virginia Comma

Ida Goodman Marcia Ridley Dorothy Seaborne Karen Stamatakos Rose King Lucille Lewis Alberta Motley Peg Buckman Sheila Buckman Marie Hennessey Phyllis Prizio Patricia Pasquariello Jeannie Calello Mary Perry Charlotte Carroll Fern Price Beverly Rogers Maryann Venuto Judy Yantosca Marcia Finkelstein Sandra Grimaldi Mary Fronduto Denise McHugh Sharlene Hicks Thomas Vance Rosemarie Zichella Adrienne Armstrong Gwendolyn Brown Charlotte Rose Candelaria Silva-Collins Inga Soerheide Donna Pascascio Theresa Grant Helen McPhail Mary Brown Elaine McTaggart Linda Chiaramonte Janice Julian Barbara Knight Gail Kelly Barbara Howard Cheri Geckler Elizabeth Morgan Nancy Esposito Eva Postell Karen Pugh Robert Sales Judith Johnson H. Scott Close Betty Lewis Diane Gipson Leslie Schwartz Susan Faaland Selma Johnson Peter Muyanda-Mutebi Cornelia Rea Fred Smith Julie Smith Martha Smith Robert Street Margaret Arneaud Agnes Coates Barbara Gaffney Robert Hopkins

Donald Goldberg Carol Stamper Barbara Wilson Jocelyn Heisser Frederick Johnson Barbara Lewis Virginia Davis Rosemarie DeRosa Ada Yarbrough Margaret Jackson Richadena Henderson Patricia Larts Fannie Hardmon Lisa Haskins Diane Sutera Joanne Brine Caroline Donnelly Larry Levy Doris Burns Margaret Rubano Sandra Bonsall Kathleen Levy Barbara Moschella Deborah Vetter Rose Napolitano Jean Crisafi Rosemarie Hudson Dorothy D’Italia Sharon Danaher Doreen DeAngelo Kathy Milligan Mary Ann Picardi Frank Rosa Ruth Villard Frankie Robinson Caren Seymore Lenora Holley Marie Lester Lenora Clark Barbara Gibbons Joana Johnson-Smith Esther Williams Ellen Jordan Claudette Norville Dawn Waters Michel Idiokitas Nia Alimayu

Site Team Leaders Rose Robinson William Wolff Etta Taylor Elizabeth Reed Richard Noonan Harriet West Virginia Comma Mary Perry Charlotte Rose Gail Kelly Richadena Henderson Kathy Milligan Ruth Villard


Sponsors & Supporters Institutions

AARP AARP Experience Corps Natl. Advent Software, Inc. Allied Financial American Tower Grant Anonymous x 2 Bain Capital Children’s Charity, Ltd. Bank of New York Mellon Boston Bruins Foundation Bushrod H. Campbell & Adah F. Hall Charity Fund Career/Life Transitions CDBG Citizens Bank Foundation Clipper Ship Foundation Clowes Fund, Inc. Communication Technology Services, LLC Department of Education Frank Reed & Margaret Jane Peters Memorial Fund I Frederick E. Weber Charities Corporation GoodSearch Hemenway & Barnes Klarman Family Foundation Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Foundation Liberty Mutual Foundation Ludcke Foundation Lumpkin Family Foundation Mass Service Alliance Meridian Charitable Foundation MMP Red Sox Mentoring Challenge Nutter, Mclennon & Fish Paul and Edith Babson Foundation People Making a Difference Plymouth Rock Foundation Roberto Israel & Weiner Sappi Fine Paper Sovereign Bank Foundation Stash’s Grill TJX Companies Inc. Walsh, Jastrem & Browne

Individuals David & Marilyn Weil-Abelman Richard Ahl & Samantha Rothberg

Kirkland & Jackie Ahrens Sandra Albright

Arnaa Alcon Erin Alexander Gina Alfonseca Thomas Ambrosino Paul Amendola Heather Amsden Sheldon Appel Timothy Appel Farsh Askari Rev. Lael Atkinson Mary & Thomas Austin Kate Avery George Bailey Wendy Bailey Deb Banda Sam Banks Lynn Barenberg Jim & Terri Barhite Olivia Benware Barnett & Marilyn Berliner Nancy Berliner Susan Berliner Laura Bernard Del Bharath Julie Binkewicz Sarah Binning Ian Birch Steve Blais Ben Blank Libby Blank Allie Blodgett Elizabeth Blodgett Smith & Tim Smith

Holly Bloomfield Judith Blum Dan Bonomo Julie & Bruce Borcher Susanne Bowers Ashley Boyd Kyle Bradbury Betsy Brady Carol Brown Judith Brown Virginia Brown David Bryant & Ellen FelsBerkman Elizabeth Buckley Erin Buckley Steve Burgay Jessica Butler Mary-Jo Callaghan Alberto & Bertha Calvo Megan Carlton David Carroll Bithiah Carter Constance Cassandri Lisa Chanoff

Victoria Chao Linda Chiaramonte Mary Chisholm Barbara Clain Sarah Coffin Lee & Frederica Congleton Claire Copeland Joseph Coronado Barry Coscia Felicia Cote Sabrina Cote Kerri Coughlin George & Elaine Cox Eva Crawford Jean Crisafi Victoria & David Croll David & Mary Crowley Damien & Kara Cushman J. H. Daingerfield Perry Amy & Jock Danforth Joy & Victor Darish Jonathan Davis Lynn & Bruce Dayton Ben Dearnley Mary Degarmo Rafael Del-Razo Susan DePippo Thomas & Mary DeSimone Anna deSocio Maria Di Stefano Chuck Diamond Dino & Annalisa DiPalma Wally & Patty DiReeno Dorothy D’Italia Erin Donohue Timothy Donovan Colleen Downie George & Helen Downie Deborah Draper Lindsay Durst Molly Dutter Susan Eaccarino Diane & John Eckstein Chris & Amelia Edelman Ryan Egan Christine Ellersick Therese Enders Gloria Espiritu Kathryn Espiritu Leni Espiritu Justin Esquivel Theresa Evangelista Joe Evans Laura Evans Susan Evensen Tena Marcy Fagan Betsy Fear

Jeffrey & Lauren Feingold Paul & Nancy Fergus Michael Ferrante Karen Fiasconaro Stephen Fiasconaro Sharlene & Richard Finkel Doreen & Peter Finnegan Tara & Corey Finnegan Martin & Mary-Jane Flaxman Richard & Patrica Fleming Elizabeth Flemings & Jim Harris Julian Flores Jamie Flynn Nora Flynn Sue & Paul Flynn Kathy & John Flynn-Woodland Gem Forde Bruce Fried & Nancy Durham Barbara Friedman Irene Frye Andrew Gagne Kerry Gainer Tom & Jeannette Galvin Chris Garcia Trinidad Garcia Rebecca Garland Helen Garretson Melissa Gartenberg-Livney Jennifer & Shane Gilliatt Caroline Gilmore Brigid Goggin Judy & Emmett Goggin Don & Maxine Goldberg Richard & Sally Goldberg Patty & Mark Grady Maura Greehan Carol & David Greenfield Amy Griffin Charles Griffis Anne & Steven Groves Denise & Jeff Gunn Ellen Gunn Mary Gunn Angela Gutchess Laura Hahn Stephanie Haley Bonnie Hallisey Thomas & Jane Hamel Russel Hamilton Diana Hammer Constance Hammond MK Han Zachariah Hansen Christina Hart Jennifer Hart Mike Hart

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Trish Hart Victoria Hatch Donovan Hatem Adam Hawk Dorothy & Michael Hayes Jack & Marybeth Hayes John Hayes Sebastian Hayes Barbara Hicks Janelle Hieronymus Alana Hill Marek Hlasko Meg Hobbs Brent & Laura Toni Holsinger Chrissy & Steve Holt Mitchell Holt Stephen & Lynn Holt Lauren Hom Jason Horowitz Steven Houde Jean Howe Constance Howes Lauren & Eric Hromada Rosemarie Hudson Brooke Hughes Eleanor Hungerford Jenna Hunter Molly Hurt-Morris Michelle Hynes & Patrick Lemmon Mark Iafrati & Jane Freedman Michel Idiokitas Penelope Jacks Margaret Jackson Gordon Jacobs Jeremy Jo Gabrielle Joffe Robert & Ilona Johnson Adam & Ashley Jonas Linday Jones Elizabeth Jose Caitlin Jurman Jane Kadlubkiewicz Carol & Alan Kamin Daniel Kamin & Scott Rankin David Kamin & Heather Weyrick Esther Kaplan Sharon Karalis Patrice Keegan Diane & George Kelley Katie Kelley Dana Kendall Douglas Kerr Leanne Kessel-Smith Asif Khaja Paul & Linda Kiebish Elana Kieffer Larkin Kimmerer Madeleine Kiuttu

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Laura Klein & John Brannigan Katie Klister Marjorie & Daniel Kobrin Marina Korobka Laura Kraft Judy Krenzel & Howard Wernick Aliza Krevolin Joy Laine Rosemary Laine Gerald Lake Bryan Lamoreau James & Nancy Lane Matt Lasek Cynthia & John Lasker Jr. Christopher Lee Charles & Elizabeth Levin Jason Levine Samantha Levine & Neil Segall David Levy Margaret Licht Rick Licht Rob Licht Amy Lim-Byblin Charles Lisle Sally Locke Erin Logan Vanessa Logan Ashley & Adam Lorenz Jeffrey Lupien Dana Lyford Dana Lyford Brian & Patricia Lynch Jeffrey & Gerry Lynch Erica Mace Michael Mancuso Amy Markowski Rachel Marshall Jamie Martinelli Melissa Martinelli Thomas & Polly Martinson Kevin Martyn James Matthews Lauren Matysiak Alex Mazarakis Helen Mazarakis Kristyn McCandless David McCaughin Kallie McConkie Aileen McConvey John & Judy McCullough Walter McDonald Timothy McDonough Brendan McGowan Molly McPheron Peggy & Rick Melanson Sheila Mendall Janet Mendenhall Lynne Menichetti

Jill Michell Angel Miller Kathleen Milligan Tatam Mini David Mishler John Mixon Erika Moldow Alina Molina Rob & Katie Monson Kim & Donald Montrond Kim Mook Julie Morgan Meghan Morrissey Karen Morton Barbara Moschella Kendra Mrozek David Murray James Murray & Mary Nichols Marianne Murray Steve & Joan Murray Susan Murray & Wayne Merritt Susan Musinsky & David Krieger Peter Muyanda-Mutebi Herbert & Beverly Myers Robert Nabstedt Rose Napolitano Marva Nathan Andrew Navarette Anne Nee Annette Needle Laura Nichols Melissa Nilles Edward Nogas Judy Norris Raymond Obico Mary & Mike O’Donnell Andrew Olson Thomas O’Malley & Beverly Arsem Carolyn O’mard-Gentle Andy & Linda Hammet Ory Annabel Osburn Amelia Overbay-Day & Corey Berry-Whitlock Grant Pace Halil Padir & Karen Marie Tegan-Padir David Page Joe Page Ruth Page Lilly Page-Blau Michael Panagako Mary Denise Paone Brent Parrish Kathryn Patterson Anne Peretz Sydney Perkins Mary Perry

Tabitha Perry Lillia Persits James & Martha Peters Nancy Pierce Rebecca Poe Gina Poleueczyk Beth Pollock Sara Pollock DeMedeiros Greg Powell Lorna Preston & Steve Lockley Robert Proctor James & Karen Pugh Elise & Jerry Pustilnik Juliet & Rob Pyles Veronica Rabelo Justin Ragsdale Betty Ransdell CT Ransdell Charles & Jana Ransdell John Ransdell William Ransdell Terry & Meryl Ray Marchelle & James Raynor Amber Rehac Chris & Liz Rehac Nicholas Rencricca Emma Reuter John Ritz & Carol Kochmann Emily Roberts Mario Rodas Michelle Roman Avgenia Rooney Christine Rooney Laura Rooney Harvey Salgo Ellyn & Bob Salkin Ron & Karen Sallerson Jennifer Saman Robbie Samuels Tom & Laura Sander Freyda Sanders Robin Sanders & Brendan Burns Vivian Schafer Thadler Schroeder Sarah Schuck Alexis Schuette Rachel Schultz Meghan Schutzer SaLees Seddon Karthik Sekar Henry Selby W. Gardner Selby & Kaye Schultz Michael Semensi Leslie Shadoff Mark & Angela Shamber Hope Shannon David & Kristin Shapiro


Rachel Sharkey Lera & Matt Shawver Kara Sheridan Dinuccio & David DiNuccio Claire & Neil Sheth Christina Shorter David Shulman Lou & Shirley Siegel Evan & Marla Simon John & Nadine Simon Mike & Ally Simons Susan Slesinger Kelli Slimp Lauren Slipp Kayleigh Small Peri Smilow & Budd Mishkin Fred & Martha Smith Denise Snyder Kimberly Sokol Samantha Soto George & Linda Soutiere Victoria Soutiere Alanna & Marc Spada Kindra Speech Florence Spencer Ali Sperry Marsha Stewart Nikki Stewart David & Suki Stolow Robert Strossi & Ellen Hilly Joseph & Ester Sullivan Karl Sward Sarah Swart Emily Tabor Mandy & Leti Taft-Pearman Lisa Tankanow Zachery Tapp & Kira Armajani Nicholas & Michelina Tawa Matthew Teare Charles & Jane Tegan John Tegan Ann Teixeira Andrew Thompson

Lindsay Thurman Alan & Judith Tobin Blair Toland Kathleen Toland Peter & Geraldine Toland Tammy Torres & Lynn Cantell Caroline Trowbridge Jennifer Tsolas Lillian Tuttle Carol Tye Joanne & W. Robin Upton Robert & Ginny Usen Stephanie Vasiljevs Anant Vasudevan Alicia Verity Daniel Vinhas Michelle Viti & Jack Clark Kristi Vrooman Dave & Sara Walden Janice & Glenn Walker Posy Walton Joyce Wang Chris Wasileski Mary Wasserman Marjorie Waterson Stephanie Weiss Geoff Whaley Evan Whetsell Jim & Donna White Amy Wilbur Christian Wilder Rebecca Wilder Lucas Wilkinson & Lyndsay Berry Marcia & Erby Wilkinson Esther Williams Amanda Wilson Seth Wispelwey Andrea & Paul Wojciak Jonathan & Yoshie Wolff William & Jane Wolff Stephan & Inga Wronski Ada Yarbrough Richard & Carol Yates

Kevin Zarnoch Alicia Zeh-Dean

In Honor Of Rev. Lael Atkinson Libby Blank Baby Jason Finnegan Christian and Sasha Donald Goldberg Mary Gunn Christian Holt Chrissy Holt Intergenerational Everything!

Carol Kamin David Pollock Lynne Slipp Sue Evensen Tena Bill Wolff John & Helen Wolff

In Memory Of Shirlee Schlesinger William F. Ransdell Lorraine Tegan Jim Gunn Frances & John Gunn Bill Mellins Gerardo Nigro Dorothy W. Levy Sol Furman Mary Brown

In Kind Around The Corner Framing Authentic Pilates Bank of America Foundation Bank of New York Mellon Bayside Resort Hotel

Boy Scouts of America Chaba Flower Barbara Clain Dan Curtin Deutsche Bank Championship

Salvatore’s First Book Flour Bakery and Café Tom Galvin CTP Boston Beth Gillian Harpoon Brewery Healthworks Fitness Centers for Women Hy-Line Cruises JetBlue

Jewish Community Relations Council

Judy Krenzel Liberty Hotel Lilla Rogers Studio Mandarin Oriental, Boston Nellie’s Wildflowers North Country Rivers Amelia Overbay-Day REI Boston Robin’s Flower Shop Leslie Shadoff Shaw’s Supermarket Star Markets Stellabella Toys Stop & Shop Sun Pizza Zipcar if we have failed to mention your contribution, please contact us at cransdell@ generationsinc.org

Bingham Motor Inn & Sports Complex, Inc.

Bob’s Disctoung Furniture Foundation

Boston Baked Bones Boston Chocolate Walking Tours

Boston Symphony Orchestra

Between the Lines Sponsors AARP Massachusetts Bank of America Tufts Health Plan Foundation David Shapiro Deborah Banda Jonathan & Margot Davis Amy & Jock Danforth Lynn & Bruce Dayton Tara & Corey Finnegan Don & Maxine Goldberg Mary Gunn Diana Hammer Jean Howe

JD Walker Communications Carol & Alan Kamin Samantha Levine & Neil Segall Lilla Rogers Studio Lynne Menichetti Karen Morton New England Patriots Foundation Mary & Michael O’Donnell Claire & Neil Sheth State Street Corporation Suffolk Downs Universal Wilde Jane & Bill Wolff

David Shapiro, Scott McLellan, Andrea Swain, Josh Kraft, Harry Duvall, Alyse Giambone, & Mary Gunn at Between the Lines

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2012

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2012 Annual Report

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Table of Contents

2

3

a message from samantha levine & mary gunn 2012 honors & highlights

4

programs, impact, & locations

5

active aging Program

6

financials

7

full-time volunteers, staff, & board members

8

aarp experience corps volunteer members

9

sponsors & supporters


Dear Friends, As we close Fiscal Year 2012, I would like to thank the hundreds of people who make our work possible. That includes you and so many others who believe in our mission. Our intergenerational work continues and thrives, helping thousands of children learn to read better and more fluently and at the same time providing meaningful service for older adults who are helping those children succeed. It has been a great year with lots of changes. Our national partner, Experience Corps, merged with AARP nearly a year ago. The program is now called AARP Experience Corps and truly leverages AARP’s capacity to engage older adults in service. As an affiliate, our program here in Greater Boston remains one of the largest and most effective in the nation. I have been proud to share the leadership of Generations Incorporated the past three years with President Samantha Levine, who has brought incredible leadership and strategic thinking to our organization. Sam is stepping down as President, and will thankfully remain on the board. Coming on as President will be Carol Kamin. Carol is the former President and CEO of Children’s Action Alliance, helping influence policies and decisions affecting children in Arizona. She has been a consistent and passionate voice for children for over 30 years and brought that passion to Generations Incorporated as a volunteer, and eventually a board member. I look forward to working very closely with Carol as we begin implementation of our new strategic plan. For much of the year we have been involved in a rigorous business planning process, sponsored by the Barr Foundation and led by the Bridgespan Group. Over the next three years, we will refine our programs, build stronger infrastructure and service delivery systems, and develop new evaluation tools. I look forward to sharing this plan with you in the coming months. We have also made big investments in technology and training. Our data collection and analysis systems have been dramatically improved. We purchased laptop computers for all 17 of our program locations so that data can easily be collected. And when we track data, it goes straight into our new Salesforce database, which is cloud based and allows us to manage and track workflow, donations, and communications all in real-time. This has resulted in better program management and faster reporting. Sadly, we lost one of our biggest champions & supporters, Lorraine Tegan who passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. For over seven years, Lorraine served on our Board of Directors and as a volunteer in our programs. In the pages that follow, you will read about our highly successful program. We are proud of these accomplishments, and continually grateful for the support of so many of you who make our work possible. It is because of you -- our generous donors, volunteer members and friends— that we have improved the literacy ability of so many of Greater Boston’s children and the life experiences of older adults. It is also on behalf of these children and the older adults that I thank you. Gratefully,

Mary Gunn Executive Director

2012 Honors & Highlights hosted our fourth annual Between the Lines event, honoring Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston on April 25, 2012 Served more students than any previous year (3,200) Engaged in a strategic business plan with bridgespan Celebrated 10 year anniversary of Executive Director Mary Gunn Hired an Active Aging Coordinator to lead our Active Aging Initiative which had 49% participation by volunteers and offered 149 activities 3


engaging older adults in effective programs that inspire students and dramatically increase their literacy skills Literacy Support Interventions

CLASSROOM LITERACY PROGRAM: brings highly trained AARP Experience Corps volunteer members into kindergarten through third grade classrooms to work with children to improve literacy skills. This not only provides an extra learning opportunity for children, but also provides a smaller adult:child ratio inside the classroom. 85% of teachers said our volunteer members made a strong impact on improving students’ motivation to learn 87% of teachers stated that the presence of a volunteer member in the classroom gave them extra time to assist students struggling academically READING COACHES PROGRAM: A structured one-on-one literacy program for first through third grade students that pairs trained AARP Experience Corps volunteer members with children who are struggling to read. The program has a focus on reading fluency, comprehension, and vocabulary building. It builds on important reading skills while also creating a love of reading and strong intergenerational relationships. On average, participating students showed a 74% * improvement in key literacy skills Those who reached the benchmark of 35 sessions or more on average saw a 90% improvement in key literacy skills.

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*Based on pre- and post- Basic Reading Inverntory results.


17 program locations throughout greater boston boston revere after school public schools public schools p ro g r a m s

thomas j. kenny elementary school a.c. whelan elementary school paul a. dever elementary school garfield elementary school john p. holland elementary school william mckinley elementary school william blackstone elementary school samuel adams elementary school martin luther king jr.k-8 school hugh roe o’donnell elementary school orchard gardens k-8 school william monroe trotter elementary school

blue hill boys & girls club, dorchester jordan boys & girls club, chelsea south boston boys & girls club st. stephen’s youth program, south end yawkey boys & girls club, roxbury

Active Aging Program

Active Aging is program that engages our volunteers in meaningful activities (beyond tutoring) that enhance their physical, mental and social well-being and connects them to community. The programs are offered at no cost to the volunteer. It is our “thank you” to volunteers for giving themselves and their time to making a difference in a child’s life. The aim of the Active Aging Program is to support the whole volunteer, to encourage a healthy, active lifestyle and to motivate volunteers to continue to serve. We offer 149 activities such the ones described below

CORE ACTIVITIES

EVIDENCE-BASED HEALTH PROGRAMS

year round continuous activities that provide opportunities for our volunteers to regularly come together with other volunteers.

Coffee Club Movie Club Walking Club

Book Club Crafternoon

Matter of Balance:

Healthy Eating:

A Falls’ Prevention Program

Nutritional Strategies to improve heart & bone strength

SKILLSHARE

WORKSHOP SERIES

this encompasses classes that are offered multiple times including the new popular monthly speaker series which connects volunteers to community resources, provides opportunities to learn new skills, and have fun.

Speaker Series Mosaic Crafts

classes offered by certified staff that encourage and help maintain healthy behaviors and reduce health risks.

Kinect PlayFit Computer Classes

our newest group of activities based on sharing the passions and talents of volunteers including aarp experience corps members, americorps state members, and staff. Japanese Flower Arranging

American Sign Language

Memoir Writing 5


Financials 2011

Income

2012

Government Foundations/Corporate Giving Events Individuals Earned Income In-Kind Contributions Miscellaneous Total

$990,382 $273,300 $97,342 $67,319 $240,190 $664,580 $3,978 $2,341,090

(unaudited) $1,084,396 $413,000 $75,826 $61,409 $276,000 $800,000 $1,928 $2,712,559

Staff Salaries Volunteer Service Stipends Consultants Benefits & Taxes Program Supplies Facilities Office Administration In-Kind Other Total

$519,856 $967,230 $3,476 $156,010 $57,428 $136,971 $41,734 $429,334 $32,665 $2,344,704

$539,425 $850,855 $58,316 $163,902 $69,463 $159,422 $40,530 $800,000 $14,998 $2,696,911

Increase in Net Assets

$17,912

$15,648

Total Net Assets

$211,467

$223,727

Expenditure

Expenditure By Category (2012)

75% Experience Corps Program 11% *VISTA Program1 6% Administration 8% Fundraising

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$2,022,683 $296,660 $161,815 $215,753

americorps *vistas administered by generations incorporated serving at external nonprofit organizations

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Full-time Volunteers, Staff & Board of Directors AmeriCorps *VISTAs

AmeriCorps State Members Christopher Ash Andriana Bicanin Jennifer Bourgoin Kate Brodoff Therese Enders Caitlin Jurman Megan Kalafsky Iris Kang Dan LaFontaine Kari Lindegren Karen Lowe Dana Moyer Mike O’Brien Carol Pustell Darby Sanders

Brigid Goggin Michael Hart Alana Hill Daniel McGinnis Lilly Page Sydney Perkins Zachery Tapp Caroline Trowbridge

Board of Directors Arnaa Alcon, Ph.D Bridgewater State University

Michel Idiokitas Volunteer Member

Peter Muyanda-Mutebi Volunteer Member

Libby Blank Volunteer Member

Robert Johnson, Ph.D Consumer Manufacturing Group

Harvey Salgo La Carpa Associates

Carol Kamin, Ph.D Carol Kamin Consulting

Lorraine Tegan

Samantha Levine, Board President, The Bridgespan Group

Robert Usen Retired

John A. McCullough, Board Treasurer HSBC

Bill Wolff, Board Clerk WAW Marketing, Inc.

Karen V. Morton Liberty Mutual

Kathleen Flynn Woodland School and Main Institute

Elizabeth Blodgett Smith Penguin Hall Susan Evensen Tena, MSW, LSW Don Goldberg GZA GeoEnvironmental Technologies Molly Hurt Morris Ntl. Resource Center for ParticipantDirected Services, Boston College

Communication Technology Services, LLC

Staff Ginny Bridgeman, CLUSTER SUPERVISOR Tara Finnegan, DIRECTOR OF FINANCE & ADMINISTRATION Tom Galvin, CLUSTER SUPERVISOR Helen Garrettson, DIRECTOR OF PROGRAMS Mary Gunn, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Marcus Johnson, VOL. MGMT. ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Katie Klister, DIRECTOR OF VOLUNTEER MANAGEMENT Judy Krenzel, CLUSTER SUPERVISOR Aliza Krevolin, ACTIVE AGING INITIATIVE PROJECT COORDINATOR Board Members Peter Muyanda-Mutebi (l) & Michel Idiokitas (R) with Board President Samantha Levine at Between the Lines

Kendra Mrozek, MGR. OF VOLUNTEER TRAINING & MEMBER DEV. CT Ransdell, SPECIAL PROJECTS COORDINATOR Tory Soutiere, BUSINESS & COMPLIANCE MANAGER

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AARP Experience Corps Volunteer Members Tony Correia Amelia Zeoli Deborah McLean Tom Burns Antonia Lazott Carlos Ortiz Elaine Cox Rose Robinson Naimah Allateef Elaine White Josephine Bruzzese Lorraine Consalvi Sharon Guadagno Pearl McMillan Thelma Peele Nathalie Sandiford Diana Ambrose Doris AnaLee Bock Barbara Davis Laura Kelley Cynthia Reid Dave Ulliani Akemi Minami Michelle Cherry Florence Slepian Margaret Hines Herbert Hershfang Martha Kleinman William Wolff Sheldon Appel Libby Blank Joan Laws Patricia Patricelli Lynne Menichetti Nancy Pierce Michelle Roman Linda Hickman Kay Herbst Lynn McCaffrey Melissa Mueller Thais Raines Edna Little Etta Taylor Mildred Lyons Theolinda Battle Jennifer Cheong-How Iva Cooley Leola Green Carolyn Jenkins Pearl Jones Grace Locker Leola Rolle Felice Teixeira Barbara Tull Grace McKinnon Valerie Armstrong Leonard Clifford Maureen Cawley Wanda Faye Smitherman Edna Kimball Eleanor Boudreau Stephanie Moore Lisa Hall Delores Johnson

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Rosemary Walton Christian Lizarbe Wayne Franklin Terry Olson Elizabeth Reed Josephine Watson Joanne Cerullo Valerie Harms Deborah Gilgunn Dennis Conroy Theresa Arthur Mary Jo Belmonte Virginia Hanlon Barbara Hines Donna Ibrahim Phyllis Lennon Rose Mozzetta Cynthia Murray Marietta Lipani Darlene Ferguson Joanne Trovato Richard Noonan Doreen O’Leary Connie Cassandri Patricia Nadeau Mary Beth Butler Ann Carver Judy Mozzetta Kathleen Deloreto Gloria Blakeley Rosa Poincy Mary Brewster Margarita Poles Barbara Whitley Pamela Armstrong Nellene Chisholm Fay Barnes Kimbaley Johnson Dollene Thompson Eva Thompson Eldridge Howell Sally Locke Carol Robinson Donna West Helen Montgomery Sharon Smith Yvonne Franck Catherine Lydon Marilyn Miles Claire Monahan James Monahan Carolyn O’Connor Harriet West Jan Wiley-Egdall Phyllis Carlson Sandra Cramer Carol Martin Karen Jones Gaynelle McGee Lisa Lawyer Leslie Murphy Cynthia Clifton Rahiel Bernard Virginia Comma

Ida Goodman Marcia Ridley Dorothy Seaborne Karen Stamatakos Rose King Lucille Lewis Alberta Motley Peg Buckman Sheila Buckman Marie Hennessey Phyllis Prizio Patricia Pasquariello Jeannie Calello Mary Perry Charlotte Carroll Fern Price Beverly Rogers Maryann Venuto Judy Yantosca Marcia Finkelstein Sandra Grimaldi Mary Fronduto Denise McHugh Sharlene Hicks Thomas Vance Rosemarie Zichella Adrienne Armstrong Gwendolyn Brown Charlotte Rose Candelaria Silva-Collins Inga Soerheide Donna Pascascio Theresa Grant Helen McPhail Mary Brown Elaine McTaggart Linda Chiaramonte Janice Julian Barbara Knight Gail Kelly Barbara Howard Cheri Geckler Elizabeth Morgan Nancy Esposito Eva Postell Karen Pugh Robert Sales Judith Johnson H. Scott Close Betty Lewis Diane Gipson Leslie Schwartz Susan Faaland Selma Johnson Peter Muyanda-Mutebi Cornelia Rea Fred Smith Julie Smith Martha Smith Robert Street Margaret Arneaud Agnes Coates Barbara Gaffney Robert Hopkins

Donald Goldberg Carol Stamper Barbara Wilson Jocelyn Heisser Frederick Johnson Barbara Lewis Virginia Davis Rosemarie DeRosa Ada Yarbrough Margaret Jackson Richadena Henderson Patricia Larts Fannie Hardmon Lisa Haskins Diane Sutera Joanne Brine Caroline Donnelly Larry Levy Doris Burns Margaret Rubano Sandra Bonsall Kathleen Levy Barbara Moschella Deborah Vetter Rose Napolitano Jean Crisafi Rosemarie Hudson Dorothy D’Italia Sharon Danaher Doreen DeAngelo Kathy Milligan Mary Ann Picardi Frank Rosa Ruth Villard Frankie Robinson Caren Seymore Lenora Holley Marie Lester Lenora Clark Barbara Gibbons Joana Johnson-Smith Esther Williams Ellen Jordan Claudette Norville Dawn Waters Michel Idiokitas Nia Alimayu

Site Team Leaders Rose Robinson William Wolff Etta Taylor Elizabeth Reed Richard Noonan Harriet West Virginia Comma Mary Perry Charlotte Rose Gail Kelly Richadena Henderson Kathy Milligan Ruth Villard


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Individuals David & Marilyn Weil-Abelman Richard Ahl & Samantha Rothberg

Kirkland & Jackie Ahrens Sandra Albright

Arnaa Alcon Erin Alexander Gina Alfonseca Thomas Ambrosino Paul Amendola Heather Amsden Sheldon Appel Timothy Appel Farsh Askari Rev. Lael Atkinson Mary & Thomas Austin Kate Avery George Bailey Wendy Bailey Deb Banda Sam Banks Lynn Barenberg Jim & Terri Barhite Olivia Benware Barnett & Marilyn Berliner Nancy Berliner Susan Berliner Laura Bernard Del Bharath Julie Binkewicz Sarah Binning Ian Birch Steve Blais Ben Blank Libby Blank Allie Blodgett Elizabeth Blodgett Smith & Tim Smith

Holly Bloomfield Judith Blum Dan Bonomo Julie & Bruce Borcher Susanne Bowers Ashley Boyd Kyle Bradbury Betsy Brady Carol Brown Judith Brown Virginia Brown David Bryant & Ellen FelsBerkman Elizabeth Buckley Erin Buckley Steve Burgay Jessica Butler Mary-Jo Callaghan Alberto & Bertha Calvo Megan Carlton David Carroll Bithiah Carter Constance Cassandri Lisa Chanoff

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Trish Hart Victoria Hatch Donovan Hatem Adam Hawk Dorothy & Michael Hayes Jack & Marybeth Hayes John Hayes Sebastian Hayes Barbara Hicks Janelle Hieronymus Alana Hill Marek Hlasko Meg Hobbs Brent & Laura Toni Holsinger Chrissy & Steve Holt Mitchell Holt Stephen & Lynn Holt Lauren Hom Jason Horowitz Steven Houde Jean Howe Constance Howes Lauren & Eric Hromada Rosemarie Hudson Brooke Hughes Eleanor Hungerford Jenna Hunter Molly Hurt-Morris Michelle Hynes & Patrick Lemmon Mark Iafrati & Jane Freedman Michel Idiokitas Penelope Jacks Margaret Jackson Gordon Jacobs Jeremy Jo Gabrielle Joffe Robert & Ilona Johnson Adam & Ashley Jonas Linday Jones Elizabeth Jose Caitlin Jurman Jane Kadlubkiewicz Carol & Alan Kamin Daniel Kamin & Scott Rankin David Kamin & Heather Weyrick Esther Kaplan Sharon Karalis Patrice Keegan Diane & George Kelley Katie Kelley Dana Kendall Douglas Kerr Leanne Kessel-Smith Asif Khaja Paul & Linda Kiebish Elana Kieffer Larkin Kimmerer Madeleine Kiuttu

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Laura Klein & John Brannigan Katie Klister Marjorie & Daniel Kobrin Marina Korobka Laura Kraft Judy Krenzel & Howard Wernick Aliza Krevolin Joy Laine Rosemary Laine Gerald Lake Bryan Lamoreau James & Nancy Lane Matt Lasek Cynthia & John Lasker Jr. Christopher Lee Charles & Elizabeth Levin Jason Levine Samantha Levine & Neil Segall David Levy Margaret Licht Rick Licht Rob Licht Amy Lim-Byblin Charles Lisle Sally Locke Erin Logan Vanessa Logan Ashley & Adam Lorenz Jeffrey Lupien Dana Lyford Dana Lyford Brian & Patricia Lynch Jeffrey & Gerry Lynch Erica Mace Michael Mancuso Amy Markowski Rachel Marshall Jamie Martinelli Melissa Martinelli Thomas & Polly Martinson Kevin Martyn James Matthews Lauren Matysiak Alex Mazarakis Helen Mazarakis Kristyn McCandless David McCaughin Kallie McConkie Aileen McConvey John & Judy McCullough Walter McDonald Timothy McDonough Brendan McGowan Molly McPheron Peggy & Rick Melanson Sheila Mendall Janet Mendenhall Lynne Menichetti

Jill Michell Angel Miller Kathleen Milligan Tatam Mini David Mishler John Mixon Erika Moldow Alina Molina Rob & Katie Monson Kim & Donald Montrond Kim Mook Julie Morgan Meghan Morrissey Karen Morton Barbara Moschella Kendra Mrozek David Murray James Murray & Mary Nichols Marianne Murray Steve & Joan Murray Susan Murray & Wayne Merritt Susan Musinsky & David Krieger Peter Muyanda-Mutebi Herbert & Beverly Myers Robert Nabstedt Rose Napolitano Marva Nathan Andrew Navarette Anne Nee Annette Needle Laura Nichols Melissa Nilles Edward Nogas Judy Norris Raymond Obico Mary & Mike O’Donnell Andrew Olson Thomas O’Malley & Beverly Arsem Carolyn O’mard-Gentle Andy & Linda Hammet Ory Annabel Osburn Amelia Overbay-Day & Corey Berry-Whitlock Grant Pace Halil Padir & Karen Marie Tegan-Padir David Page Joe Page Ruth Page Lilly Page-Blau Michael Panagako Mary Denise Paone Brent Parrish Kathryn Patterson Anne Peretz Sydney Perkins Mary Perry

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Rachel Sharkey Lera & Matt Shawver Kara Sheridan Dinuccio & David DiNuccio Claire & Neil Sheth Christina Shorter David Shulman Lou & Shirley Siegel Evan & Marla Simon John & Nadine Simon Mike & Ally Simons Susan Slesinger Kelli Slimp Lauren Slipp Kayleigh Small Peri Smilow & Budd Mishkin Fred & Martha Smith Denise Snyder Kimberly Sokol Samantha Soto George & Linda Soutiere Victoria Soutiere Alanna & Marc Spada Kindra Speech Florence Spencer Ali Sperry Marsha Stewart Nikki Stewart David & Suki Stolow Robert Strossi & Ellen Hilly Joseph & Ester Sullivan Karl Sward Sarah Swart Emily Tabor Mandy & Leti Taft-Pearman Lisa Tankanow Zachery Tapp & Kira Armajani Nicholas & Michelina Tawa Matthew Teare Charles & Jane Tegan John Tegan Ann Teixeira Andrew Thompson

Lindsay Thurman Alan & Judith Tobin Blair Toland Kathleen Toland Peter & Geraldine Toland Tammy Torres & Lynn Cantell Caroline Trowbridge Jennifer Tsolas Lillian Tuttle Carol Tye Joanne & W. Robin Upton Robert & Ginny Usen Stephanie Vasiljevs Anant Vasudevan Alicia Verity Daniel Vinhas Michelle Viti & Jack Clark Kristi Vrooman Dave & Sara Walden Janice & Glenn Walker Posy Walton Joyce Wang Chris Wasileski Mary Wasserman Marjorie Waterson Stephanie Weiss Geoff Whaley Evan Whetsell Jim & Donna White Amy Wilbur Christian Wilder Rebecca Wilder Lucas Wilkinson & Lyndsay Berry Marcia & Erby Wilkinson Esther Williams Amanda Wilson Seth Wispelwey Andrea & Paul Wojciak Jonathan & Yoshie Wolff William & Jane Wolff Stephan & Inga Wronski Ada Yarbrough Richard & Carol Yates

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Judy Krenzel Liberty Hotel Lilla Rogers Studio Mandarin Oriental, Boston Nellie’s Wildflowers North Country Rivers Amelia Overbay-Day REI Boston Robin’s Flower Shop Leslie Shadoff Shaw’s Supermarket Star Markets Stellabella Toys Stop & Shop Sun Pizza Zipcar if we have failed to mention your contribution, please contact us at cransdell@ generationsinc.org

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FEBRUARY 28, 2013 — VOL. 48, NO 30

Senior volunteers go back to school

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GI volunteer Ruby Howard, 67, with two Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School first-graders, (L to R) Liyah Cacho and Iyanna Raymond. (Fran Cronin photo) By Fran Cronin

A gaggle of 5- and 6-years olds clomped down a flight of linoleum-covered stairs on their way to their school’s basement-level cafeteria. It was the Monday after Thanksgiving weekend and the children were still energized from turkey, late nights and few demands. It was hard to tell if they were just coming in or on their way out: their knitted hats, unzipped jackets and unecessary boots were askew. But there was no mistaking their delight in seeing “Ms. Rose,” smiling at them from the bottom of the stairs. They waved, calling her name to get her attention as they continued their giddy march to lunch. Ms. Rose, aka Charlotte Rose, 77, would agree she is gray-haired and seemingly grandmotherly toward these Dudley Street Neighborhood Charter School students, but she is also a tough and determined woman with a mission. For the past nine years, Ms. Rose has been a Generations Incorporated classroom volunteer working with GI’s senior literacy program to help young readers in the greater Boston area. “You come [into a kindergarten class] and some kids can’t read. Next year they are. I just like seeing how the kids progress,” says Rose. As Rose’s almost decade-long stint as a GI tutor has taught her, helping is not always about reading. Some students do need help making sense of phonics; others may want a reading buddy or someone to snuggle up against when a story is being read aloud. Sometimes, they just want someone to listen as they talk. “We’ve found kids love to read because of the relationship,” said Mary Gunn, GI’s executive director. After all, Rose is retired, more grandmother than teacher, as are the seven other GI senior volunteers at Dudley Street. A total of 132 students are evenly divided across the school’s four kindergarten and two-first

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grade classes. Two GI volunteers are assigned to each class. This school and neighborhood is also Rose’s home. She grew up attending local Roxbury public schools and now lives in Mission Hill, a two-bus ride from her home to Shirley Street in Roxbury where the new in-district Dudley Street charter school is located. Three days a week Rose takes this 30-minute bus ride, puts on her forest green GI-emblazoned jacket, and volunteers as a one-to-one tutor or in-class support with struggling young readers. She volunteers 15 hours each week.

Her experience and commitment have also catapulted Rose to team leader of GI’s senior volunteers in the school. GI follows the “five-star” national core standards for literacy training and Rose mentors her fellow senior volunteers as well as her young charges. Dudley Street opened its doors this past September. It’s a new school for Boston and it’s also a new school for GI’s senior volunteer program. As the largest affiliate with AARP’s Experience Corps, GI now manages 250 GI-AARP volunteers with a goal of 300 by the end of the year, said Katie Klister, GI’s director of volunteer management. GI’s success is dependent on recruiting, training and retaining senior volunteers to its literacy program. Of equal importance is the recruitment of participating schools. Of the 65 elementary schools in Boston, GI volunteers in 10. In total, GI volunteers work in 13 elementary schools and four after-school programs in the greater Boston area. To address what Gunn calls “slippage” — especially for young, at-risk students — during the summer months, GI launched its first summer program last year. Forty-five students attended a four-week program with a oneto-one tutoring ratio. Gunn said the goal is to include another school this summer and double the number of students in the program. Under development is a “Young Achievers Program” in Mattapan. Of the GI-AARP partnership, Gunn said, “We’re part of a national program but still have our independence. That’s rare, and we’re proud of that participation.” As a nonprofit, GI is not funded by AARP but applies for the bulk of its funds through the federal grant programs that AARP sponsors. GI’s budget this year is $2.7 million, a third of which is allocated as stipends to its senior volunteers. A good tutoring program, however, is not free. Rose, like the other GI senior volunteers in the school, may not be paid for their time, but schools participating in GI’s literacy program do pay a sliding fee. For Boston schools, the fee is between $5000 and $10,000 a year. Revere, Gunn said, pays $25,000. With singular dependence on the quality and enthusiasm of its volunteer corps, Gunn said, “We are as interested in our older adults as we are in our young children. We want to be the best place for seniors to serve.” Along with dispensing stipends, GI has launched its “Act of Aging Initiative” to help its seniors make time to connect and socialize. Volunteers meet once a month to plan activities from knitting to bowling, or just to have a cup of coffee. When Rose was asked about being a volunteer and GI’s senior outreach program, she said, “I’m always talking about how much I love the work.” In 2009, after volunteering for her fourth year, GI presented Rose with its first John McCullough Service Award for her outstanding role as a reading coach at the JFK School in Jamaica Plain. Rose said she keeps the glass award “on the bookshelf where I can see it.” An original member of the 1950‘s Doo Wop group The Tune Weavers, promoted by Dick Clark and inducted into the Doo Wop Hall of Fame in 2003, Rose still performs as a lead singer in shows up and down the east coast. “She’s a busy woman with a busy life. We are lucky to have her,” said Gunn.


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