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Senior Corps

Senior Corps Senior Corps is a network of programs that taps the experience, skills, and talents of older citizens to meet community challenges. Through its three programs—Foster Grandparents, Senior Companions, and RSVP (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program)—more than half a million "Senior" Americans, ages 55 and over, assist local nonprofits, public agencies, and faith-based organizations in carrying out their missions. The Corporation of National and Community Service administers and oversees Senior Corps, USA Freedom Corps, AmeriCorps, and Learn and Serve America. Together these programs engage more than 23 million Americans of all ages and backgrounds in volunteer service each year. Each volunteer is a pot of gold to be found toward the end of his or her own rainbow of life.


Corporation for National and Community Service

1201 New York Avenue, NW

Washington, DC 20525

Telephone: (202) 606-5000

Telephone (RSVP): (800) 424-8867 or (800) 833-3722

From Passionaries�Mentoring the Love of Science

John McConnell, RSVP – Senior Corps, Mentor

“72-year-old John McConnell has a message for high school students—math and science are cool! He’s been so brilliant at proving it, that his award-winning protégé plans to thank John with a brand new red Chevrolet Corvette.


A physicist living in Grand Junction, Colorado, McConnell retired in 1990 from the Los Alamos National Laboratories in New Mexico. Instead of staying home to sit on his laurels, John joined RSVP and has since devoted his life to mentoring youth, both in large groups and one-on-one. Each year, he provides hands-on science demonstrations to more than 5,000 children…”