Our Experience Corps OC Program Partners

Parentis Foundation: A Parentis Health Non Profit Affiliate

Parentis Health works to provide a full range of care services for the elderly based on a core belief that a dignified, empowered life should be available to everyone regardless of age, ability or state of wellness.

Affiliate Partner

In 2017, Parentis Foundation was appointed Orange County’s affiliate host agency for the Nationally acclaimed Experience Corps, AARP Foundation’s intergenerational volunteer-based literacy tutoring program.

Nationally, AARP Foundation Experience Corps has been shown to improve the literacy rates of children, enrich the lives of older adult volunteers and strengthen schools in communities. In a single school year, students in K-3 rd grade who worked one-to-one with Experience Corps tutors achieved more than 60 percent greater gains in critical literacy skills than their peers who were not served by the program. Nearly 2,000 volunteers work in schools in underserved districts that need support in helping students achieve mandated reading requirements. Experience Corps operates in 22 program sites in select cities across the country.

Experience Corps OC Tutoring Locations

In 2017, Parentis Foundation partnered with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Capistrano Valley to bring Experience Corps Orange County (ECOC) to the clubs’ three locations in San Juan Capistrano, Aliso Viejo, and Rancho Santa Margarita.

(2018-2019) Thanks to the generosity of a private donor and in honor of her late parent’s Eve and Paul Pender, Parentis Foundation opened ECOC – Huntington Beach literacy intervention tutoring within the Boys & Girls Clubs of Huntington Valley’s Huntington Beach Branch located on Delaware St.

(2019-2020) Parentis Foundation expanded tutoring services to the BGCHV – Pacific Life Foundation Branch

(2019 – 2020) Parentis Foundation is proud to bring Experience Corps OC reading tutoring services to the Boys & Girls Club of South Coast Area.

This fall (2019) the Parentis Foundation launched the Ray Alvarado Reading program at the Tustin Boys and Girls Club.

Barbara and Ray Alvarado were very involved in the Tustin Boys and Girls club through the years. In addition to coaching many basketball teams, Ray was a board member (1976-1981 & 1995-1999) and president (1977-1978). He and Barbara have always been champions for youth development and looked for ways to create opportunities for all children to reach their full potential in life. This reading program seemed the perfect way to honor Ray’s legacy.



First Bank is committed to supporting the efforts to combat childhood illiteracy while also enriching the lives of the older-adult volunteer tutors/mentors who provide the one-to-one literacy intervention for these struggling readers.

With 100+ years as a family-owned business First Bank understands first-hand the importance of family and community. 

2019-2020  Experience Corps OC Program Sponsor

Each year our associates donate thousands of hours of community service to help honor our community commitment. Their time and talent is supported by our corporate contributions to over 300 nonprofit organizations. We believe it is important and essential to contribute to the communities where our associates live and work to help improve the lives of our friends and neighbors. — Susan Montoya, Vice President, Community Development Officer

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