The last few years have been waves of change that many of us may have been overwhelmed by. Many of us are still currently facing this change in our homes, schools, and communities. In our schools especially, we see issues around funding, lack of access to resources, teacher shortages, and more. Students also face factors outside of school that can impact their learning and achievement, like food scarcity, transportation to school, and other basic needs that can inﬂuence their performance in school. Because of these diﬀerent factors, the opportunity gap is something that students face in our school systems.
AARP CO would like to inform you of volunteer opportunities with St. Vrain Habitat for Humanity. Join Habitat for Humanity as they build homes, community and hope. They have served families living and working in the St. Vrain Valley and Estes Park for 30 years; building over 100 new homes and completing more than 35 critical repairs. In the next decade, they want to double thier impact, completing another 100 new homes and 50 repairs. Join St. Vrain Habitat as they help hard-working, low income households build strength, stability and self-reliance through shelter.
The annual Andrus Award is the highest honor a volunteer can receive from AARP. This award, as well as awards in a number of significant community categories, honors those who make a powerful difference in their community.
The AARP® Purpose Prize® Award deadline is March 31. Up to five $60K winners will be announced. The focus is on people age 50-plus whose work solves social problems, improves communities and gives back.