Help contribute to your community and start a new journey in retirement!

The Generation Xchange (GenX) program places retired adults in elementary school classrooms across Los Angeles to support stronger academic outcomes for students, increase health and wellness outcomes for the volunteers, and enhance school-community relationships.

Interested in volunteering? There are many ways to contact us:

Eligibility Criteria:

  • Adults 50+
  • Retired with no intention to return to work
  • Can volunteer 10 hours/week
  • Can pass standard GenX assessment
  • Can complete a LAUSD background check, fingerprinting and TB test

Location: 8 LAUSD elementary schools across South and East Los Angeles

Compensation: A monthly stipend of $200 is provided if volunteers complete the required 10hr/week commitment in their classroom.



More about GenX


The Generation Xchange (GenX) study is focused on two goals - to recruit older adults to support positive educational outcomes for elementary school children and to improve volunteers' own health and well-being.

GenX has been active in LAUSD schools since 2014. Over the last decade, GenX volunteers report increased positive well-being, a sense of purpose, and improved physical health. Our classrooms have seen increased reading and math scores, and improved behavioral outcomes in students. 


“GenX volunteers lift up the community and one another, and help to shape our future, while also increasing their health and wellness.”

— LAUSD teacher


GenX Schools:

Esperanza Elementary (New School!) 680 Little St, Los Angeles, CA 90017

42nd Street Elementary (New School!) 4231 4th Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90008

54th Street Elementary 5501 Eileen Ave, Windsor Hills, CA 90043

59th Street Elementary 5939 2nd Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90043

74th Street Elementary 2112 W 74th St, Los Angeles, CA 90047

Baldwin Hills Elementary 5421 Obama Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016

La Salle Avenue Elementary 8715 La Salle Ave, Los Angeles, CA 90047

Windsor Hills Elementary 5215 Overdale Dr, Los Angeles, CA 90043



Study Team


Teresa Seeman, PhD

Program Director


D'Ann Morris, MPA

Program Co-Director

Dawn Purnell, EdD Candidate

Program Co-Director


Alexis Knott, MSG

Data Manager

Cynthia Montes

Recruitment and Outreach

Contact Us:

Leave us a message: 310-267-5114

Email: D’Ann Morris,

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