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Circle the City

Opened in 2012, Circle the City’s mission was—and is—to provide medical respite care for recently hospitalized homeless people who would otherwise be forced to recover on the street. Its founding physician, Sister Adele O’Sullivan, M.D., saw clearly that providing...

Human Services Campus

The Arizona Human Services Campus (HSC) is home to more than a dozen social service agencies, and provides wrap-around services to adults experiencing homelessness—giving them their best shot at a new life. Experience Matters Encore Fellow, Linda Mushkatel’s helped...


UMOM Day Center is Arizona’s largest family homeless shelter. Their Encore Fellow, Carrie Whitten-Simmons, used her marketing and media expertise to help  craft the tagline Helpings Café—an idea to relate every purchase at the café straight back to the services it...

Marc Community Resources

Marc Community Resources, Inc. (MCR) is a private nonprofit organization providing educational, therapeutic, rehabilitation and social services to children and adults with developmental and physical disabilities and behavioral health challenges. The senior management...


“The professional skills and expertise we have gained from our Encore Fellows far exceeded what we could afford to hire. We are grateful for the skilled talent Experience Matters has connected us with.”
Sister Adele O’Sullivan

Founder, Circle the City

“With the help of his tutor, Michael has overcome self-esteem  challenges. He now actively participates in oral reading and has demonstrated significant improvement in vocabulary, enunciation skills, and fluency.”
Read On Buckeye Literacy Corps

Site Coordinator, Sundance Elementary School

“Engagement Boot Camp shifted my perspective on the roles/expectations of skilled volunteers. I also realized we have the power to look for what we need vs. taking what we can get.”
Melinda Gunther

Executive Director, Live Love

“Our Fellow is creating new curriculum to offer to our clients. The curriculum fills an area of need for our clients and also has the potential to outreach to additional populations.”

Supervisor, AZ Women’s Education & Entrepreneur Center

“Fellows’ combined work is significant. This could change our business model. With streamlined systems, we are also improving relationships with our members and donors.”
Barbara Blalock

CEO, Treasures for Teachers

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