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AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, social welfare organization with a membership of nearly 38 million. Our aim is to disrupt preconceived notions about aging, turn goals and dreams into Real Possibilities, strengthen communities and fight for the issues that matter most to people 50-plus and their families; such as health care, employment security and retirement planning.

To deliver on our promise to our members and on our ambitious social agenda, AARP relies on a diverse, skilled, highly motivated and committed workforce. With offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, we live where we work.

AARP tackles the issues that matter most to our members, their families and their communities — and some of what we do might surprise you. The motivating force behind AARP and our affiliates’ work is captured best in these words: We fight for and equip each individual to live their best life.

Advocacy

The Community, State and National Affairs (CSN) team helps drive AARP’s mission of social change by giving our members a voice at the federal, state and local levels on the issues that matter most to Americans 50-plus and their families, such as health care security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP directly engages people in our communities to find out what they need and want, enabling us to educate our members with programs and information that is relevant to them. State offices work closely with AARP’s National Office in Washington, D.C. This reach — from community to state to federal — enables CSN to better empower the 50-plus to enjoy the way they live and work today, while reaching their future goals.

Research

Through forward-looking research and practical solutions, AARP fosters debate to make a positive difference. Policy, Research and International Affairs (PRI) serves AARP by leading the development and distribution of AARP’s public policies. PRI solicits policy input, convenes thought-leaders both domestically and abroad, and informs and stimulates the public debate on the issues we face as we age. These policies serve as the foundation for AARP’s state and national advocacy efforts. They drive engagement on global aging policy and trends, and strengthen AARP’s reputation for world class expertise and thought leadership.

Trustworthy Information

From home-delivered publications to digital platforms, AARP makes available trustworthy news, entertainment and insights tailored to people 50-plus. People can reimagine and shape better lives with information and inspiration from AARP’s publications and multimedia offerings including AARP The Magazine, the nation’s largest-circulation magazine; AARP Bulletin, the go-to news source for the 50-plus audience; aarp.org website; AARP television and radio programming; AARP Books; and AARP en Espaňol, a bilingual news source.

AARP Affiliates

AARP Foundation

AARP Foundation is our largest affiliated charity. It works to win back opportunity for struggling Americans 50-plus by being a force for change on the issues they face today: housing, hunger, income and isolation.

AARP Services, Inc.

A wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP, AARP Services, Inc., manages provider relationships for, and performs quality control oversight of, the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP members and others.

Legal Counsel for the Elderly

Legal Counsel for the Elderly is a nonprofit charitable affiliate of AARP that champions the dignity and rights of seniors in Washington, D.C., through free legal and social work services.

AARP Awards

Ethisphere, a global leader in defining and advancing the standards of ethical business practices, announced AARP as one of the 2020 World’s Most Ethical Companies. AARP is honored to be one of the few nonprofit organizations to be recognized among so many prestigious global public companies. “We’re proud to be recognized by Ethisphere for the second year in a row,” said AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. “Our commitment to ethics is at the core of our work at AARP as we endeavor to advocate on behalf of not just our 38 million members, but of all people age 50 and over.”

For the second consecutive year, the Washington Post has named AARP a Top Workplace. Being named a Top Workplace is especially meaningful because the award is based solely on feedback offered by our employees. Life at AARP is built around the organization’s purpose of empowering people to choose how they live as they age. Our employees have an unparalleled ability to make a positive difference for not only our members but people over 50 all around the country. From day one, you will have unique opportunities to use your talents and be inspired knowing you’re improving real people’s lives. Our forward-thinking, collaborative, innovative work culture will help you grow in your job and discover new career possibilities you may not even know exist.

AARP’s IT department has been recognized as one of the 100 Best Places to Work in IT by IDG’s Computerworld for the fourth consecutive year. Computerworld gives the award to organizations that challenge their IT staff, while providing great benefits and competitive compensation, and ample opportunities for growth. In 2019, AARP ranked number two among midsize organizations and has doubled the number of the IT team’s professional certifications and delivered special courses for technology leaders. We focus on building new competencies such as data-driven decision making and design thinking to continue to drive the business.