Alina Molina

Alina Molina

Vice President, Program Services

Joined CSS: 1981

Departments & Programs

Retired and Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP)


Ms. Molina oversees all direct services at CSS including the Retired & Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP), Experience Corps, and the Center for Benefits & Services.

RSVP is a nationally-acclaimed program that enlists older adults and retirees to serve as volunteers in their communities. It is the largest RSVP program in the nation with more than 4,000 volunteers who contribute over a million hours of service annually at 400 organizations throughout New York City.

In 1996, Ms. Molina created the New York City Experience Corps Project, an intergenerational, early childhood literacy and mentoring program. Since its inception, the program has provided services to thousands of elementary school children and has achieved national recognition for programming excellence. The program has been replicated throughout the country.

Before coming to CSS, Ms. Molina was a community organizer with People Acting through Community Effort in Providence, Rhode Island. Prior to that, she served as a Volunteer in Service to America (VISTA) community organizer at Dorchester Neighbors Organizing Neighbors in Massachusetts.

Ms. Molina is the past President of the New York Association for Volunteer Administration (NY/AVA) and has taught Managing and Working with Volunteers at New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies. She is a member of the National Senior Corps Association and the Lighthouse International People Committee.

Ms. Molina holds a master’s degree in Nonprofit Management from the New School's Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy and a bachelor’s degree in sociology from the University of Massachusetts.


“As an innovator of service delivery in low-income communities, CSS is able to extend its impact to nearly every corner of the city. Recognizing the potential that our program services can achieve - whether through training programs, partnerships with community-based services providers, volunteer mobilization, and individual assistance and advocacy - is very personally gratifying. ”
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