246 Have Pledged to Fight Summer Learning Loss — Join Them! Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

So far, 246 people have pledged to contact their mayor to proclaim Summer Learning Day in their community! Join them, and stand up for kids who are falling behind academically, don’t have enough to eat, or a safe place to play this summer. (click to tweet)

“Life is long and it’s now commonplace to have multiple careers, either serially or concurrently,” says our VP Marci Alboher to the readers of Covival. In this interview, she shares her thoughts on the future of work and tips for identifying your best career(s). (click to tweet)

Gen2Gen campaign director Eunice Nichols just returned from the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Conference in San Diego. A few quotes from her workshop: “Learning comes from all quadrants,” “Engaging older adults is about experience.” Join the conversation on our Gen2Gen Facebook Page (and give it a “Like,” if you haven’t already). (click to tweet)

Check out this gorgeous new video featuring early Encore.org funder Atlantic Philanthropies founder Chuck Feeney, who inspired the living-while-giving strategy of Buffet and Gates. (click to tweet)

Congrats to 2010 Purpose Prize fellow Beverly Santicola for “Strength of Siblings,” the youth film on substance abuse which recently won “Best in Short Documentary” at the Garifuna International Indigenous Film Festival! (click to tweet)

Our friend and former Trader Joe’s exec Doug Rauch might have “failed retirement,” but we’re loving his encore career founding Daily Table, which is bringing healthy food at bargain prices to Boston’s underserved communities. (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Ann MacDougall: On Ageism, Medium.com

Jim Emerman, The Lifelong Learning of Lifelong Inmates, The Atlantic

Michelle Hynes: Summary Sunday: Job Search Is All About Connecting, Career Sherpa

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

The entire national service community is banding together to save AmeriCorps and Senior Corps from elimination! Here’s one way you can help: Pledge to be a service leader this summer. Lead a meeting with your member of Congress during recess and take a #Stand4Service. Learn more here. (click to tweet)