Help Save National Service: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

In their new report, “Best Cities for Successful Aging,” our Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign partner The Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging explores how U.S. metropolitan areas support healthy aging. Find out if your city made the top 10. We were delighted to see the report highlight our newest program — The Encore Prize — on their list of innovative initiatives. We’re in good company, along with The Eisner Prize, Aging2.0 Global Startup Search, AARP Purpose Prize, AARP [email protected] + Live Pitch and the Stanford Center on Longevity Design Challenge. And in this new Fast Company piece, Paul Irving — Chair of the Center for the Future of Aging and Encore.org board member — explains how our aging population can benefit society, provided we have the vision to shift our attitudes and responses to aging. 

This MarketWatch story says that about 9 million Americans are engaged in encore careers, like Diane Luby Lane, who left a successful commercial acting career to start Get Lit – Words Ignite, a California-based youth empowerment organization that engages students through poetry and is making a real difference in the lives of young people. 

Job-hunting in the Bay Area? Our friends at ReServe are looking for a talented Program Coordinator in San Francisco to help launch a new, local affiliate of their national program; see details here and please share. 

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Phyllis Segal: Once an inmate, now a CEO: Ex-con works to turn youths around

Ann MacDougall: You’re Not Busy, You’re Just Rude

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

This week, The White House draft budget called for the elimination of AmeriCorps and Senior Corps, cuts that would impact over 1,100 faith-based and community organizations, put 80,000 AmeriCorps members out of work and prevent 270,000 Senior Corps members 60+ from providing vital service to their communities. Contact your members of Congress here TODAY, and urge them to protect national service and the multigenerational corps members who provide essential services across our country. And read why Gen2Gen Campaign Director & our VP Eunice Nichols believes we need to stand up for national service to create a better future for future generations.