Join the Gen2Gen Summer Challenge: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

For too many kids, summer is a time when learning stops, meals can be scarce and caring adults outside the family — like teachers, coaches and other grown-ups — are less accessible. Want to know how you can help? Join our Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) Summer Challenge at www.iamgen2gen.org, and register here for our webinar on May 22nd (spots are limited) to learn how you can make a real difference for youth this summer! Please help spread the word (click to tweet).

Now that people are living longer, more dynamic lives, how should society adjust? Hear what our founder and CEO Marc Freedman, and our board member Sherry Lansing, told Milken Global Conference attendees. 

Did you know that 77 percent of adults wish they had more opportunities in their communities to meet and get to know people of different ages? Check out the new report from our Gen2Gen partner Generations United and The Eisner Foundation, “I Need You, You Need Me: The Young, The Old, and What We Can Achieve Together.” 

This Senior Corps Week, read why our Gen2Gen Operations Director Megan McCarthy — who spent 10 years serving as a Senior Corps RSVP Director — says promoting the values of older adults comes second nature to her.

Congrats to our Gen2Gen partner All our Kids on their gorgeous new website, which showcases how they’re leveraging the time, talents and wisdom of older adults to help unleash the potential of young people. Want to know how to do what they’re doing so well? Check out their tip sheet on iamGen2Gen.org. 

Finally, we’re hiring for several positions! Be a part of the encore movement — and a talented, creative team of professionals — in one of these new jobs.

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Phyllis Segal: Watch Obama’s Full Profiles in Courage Award Speech

Marci Alboher: Aging, Season 2, Episode 10 via Lena Dunham’s “Women of the Hour” podcast

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

The Global Good Fund’s Diana Davis Spencer Fellowship seeks individuals trying to make the world a better place through business — and in particular, “social entrepreneurs creating jobs for Americans over 50.” Their programs supercharge individuals running social enterprises by providing executive mentorship, targeted funding and access to an exclusive global network. The due date for all applications is June 30, 2017; apply here