Marc Freedman Speaks at TEDx this Month: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

If you’re in SF on July 22nd, come hear our founder and CEO Marc Freedman talk at TEDx San Francisco about tapping encore talent to solve big social problems. (click to tweet)

We’re thrilled to see San Jose leverage the skills of older adults to enhance IT operations in government, and hope more cities follow their path! (click to tweet)

257 supporters have asked their mayors to stand up for kids this summer by proclaiming Summer Learning Day in their community! Have you? Get the proclamation and template here. (click to tweet)

Our friend Debbie Galant’s recent Hack Aging hackathon brought together students and older adults to imagine a better future for aging in the U.S., and tools to make those ideas concrete. (click to tweet

Ordinary Americans have the ability to influence government, and our board member David Bornstein highlights examples of democracy at work in this New York Times piece. (click to tweet)

Gen2Gen campaign advisor Eric Liu challenges people to think about the question “What’s My Y?” and identify places in their communities for bridging social capital. (click to tweet)

Finally, Encore.org friend and Airbnb advisor, Chip Conley offers insights on being a “Modern Elder” on the 100 Year Life podcast. (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Michelle Hynes: Rethinking Alumni Programs for Greater Impact, SSIR

Sandy Fernandes: This travel group sets up adventures for grandparents and kids, GrindTV

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Got a big idea to help improve your community? The AARP Community Challenge wants to fund projects to help build momentum in communities nationwide. Projects can be big or small and range from short-term activities costing a few hundred dollars to sizable efforts that might need thousands. Read the details of eligibility and submit a proposal by the July 15th deadline. (click to tweet)