Marc Freedman’s TEDx Talk is Live! Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

In his new TEDx talk “How to Live Forever,” our CEO Marc Freedman makes a strong case for why bringing old and young together can help re-route the river of life to its natural course, while improving the prospects of vulnerable youth at the same time. Watch his full talk here, and please share widely! We’ll be sharing this with the broader world next week. (click to tweet

Marc also spoke with Andrew Scott, author of The 100 Year Life, about the changing perceptions of aging and work, and how different generations benefit from working together. (click to tweet)

We’re thrilled to announce the Gen2Gen Challenge semifinalists — social innovators engaging people over 50 to help young people thrive.  Public voting on the 5 finalists will continue through the end of the month, and while Encore.org staff can’t vote, we need your help spreading the word. Janet Oh, Director of The Encore Prize, introduces you to our 15 semifinalists here. Get the word out with sample language from our social media toolkit. (click to tweet)

In our newest story with The Christian Science Monitor, 2014 Purpose Prize fellow — and former prison warden — Alexandreena Dixon uses her passion around dance to inspire young people through African storytelling cultural rituals and traditions. (click to tweet)

This powerful piece by Courtney Martin explains why so many of us spend too much of our time with people of our own generation — and offers ideas to turn that around including through our Gen2Gen campaign. (click to tweet)

Finally, read how the Social Venture Partners Encore Fellows program in Portland is helping retirees connect with local nonprofits and put their skills to good use. (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Ann MacDougall: Let’s End AgeismTED.com

Marci Alboher: Writing the Script for Your Next ActNew York Times

Julia Randell-Khan: Peterborough social impact bond becomes a proof pointImpactAlpha

Phyllis Segal: Have Smartphones Destroyed a Generation?The Atlantic

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

How might we equip and connect those who are underemployed to sustainable jobs in the innovation economy? The Fall 2017 Civic Accelerator is addressing the issues of workforce development and employment opportunities, and is looking for organizations working in underserved communities. Know of an organization that might be interested in joining? Tell them to apply here by the August 25th deadline. (click to tweet)