Encore in the Media and Other News
A new report by the Milken Institute Center on the Future of Aging describes how our Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign is supporting purposeful aging. We also loved seeing Purpose Prize fellow Henry Rock featured in the report; Rock’s encore work helps young African-American entrepreneurs bring change to their communities — a shining example of Gen2Gen in action!
This Next Avenue piece explains why donating to educational causes that help the next generation is in all of our interests, and how Gen2Gen provides older adults a chance to give back.
Looking for ways to give back this holiday season? Consider becoming a Strive for College mentor, and help a young person apply for college! We’re looking for experienced adults who live anywhere (it’s all virtual), so sign up here and we’ll count you towards our goal of driving 217 new mentors for Strive by January 1, 2017.
In our newest feature by our media partner The Christian Science Monitor, read how Char Williams raises her voice in court for foster children as a volunteer advocate.
We’re thrilled to see our VP Jim Emerman selected as 826 Valencia’s Volunteer of the Month!
What We’re Reading (and Watching)
Phyllis Segal: Finding America’s Mother Teresa
Marci Alboher: A Year of Big Ideas in Social Change
Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week
This week’s pick comes from our Gen2Gen partner the Afterschool Alliance, which will award $10,000 to an outstanding afterschool program that has demonstrated excellence providing literacy support to young English language learners. If you’re part of an organization that should apply, share the information with them here — but be sure to act fast: The deadline’s December 16th.