A New Norm for Intergenerational Collaboration: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

In this interview with GeroInspired, Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) Communications Director Sarah McKinney describes how our campaign seeks to create a new norm for intergenerational collaboration.  

We’re so pleased to see our CEO Marc Freedman and VP Jim Emerman’s policy innovation to add pre-retirement education benefits into social security selected for further development and financial support by AARP.

Apps are now open for the Columbia Center for Oral History Research’s 2017 Summer Institute on Oral History and Aging, which seeks a diverse group of participants to help create an interdisciplinary analysis of aging.

Don’t miss the Aging Without Borders Virtual Summit, which takes place now through March 4th, and introduces you to 55 of the world’s most influential experts in the aging revolution, including Paul Irving, Jan Hively, Dorian Mintzer, Ashton Applewhite and many other leaders in the encore movement.

We’re excited to be partnering with Be Social Change on March 7th to celebrate and connect with New York’s nonprofit sector at the New York Nonprofit Mixer — join us!

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Paul Taylor: We thought Gen X was a bunch of slackers. Now they’re the suits.

Nisaa Askia: Social Innovation Comes to Pennsylvania Avenue

Sandy Fernandes: Learn How Two Communities Prevent Social Isolation

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Are you “cool as a cucumber, in the fast lane” and ready to “fight for the user”? These are just a few of the qualities that Gen2Gen partner Crisis Text Line — a national nonprofit that provides free, 24/7 support to people in crisis — wants in their next intern. And we think encore talent could be a great fit! Check out all of their internship openings here, and consider applying today. And if you have 5 minutes, check out this great new story of how Crisis Text Line is making it easier for Facebook users to report suicide or self-injury via live-chat support.