A New Program to Launch Encore Careers: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

Encore transition programs are all the rage. This weeks brings news about two of them — one in NYC and one in Minneapolis, both created by former board members of Encore.org.

  • The new University of Minnesota Advanced Careers (UMAC ) Initiative is a yearlong program in Minneapolis designed to help adults 55+ launch encore careers. (Full deets in this write-up from our media partner NextAvenue.org.) (click to tweet)
  • Applications are now open for the Encore Transition Program at Union Theological Seminary. See details here, and check out this great profile of the program’s first cohort earlier this year in The New York Times. (click to tweet)

This summer, our Gen2Gen supporters have been busy providing assistance to kids and families both nearby and online. Thanks to so many of them, nearly 300 mayors are more aware of how tough the summer can be. How did you stand up for kids this summer? If you’ve got a photo of a favorite Gen2Gen moment, share it with us here! (click to tweet)

Purpose Prize honorees are everywhere, even your local Whole Foods! The new Whole Foods in Harlem will be carrying ‘Mama’s One Sauce,’ created by 2015 Purpose Prize fellow Vy Higginsen‘s and a portion of each bottle sold will benefit Mama Foundation for the Arts, which runs music programs across the generations. We love this video. (click to tweet)

Our friend Mark Miller’s new piece in The New York Times explores an idea we’ve been talking up — a “gap year for grownups.” (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Marci Alboher: Local Encore Initiatives Launching This Fall, AARP Twin Cities

Eunice Lin Nichols: R-E-S-P-E-C-T, The Gathering

Ann MacDougall: How a New Breed of Nonprofit Leader Is Driving Social Change, The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Stef Weiss: Working From Home Makes You Happier and ‘Massively’ More Productive, According to Science, Inc.

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Are you a mid- or late-career professional working in business, nonprofits, philanthropy, academia, or government, and looking to apply your passion for solving complex problems in your community, throughout the U.S., and the world? Apply for the 2018 Presidio Institute Fellows Program. Details, including deadlines here. (click to tweet)