The Rise of Multigenerational Volunteering: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

At a time, some suggest, of simmering tension between the generations —  and when the current administration’s proposed budget threatens federal funding for AmeriCorps — multigenerational volunteering is a positive sign. That’s why we’re thrilled to see this Forbes piece, which describes our Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign as “perhaps the most ambitious and exciting multigenerational volunteering project today”!

The Eisner Foundation’s CEO Trent Stamp says it’s time for the 35 million older adults in the U.S. who are looking for opportunities to give back to their communities and their country to step forward and serve, through programs like our #Gen2Gen campaign.

new WorkingNation video shows how 2015 Purpose Prize fellow Henry Rock’s academy, City Startup Labs, teaches black male millennials about entrepreneurship — and how they can be community leaders and role models for the next generation.

Want to pass your values on to the kids in your life? Read Elaine Von Rosenstiel of Boomerang Giving’s inspiring example of how her granddaughter’s love of bedtime stories inspires conversations about giving.

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Paul Taylor: A wider partisan and ideological gap between younger, older generations

Veronica Kapnick: ‘If you’ve got a good life, why throw it out?:’ More very old Americans are working full-time

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

In an attempt to empower entrepreneurs globally, WeWork is launching their Creator Awards, which will award $20 million to entrepreneurs, artists, startups and nonprofits that are thinking in new ways, building fresh projects and achieving real change. Have an idea that’s ripe for sharing? See details here, and apply today.