Slash Careers, Older Teachers, and Fighting Hunger: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

We love Lucy Kellaway’s recent TEDx talk about her new venture “Now Teach” in the UK, and her call to other older professionals to follow her into teaching. A powerful reminder of what encore and Gen2Gen are all about! (click to tweet)

Here’s the latest in Forbes on why millennials want slash careers (a term coined by our own Marci Alboher). But people of all ages are embracing the slash concept — encore careers are all about blending your own work/life mix. (click to tweet)

Three big updates from our Gen2Gen Campaign this week: 

  • Imagine you’ve got $100,000 to invest in two great ideas that connect older adults and kids who need champions. Who would you give it to? Between August 8 and 31, you’ll get a chance to pick your favorites from among 15 innovators eager to win The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge. Sign up for Gen2Gen updates here so you get all the details once the public voting is live. (click to tweet)
  • We’re doing a photo challenge! Share your Gen2Gen moment with us here for a chance to win a $500 contribution to a nonprofit youth-serving organization of your choice* (see official rules). (click to tweet)
  • More than 22 million children depend on free and reduced-price lunch during the school year, but only 4 million now have access to summer meal programs. Our Gen2Gen Summer campaign is pitching in to help. Please join us by helping to support programs that are serving summer meals near you. (click to tweet)

South Korea continues to be a hotbed of encore activity, and has already implemented some “social participation” programs for retired government employees. This week, we hosted a group at our SF office (see photo below), including three representatives of the Retirement Planning Division of the Government Employees Pension Service. We’re looking forward to following their work! 

Finally, we’re hiring for some awesome positions with both our Gen2Gen Campaign, and Encore Fellowship Network! View openings here, and please help us spread the word. (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Veronica Kapnick: Why intergenerational teams are often more innovativeThe Telegraph

Betsy Werley: Retirement, deferred: Workers — and companies — grapple with a new realityThe Washington Post

Ann MacDougall: Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, Longevity Expert, Dies at (or Lives to) 105The New York Times

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

The Roddenberry Foundation is calling on today’s activists and changemakers to submit applications for the Roddenberry Fellowship. Selected fellows will receive $50K and executive coaching for one year. Applications open on July 25. Learn more here. (click to tweet)