Take One Minute to Stand Up for Kids: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

Did you know that students from low-income families typically lose two to three months of reading skills every summer? Join us, and the 207 people who’ve already pledged to contact their mayor to proclaim July 13th Summer Learning Day. It’s so easy — just copy and paste our sample email language, then click send! (Click to tweet). 

In a new Forbes story, our board member Paul Irving shares great tips on how we can address the growing longevity inequality in our country, ensuring that cities are at the center of the solution. (Click to tweet).

Our friends at the Billions Institute offer SSIR readers these 8 suggestions on how to unleash groups of good people to exceed their own expectations and do great things. (Click to tweet).

After 48 years as a scout master, Bill Shaffer’s learned more than just teaching knot-tying, and offers Next Avenue readers life lessons on what keeps him young, including volunteering! (Click to tweet).

Our Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) partner Generations United held their 19th Global Intergenerational Conference last week, and our staff is still reminiscing about all of the powerful stories, learnings and ideas we came away with. Catch a re-cap of the conference here. (Click to tweet).

Thanks to our partner VolunteerMatch, the Gen2Gen campaign has been able to help bring countless local volunteer opportunities to adults who want to make a difference in the lives of children and youth, helping them build bridges to the next generation. (Click to tweet).

Finally, we’re seeking several talented, creative professionals to join our growing team. Please check out all open positions here and share with your networks. (Click to tweet).

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Marci Alboher: Uber Shows Why Gender Quotas Should Be Law for Company Boards, Motto

Phyllis Segal: Employers must prepare for retirees’ ‘encore’ careers, Benefits Canada

Corita Brown: Creating Breakout Innovation, SSIR

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

The D-Prize is awarding new entrepreneurs up to $20,000 to alleviate extreme poverty. They’ve researched a dozen poverty interventions which, if distributed at scale, will impact millions of people. Pitch them a solution in a two-page concept note by August 20. Up to 30 entrepreneurs will be awarded seed capital to launch a pilot. Join the competition at www.d-prize.org. (Click to tweet).