Writing the Way to Peace: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

In this latest story  in our partnership with the Christian Science Monitor, National Book Award-winning author (and Purpose Prize fellow) Maxine Hong Kingston tells how — and why — she gathered 800 veterans to write their way to peace. 

Our CEO Marc Freedman recently joined the board of Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) partner EnCorp Stem Teachers program. As Marc said: “EnCorps is a brilliant effort to leverage the talent of seasoned STEM professionals to shape the next generation of teachers — and the kind of program that should spread throughout the country.”

Imagine hosting a dinner party that nurtured your body, mind and spirit, while connecting generations. That’s what All Our Kids DC founders David Simpson and his wife Kathy Fletcher do, every week. Now, they’re offering tips in this DIY post on how others can do the same. Explore more DIY ideas and share your own here.

Know anyone in Palm Springs? Our VP Marci Alboher will join a team of experts on March 4th at the Second Half Institute to talk about encore careers; see details and registration info here

NYC friends: Catch a viewing of 2015 Purpose Prize winner Jamal Joseph’s new film, “Chapter and Verse,” which puts a face to incarceration stats, and shows us what happens to a man when he’s released from prison, but still a prisoner to the broken system of re-entry (see review here via the LA Times). 

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Marc Freedman: A Couple Used to Breaking the Color Line

Helen Zelon: How to Close a Gender Gap: Let Employees Control Their Schedules

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

When you’re present for a young person, you can help them achieve more in school, stay on the right track and improve their self-confidence — evidence that you’re making a real difference in their lives. If you’re ready to mentor a young person, consider becoming a “Big” Brother or Sister today with our Generation to Generation partner, Big Brothers Big Sisters. Find a local opportunity here