The Urgent Need to Stop Gun Violence Before It Starts

The Urgent Need to Stop Gun Violence Before It Starts

This week, I spent two days with Nicole Hockley, whose 6-year-old son Dylan was shot at Sandy Hook five years ago, dying in the arms of his special education assistant, who also died trying to protect him. I’m a mother with a son the same age as Dylan, and my heart...
Make Room at The Table During the Holidays

Make Room at The Table During the Holidays

A 2017 Influencer in Aging asks: What wouldn’t you do for family? This essay was published previously by Next Avenue as part of a series of blogs written by winners of the 2017 Influencers in Aging Award. My mom was 22 when she left Taiwan. It was her first time...

A Warm Welcome (Home) to Stefanie Weiss

It’s a pleasure to welcome Stef Weiss to Encore.org in her new role as Generation to Generation’s Strategic Communications Director. She will lead communications strategy and narrative change for the Gen2Gen campaign, and work with Marc Freedman on his...

Stand up for National Service

I was 25 when I inadvertently landed in the mecca of national service, leading Experience Corps Bay Area, an intergenerational tutoring program fueled by service members of all ages. Over the course of the most formative decade of my career, I found myself working...