Encore in the Media and Other News
We love it when our stories get picked by major media outlets! Watch this CBS News piece on Harry Cummins who uses boxing to connect with at-risk kids and patients battling Parkinson’s. (click to tweet)
So far, 6,500 people have voted nearly 40,000 times for their favorite Encore Prize semi-finalists — innovators using encore talent to help improve the lives of young people who need champions. Voting ends on August 31, so please vote here today (and every day this month) and use this toolkit to invite others to join you. (click to tweet)
We mourn the loss of New York Times journalist and civic leader Jack Rosenthal, an influential thinker who worked hard to promote the significance of global aging and the power of older adults as a force for social change.
Finally, our San Francisco office is very close to Crissy Field, so we’ll be watching with concern about the events taking place this coming weekend, as described in this lovely statement from the Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy.
What We’re Reading (and Watching)
Marci Alboher: How words change minds: The science of storytelling | Nat Kendall-Taylor, TEDxMidAtlanticSalon
Betsy Werley: Three scaling insights from the Accelerating Ideas Fund, Nesta
Sarah McKinney: Charlottesville, Turnaround for Children
Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week
This Grandparents Day we’re partnering with Caring Across Generations to communicate with our elected officials about the value and values of grandparents. Click here to send your postcard today, which will reach your senator’s office in time for Grandparents Day — Sunday, September 10. This is a chance to let our senators know how our grandparents’s values connect to the future we all want for young people! (click to tweet)