Gen2Gen Reads Launches! Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

This week we launched Gen2Gen Reads, our back-to-school effort to get more people 50+ into the lives of children who need help learning to read, and we’ve got plenty of ways for individuals of all generations to get involved: 

A huge congrats to the following individuals, who received big honors recently: 

In other news:

A great #Gen2Gen story: Peter Sherris, a retired cardiologist who runs the Rotary Club of Oakland’s KinderPrep program, is bridging the generation gap by giving older adults a chance to mentor. (click to tweet)

This beautiful new video profiles our Gen2Gen partner First 5 Santa Clara County’s volunteers. (click to tweet)

Two great opportunities to hear our board members speak in the SF Bay area:

  • On October 12th Ellen Goodman, founder of The Conversation Project, will be at the Commonwealth Club to talk about “The Most Important Conversation Americans Aren’t Having”; get tickets here. (click to tweet)
  • On October 24th, Paul Irving — chairman of the Milken Institute Center on the Future of Aging — will speak at the Stanford Distinguished Careers Institute. (click to tweet)

Washington Monthly just came out with its rankings of the best 4- and 2-year colleges for adult learners — meet them here. (click to tweet)

Encore.org President Ann MacDougall co-wrote this piece with BMe CEO Trabian Shorters on the need for a new narrative relating to older adults and black men of all ages. (click to tweet)

Finally, in the wake of the recent string of natural disasters, we’ve been closely following the work being done by All Hands Volunteers, an organization created by Purpose Prize winner David Campbell. This New York Times story includes All Hands in a short list of organizations to providing needed aid to victims right now. (click to tweet)

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

What will it take to achieve the healthiest generation possible? Join the GenH Challenge, a $1 million social innovation competition seeking novel ideas for the front lines of care, to see how your clever idea can change the trajectory of health. Got a great idea to submit? Enter it here. (click to tweet)