Intel Engineer Now Prepares Youth for Jobs in Tech: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

In one of our newest Encore Fellow stories, read how Fancy Bryant transitioned from a 19-year engineering career at Intel to helping prepare local youth for jobs in tech. (click to tweet)

This Next Avenue profile of the five $50,000 AARP Purpose Prize winners offers fresh insights into the winners’ nonprofits — all of which have a unique Gen2Gen intersection. (click to tweet)

After attending the recent Eisner Foundation event for nonprofits looking to engage adults 50+, our colleague Sarah McKinney describes how to best engage older volunteers. (click to tweet)

In a post describing the people who’ve inspired him to make a positive impact on the world, our friend Rev’d Dr. Ed Horstmann gives this nice shoutout to our VP Marci Alboher: “I am thankful for people like Marci Alboher, who believe in second acts and are helping people to craft them as their lives mature.” We feel the same! (click to tweet)

There’s “a dividend of talent and experience” that older professionals bring to the workplace, which we can apply toward making our communities better, our President Ann MacDougall tells Steve Leveen. (click to tweet)

If you’re retired with a cause you’re passionate about, this Kiplinger piece offers tips — including some from our VP Marci Alboher — on starting your own nonprofit. (click to tweet)

In this American Lawyer piece (note: free account required), our board member — and Milken Institute Center for the Future of Aging chair — Paul Irving offers advice to lawyers on how to start their next act. (click to tweet)

Finally, congrats to 2012 Purpose Prize winner Susan Burton, whose “Becoming Mrs. Burton” is the inaugural winner of the Goddard Riverside Stephan Russo Book Prize for Social Justice! (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Aaron Larsen: Are Grandmas the Answer to America’s Child Care Woes? Slate.com

Jim Emerman: Retired Docs Come to the Aid of Rural Health ClinicsCalifornia Health Report

Stef Weiss: Why Doing Good Is Good for the Do-GooderThe New York Times

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

In the wake of another horrific attack on innocent civilians, this time in New York, our 2011 Purpose Prize fellow Douglas M. Johnston’s International Center for Religion & Diplomacy (ICRD) encourages us to find and celebrate those who are making their faith part of the solution to global problems, including violence. The ICRD is soliciting nominations for their 2018 Faith-in-Action Award, which recognizes a prominent individual who has demonstrated remarkable leadership in advancing spiritual reconciliation in the course of her or his life’s work. Learn more and nominate here by December 15th. (click to tweet)