Why National Service Matters: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

Get ready for summer! Gen2Gen is excited to be helping in the areas of summer learning loss, access to healthy meals, safer places to play, and finding and preparing for summer employment. Read about this and more in a Q&A featuring Gen2Gen Communications Director Sarah McKinney — by Gen2Gen partner Independent Sector.

Encore.org board member Sherry Lansing — the first woman to head a major Hollywood studio — knows a thing or two about re-invention in purposeful encores. Read her story, Leading Lady, and listen to her talk about the “next chapter” of her career in this Marketplace interview.

Tick-tock, encore-arena entrepreneurs and social innovators: We’re counting down to deadline for applications for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge. Apply by May 7 for a chance to win a year of coaching — and, for two winners, $50,000 each.

Know someone doing a terrific job improving their local community? Shine a light their way and nominate them today for a daily Point of Light award.

Spring’s here and summer’s around the corner: Want to volunteer to play with kids? Get in touch with the folks at Playworks – they need helping hands.

Encore.org/Generation to Generation is hiring! Seeking a Mobilization Director with deep, diverse campaign experience and a part-time Campaign Operations Assistant. If you like to work hard to build a better future for future generations, we want to hear from you.

What We’re Reading

Five Elements of a Thriving Justice Ecosystem: Pursuing Deep Equity

Generation Game: What Can Students and the Elderly Teach Each Other?

A young man in Oakland has captured the wisdom of his elders on a blog and in a book

Mr. Wilson’s Second Act

Social Action Pick of the Week

National service programs like AmeriCorps, Senior Corps and Foster Grandparents have changed countless lives — and strengthened communities nationwide. Read Encore.org VP Phyllis Segal’s thoughts on why national service programs should expand — not be eliminated — here.  Once you do, take five minutes to speak out for national service that benefits all generations.