Nonprofits’ Growing Need for Encore Talent: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

More nonprofits are realizing that they can benefit from the experience, maturity and passion of older adults, as this piece in Kiplinger explains.  

If you know any extraordinary people over 50 who use their life experience to make a better future for all, nominate them for the $50,000 AARP Purpose Prize, says our CEO Marc Freedman. 

Hear Marc’s thoughts on the critical need for pathways to purpose and education for people of all ages, in a conversation with NPR’s On Point Radio.

Gen2Gen partner Playworks aims to make recess a time when all kids feel secure and included. They’re a shining example of how older adults can mobilize within a local community! Read more about their work in Boston. 

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Jim Emerman: The robot that takes your job should pay taxes, says Bill Gates

Sarah McKinney: Growing up with Grandma on Chicago’s South Side’s Social Action Pick of the Week

We’re so proud to support experienced adults across the country who deeply engage in their communities to improve the lives of young people, as our #Gen2Gen campaign shows. Uniting people of all backgrounds to help bridge social divides makes our society unique — and underscores the essential need for national service. But the agency that coordinates national service programs may soon be at risk. On Friday, February 17, The New York Times reported that the Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS), which adminsters the AmeriCorps and Senior Corps programs, has been included on a list of federal agencies that could be eliminated in the FY 2018 federal budget. Here’s what you can do TODAY to make a difference: Join America’s Service Commissions, Service Year, and Voices for National Service and ask Congress to protect and fully fund CNCS and its programs. Please visit this helpful link for call instructions and a call script.