Tapping Encore Talent to Improve Childcare: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

A new essay by two social entrepreneurs at Stanford offers ways that adults 50+ can help support the mostly low-income women of color who run home-based and family child care centers in the U.S., of which nearly half of all children 0-5 attend. (click to tweet)

Yes — people over 50 can be a powerful force for good, as this new video by Encore.org and Gen2Gen shows. (click to tweet)

When it comes to thinking about your encore career, “It could be your income comes from one type of work and you volunteer, or you find a paying job that actually delivers both—pay and social impact—in one package,” our VP Marci Alboher tells Forbes. (click to tweet)

Thanks to all of our Gen2Gen supporters for a fantastic first year! See this infographic for highlights of what we’ve accomplished. (click to tweet)

If you’re a do-it-yourselfer over 50 who’s eager to help kids learn to read, this list from our Gen2Gen campaign is for you. (click to tweet)

Behind most dramatic later-life reinventions you’ll often find a “homecoming,” our CEO Marc Freedman tells New Idea. (click to tweet)

A new video from our new partner, 3-Minute Storyteller, features 2015 Purpose Prize fellow Vy Higginsen, whose encore is all about passing the culture of African American music from generation to generation. (click to tweet)

These #GivingTuesday tips can guide your giving through the rest of 2017. One of our favorites: Giving to disaster relief organizations — like 2014 Purpose Prize Winner David Campbell’s All Hands Volunteers. (click to tweet)

Our Gen2Gen Toolbox offers great resources for organizations that want to attract, recruit, and train older adults as staff and volunteers. (click to tweet)

Register for the Search Institute’s free webinar on Dec. 5th to learn more about the practical ways that adults can build relationships that put young people on the path to thriving. (click to tweet)

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Sarah McKinney: Kids are the future? So are older adults!Nonprofit AF

Stef Weiss: Nonprofits Give ‘Disconnected’ Youths Another ChanceThe New York Times

Jim Emerman: Why More Philanthropists Are Giving Before They DieThe Atlantic

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

The 2017 Purpose Prize winners “remind us that a single determined individual with a big heart and a great idea can be unstoppable in service for all mankind,” writes AARP CEO Jo Ann Jenkins. Know someone who’s using their time, talent and experience to improve the world in their encore career? Nominate for the 2018 Purpose Prize award here by the March 6th deadline. (click to tweet)