$100,000 in Cash Prizes for Innovation Across Generations

How can we get more people over 50 engaged in the lives of young people who need more champions? Today, Encore.org announced 15 semi-finalists for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge. Each of them has a great answer to that question. “Millions of kids...

Encore Fellow in Miami Works to Benefit Youth

Kevin Vericker is demonstrating how adults can impact the lives of youth by working with the City of Miami to help increase high school graduation rates and postsecondary access in five general studies high schools. Published: August 2, 2017

A Warm Welcome (Home) to Stefanie Weiss

It’s a pleasure to welcome Stef Weiss to Encore.org in her new role as Generation to Generation’s Strategic Communications Director. She will lead communications strategy and narrative change for the Gen2Gen campaign, and work with Marc Freedman on his...

Stand up for National Service

I was 25 when I inadvertently landed in the mecca of national service, leading Experience Corps Bay Area, an intergenerational tutoring program fueled by service members of all ages. Over the course of the most formative decade of my career, I found myself working...

A Case Study in Living #Gen2Gen

After decades as a corporate lawyer, banker and nonprofit executive director, Betsy Werley hit midlife and decided to dedicate her energy and talents to change the culture for others in the years formerly occupied by retirement. Today, as director of network expansion...

Is Opportunity Knocking for Today’s Young People?

Access to opportunity – that’s what our nation stands for, what many of us have fought for, and what a lot of us over 50 want most for the next generation. So how are young people in the U.S. doing on this year’s Opportunity Index, which measures 20 economic,...