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2020 Election: The Candidates’ National Service Plans

2020 Election: The Candidates’ National Service Plans

  One presidential hopeful has a service proposal to unite generations I’ve been studying the candidates running for president, searching for ideas they have to bring us together as a nation. As a former board member of the federal Corporation for National and...

Giving

Giving

Five p.m. on a Tuesday, mid-winter. I’m sitting in the basement of St. Cyril’s Macedonian Orthodox Church in Regent Park in downtown Toronto. Teenagers drift in – by turns chatty, solemn, effusive, shy. Quickly they shed their coats to colonize the bare beat-up tables...

My Encore Fellowship Opened Doors

My Encore Fellowship Opened Doors

After 36 years at IBM, Greg Burnett became an Encore Fellow at The Salvation Army of Stamford, Connecticut. He worked full time for five months, focusing on strategic planning, community outreach and program development (he helped to create a new scholarship program...

Marc Freedman: Building Bridges Across Generations

Marc Freedman: Building Bridges Across Generations

The CEO of Encore.org explains why it's important to society for older citizens to mix with younger people as the age gap widens. Want to live forever? Marc Freedman can help. No, he’s not one of the Silicon Valley “immortalists” seeking to radically prolong human...

Host a Clothing Swap: Gen2Gen Style

Host a Clothing Swap: Gen2Gen Style

Great 'new' clothing and accessories aren't the only treasures to be discovered When my mother started her now-famous clothing swap about 11 years ago, we weren’t thinking, “Let’s bring the generations together.” We were thinking, “Let’s figure out how to indulge our...

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