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New $25K Grants Available to Bring Generations Together in Service

New $25K Grants Available to Bring Generations Together in Service

Now, more than ever, we need new ways to bring older and younger people together to solve problems and bridge divides. National service, which has traditionally been age-segregated, can play a critical role in bringing older and younger corps members and volunteers...

Mentoring, Sondheim Style

Mentoring, Sondheim Style

The stories are coming out of the woodwork. He sent a short note on his letterhead, he signed the Playbill, he came to a local production, he offered to talk on the phone. Some who have these memories are famous – Lynn Nottage, Lin Manuel Miranda, Jonathan Larson —...

Hey Boomers: Here’s How To Pay It Forward on Climate Change

Hey Boomers: Here’s How To Pay It Forward on Climate Change

“Your generation caused this whole mess.” Our daughter’s summary of the climate crisis hit me hard. Of course, it wasn’t the first time I’d heard Boomer blame when it came to climate issues. A few years ago, philosopher and gerontologist Rick Moody summed up the...

Every Vaccine Corps Member Has a Story To Tell

Every Vaccine Corps Member Has a Story To Tell

In 2021, Encore.org joined with AmeriCorps Seniors and California Volunteers to launch the Encore Intergenerational Vaccine Corps, bringing retired medical professionals together with non-medical volunteers of all ages to boost vaccination rates at health centers in...

“All of My New Titles Have ‘Senior’ In Them”

“All of My New Titles Have ‘Senior’ In Them”

I’ve been a fan of the encore career concept that CoGenerate (formerly Encore.org) and its founder, Marc Freedman, have done so much to advance, ever since I first learned about it while president of The Atlantic Philanthropies. At the time, our program on aging was a...

Climate Change Doesn’t Always Provoke Generational Conflict

Climate Change Doesn’t Always Provoke Generational Conflict

On September 1, author and climate activist Bill McKibben announced that he’s launching Third Act to get more older Americans involved in climate activism. That’s good news. Too much responsibility has fallen on young people to lead the charge in demanding more swift...