Meet 15 New Innovation Fellows

Meet 15 New Innovation Fellows

We’re excited to introduce you to our 15 newest Innovation Fellows! They bridge generational divides while fighting for racial and environmental justice, supporting mental health, strengthening communities, healing trauma, registering young people to vote, reducing...

Today, Encore.org Becomes CoGenerate

Today, Encore.org Becomes CoGenerate

“Co” means together in Latin. Think connection, collaboration, community. Think CoGenerate. Today’s a big day for us. We’re changing our name from Encore.org to CoGenerate because we believe there’s never been a more critical — or more promising — time to reach across...

Serena Bian and Ernest Gonzales Join CoGenerate’s Board

Serena Bian and Ernest Gonzales Join CoGenerate’s Board

Last year, Serena Bian and Ernest Gonzales became Encore Public Voices Fellows, a group of more than 60 activists and experts working with Encore.org and The OpEd Project to shape public conversation at the intersection of aging, longevity, intergenerational...

Eunice Nichols receives the 2019 James Irvine Foundation Leadership Award

By | Feb 11, 2019

Today the Irvine Foundation announced the winners of its 2019 Leadership Awards, recognizing “innovative, effective leaders whose breakthrough solutions to critical challenges improve people’s lives, create opportunity, and contribute to a better California.”

We’re thrilled to let you know that Eunice Lin Nichols — vice president at Encore.org, director of the Gen2Gen campaign, and one of the most wonderful people I know — is among the five winners.

Take a few minutes to watch the video below  and you’ll understand why.

A daughter of immigrants and mother to two young boys, Eunice talks unabashedly and often about love and family. Her mission, as she puts it, is to “give every child a caring older adult in their corner, a grounded sense of belonging and home, and a different vision for what it means to grow old.”

As she said in a talk recently, “There’s no stronger human stance than to spend yourself on the next generation.”

Congratulations to you, Eunice, and thank you for all you do and for all you’ve taught us. And hats off to the Irvine Foundation for recognizing your genius and investing in the work you lead.