Make a Difference This MLK Day of Service: Top #EncoreNews of the Week

Encore in the Media and Other News

We know older adults make ideal mentors, and can help support the 9 million kids in America who grow up without one. Read more about this Monday’s MLK Day of Service, and opportunities to join the Generation to Generation campaign. Then, explore mentoring opportunities here via our partner MENTOR.

Learn how Corita Brown, Director of the Generation to Generation Learning Lab, is helping our partners, entrepreneurial communities and organizations create “intergenerational impact zones” that will benefit young and old alike. She asks: What successful programs have you seen?

Chuck Leddy explains why engaging all generations will be key for companies seeking to prevent a middle market “brain drain.”

Live in NYC and ready for your next act? Explore the Encore Transition Program at Union Theological Seminary.

Read what career experts, including our VP Marci Alboher, have to say about their 2017 boomer predictions. 

What’s your primary source of meaning in life? Take this quiz and find out. Learn more in this excerpt of Emily Esfahani Smith’s new book, “The Power of Meaning.” 

What We’re Reading (and Watching)

Corita Brown: Shifting Philanthropy from Charity to Justice

Sarah McKinney: Michelle Obama’s Final Speech As First Lady

Marci Alboher: “I Am Jane Doe” Takes on Backpage

Encore.org’s Social Action Pick of the Week

Make an impact this MLK Day through acts of service! Sign our pledge to create a better future for future generations and we’ll connect you to Mentor.org to find local ways to get involved.