8 roles for adults 50+ in early childhood care and education

8 roles for adults 50+ in early childhood care and education

By Corita BrownEncore.org sponsors a learning community for innovators who are testing or implementing strategies for engaging adults 50+ in the early care and education workforce. This blog shares ideas discussed by learning community members. Innovative leaders...
Survey: Nonprofit Staff Quickly Learn the Value of Colleagues over 50

Survey: Nonprofit Staff Quickly Learn the Value of Colleagues over 50

By Corita Brown“People are always asking me, ‘Why do you hire people over 60 to be on your team?’”Angela Bovill — the CEO of Ascentria Care Alliance, a New England-based organization that provides wraparound services for vulnerable children and families —...
A new look at how older volunteers fuel success at Jumpstart

A new look at how older volunteers fuel success at Jumpstart

Last summer, Kayla Weems was thrilled to get a promotion to senior site manager at Jumpstart, where she would oversee several Los Angeles programs designed to close the kindergarten readiness gap. But with the new role came a host of new responsibilities, a feeling of...
Looking through an opportunity lens

Looking through an opportunity lens

Changing how you see things can help you find resources hidden in plain sight. These three youth-serving organizations used an opportunity lens in their search for volunteers and staff. Here’s what they found. While he was in his nineties, my grandfather packed a bag,...