10 ways you can support early childhood education

10 ways you can support early childhood education

by Madeline Dangerfield-Cha and Joy Zhang Encore.org recently published an essay by Madeline Dangerfield-Cha and Joy Zhang titled, “Making the Case for Intergenerational Childcare: How Adults 50+ Can Support Home-Based and Family Childcare Centers.” To read the full...
10 ways you can help boost childhood literacy

10 ways you can help boost childhood literacy

Are you a do-it-yourselfer over 50 who’s eager to help kids learn to read? This list, from our Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign, is for you. 1. Search and you may find. Find out where your time and experience are needed by using the Generation to Generation...
What do Yo Yo Ma and Oprah have in common?

What do Yo Yo Ma and Oprah have in common?

“The elders can become a fiercely independent and robust force for good.” – Nelson Mandela, Former President of South Africa For nearly two decades, Encore.org has been inventing new ways to tap the talent of people 50+ as a force for social good. Thirteen...
Community and Comfort: Tips for retaining older volunteers

Community and Comfort: Tips for retaining older volunteers

Nearly 60 nonprofit professionals gathered in Los Angeles recently for a workshop on how to recruit, deploy and retain volunteers over 50. Their advice: Create a sense of community and comfort so your volunteers feel safe, valued and connected to others of all ages....
Who won The Encore Prize?

Who won The Encore Prize?

Critical Bridge and Hire Autism win $50,000 awards to bring mentors over 50 into the lives of young people who need champions Excitement was in the air, as the five finalists for The Encore Prize gave their three-minute pitches to a live audience of 125 people in...
$100,000 in cash prizes for innovation across generations

$100,000 in cash prizes for innovation across generations

How can we get more people over 50 engaged in the lives of young people who need more champions? Today, Encore.org announced 15 semi-finalists for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge. Each of them has a great answer to that question. “Millions of kids...