Using Experience to Become a More Informed Voter
10/11/2012 - 10:13:52am
By Harry J. Getzov
"You live through something like the Great Depression, in an area like the Dust Bowl, it's gonna affect the way you view the world," North Kansas City's Roy "Mac" McCormack once explained to me. Mac was 102 at the time, by the way. "And when you have nothing – I mean absolutely nothing – lemme tell you," he continued, "you have to work. And I mean work hard," he added, smiling.
If You Have a Couch, You’ll Want to Read This Story
10/08/2012 - 02:53:38pm
Years ago, Purpose Prize winner Arlene Blum helped ban toxic chemicals once commonplace in children’s pajamas. Now, as The New York Times Magazine highlights, Blum is targeting a potentially dangerous product we all use: the couch.
Finding Work That Keeps You Happy and Healthy … And Pays the Bills
09/28/2012 - 10:33:20am
Kerry Hannon knows careers.
Fellowships Devoted to Community Service
09/24/2012 - 01:10:21pm
Many of us in our 50s and 60s have The Itch.
SAN FRANCISCO – Adults 50 and older want to help younger generations succeed and are willing to offer their time and expertise to make it happen, according to a new research study sponsored by Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) and Participant Media, the entertainment company known for such socially relevant films as An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., and Waiting for Superman.
New Survey Shows Intergenerational Solidarity Despite Bad Economy
09/19/2012 - 01:28:58pm
A new national survey sponsored by Encore.org and Participant Media, the entertainment company responsible for such socially relevant films as An Inconvenient Truth, Food, Inc., and Waiting for Superman, finds that people 50 and older are indeed interested in helping younger generations, despite the oft-repeated claims that competition over jobs is pushing younger and older workers into a zero-sum game.
Last Chance to Enter Your Good Idea for a $5,000 Prize
09/18/2012 - 05:03:16pm
John Fugazzie won $5,000 to help people find work through support groups. Charlene Turner Johnson won $5,000 to start turning abandoned houses into homes for homeless veterans and families. Deborah Greymoon won $5,000 to save women's lives through safer childbirth in the developing world.
Interested in an encore career but don't know where to start? Check out The Encore Career Handbook, a comprehensive, nuts-and-bolts guide to finding passion, purpose and a paycheck in the second half of life.
Can We Solve the Jobs Crisis? Check Out This Discussion
08/28/2012 - 06:48:52am
Tune in online Wednesday, 1:30 p.m. Eastern, to HuffPost Live, as Encore.org founder and CEO Marc Freedman joins some big names in Tampa., Fla., during the Republican National Convention to talk about solving the unemployment crisis.
Freedman’s fellow panelists are:
Using a Childhood Passion to Help Children at Risk
08/21/2012 - 06:22:22am
By Philip Lilienthal
A native New Yorker, I got my first major dose of education as a camper at my father’s summer camp in Maine, and my second as a Peace Corps volunteer in Africa. Both experiences have played a part in my encore career, using the intervention of camp to help African children understand the dangers of HIV/AIDS.