Meet the New Marigold Contest Winners, and Enter for a Chance to Win $5,000
07/25/2012 - 07:05:20am
When she was 56, Ellen Kamp’s husband died of a massive heart attack. The one person who was able to provide her with the support she needed was herself a widow.
Want some encore career advice? Learn from the experts
07/19/2012 - 01:00:34pm
We at Encore.org often hear from people who want to embark on encore careers that serve the greater good, but they just don’t know where to begin.
In addition to the resources on our website, there’s a new service from the creator of VocationVacations that may be of help. PivotPlanet provides individualized advice from experts in a variety of encore-friendly fields.
Where Do You Go for Education and Job Training in the Second Half of Life?
07/12/2012 - 09:19:41am
I’ve often said that we need a new kind of education suited to the new, encore stage of life. And I’m pleased to report that higher education is beginning to move to meet the needs of tens of millions of boomers who want to prepare for encore careers.
Which Ideas Are $5,000 Ideas? Help Pick and Enter for a Chance to Win
07/10/2012 - 02:34:53pm
They want to teach refugees, build a clinic in Kenya, impart life skills to inmates and more. The latest round of Marigold Ideas for Good Contest finalists want to put their ideas to work to improve lives.
And you can help them with just a click – your vote. Five of the 15 finalists will win $5,000 to act on their ideas. One of them will win the money, plus a trip valued at up to $5,000 from Road Scholar.
New Opportunities to Explore Encore Careers Online
07/05/2012 - 07:40:10am
Do you want an encore career but don’t know what job you want or how to get there? If so, check out four new online courses on exploring jobs, all designed for people 50 and older (although open to students of any age):
- Exploring Green Jobs
- Exploring Jobs in Caregiving
- Exploring Jobs in Community Engagement
- Exploring Jobs in Education
Marci Alboher has been rethinking the world of work since she created the popular Shifting Careers column for The New York Times. Now a vice president at Encore.org, Alboher recently chatted with The Allstate Blog about encore careers.
Encores for Nonprofit Leaders?
06/26/2012 - 06:42:01am
What’s next for long-term nonprofit founders and leaders who have devoted their working lives to solving social problems? That’s the focus of a survey featured this week in the Chronicle of Philanthropy.
Obama Awards Presidential Medal of Freedom to Purpose Prize Fellow
06/20/2012 - 10:27:53am
At a recent White House ceremony, Purpose Prize fellow Dolores Huerta became one of only 13 people – including such big names as former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright, former astronaut John Glenn and musician Bob Dylan – to receive the 2012 Presidential Medal of Freedom.
The medal is the nation’s highest civilian honor.
Like the stars of The Best Exotic Marigold Hotel, the first five winners of the Marigold Ideas for Good Contest are starting new chapters by finding purpose in the second half of life.
Participant Media, Encore.org and Road Scholar announced the first round of winners of the contest today, awarding each one a grant of $5,000. These five were chosen from among hundreds of individuals over 50 who submitted innovative projects for improving their communities and the world. The grand prize winner also won a trip with Road Scholar, valued at up to $5,000.
Check out These Great Ideas for Good and See How You Could Win $5,000
06/19/2012 - 08:29:54am
Deborah Greymoon, a Cascade, Colo., nurse and longtime midwife, has heard too many stories of women in the developing world endangered – sometimes killed – by unsafe birthing practices.