Meet the 2012 Purpose Prize Winners
12/05/2012 - 06:29:18am
If you’re looking for inspiration, here are five stories that reveal the power of social innovation – and the capacity of individuals in their encore careers.
Marigold Contest Winners Are Changing Lives – And So Can You
08/16/2012 - 12:29:02pm
In 2000, a young man was shot and killed outside Karen Blessen’s home in Dallas. This senseless murder motivated Blessen, a Pulitzer Prize-winning graphic designer, to found 29 Pieces, a nonprofit that uses art to spur social change through its program MasterPEACE: Young Artists Making a Kinder World.
New York Times: Sharpening Your Mind in Midlife
01/31/2012 - 02:15:13pm
If you're thinking about going back to school, consider this: “For those in midlife and beyond, a college degree appears to slow the brain’s aging process by up to a decade, adding a new twist to the cost-benefit analysis of higher education – for young students as well as those thinking about returning to school.”
So says a recent New York Times article, which makes the case that education in the encore years boosts mental agility.
Fast Company: Encore Fellowship Suits Career Shifter
01/11/2012 - 07:42:21am
The decades-long career is in decline. And for many, that’s a good thing.
“Tacking swiftly from job to job and field to field, learning new skills all the while, resembles the pattern that increasingly defines our careers,” writes Anya Kamenetz in Fast Company magazine.
According to federal statistics, as of 2010, the median number of years U.S. workers had been in their jobs was 4.4 years.
Civic Ventures, an innovative and influential nonprofit leading the call to create an encore stage of life and engage millions of baby boomers as a vital workforce for change, seeks an exceptional individual to provide critical writing and web content management skills for our national communications department.