Encore Careers Summit: 'Growling and kicking for social change,' by Gara LaMarche
12/08/2008 - 03:03:13pm
In a rousing call to action at the Encore Careers Summit, Gara LaMarche (at left) urged older Americans to heed the call to service that was a hallmark of President-elect Barack Obama’s campaign as well as push for policy changes that will help launch encore careers. His speech was featured on the home page of The Huffington Post.
As president and CEO of The Atlantic Philanthropies, one of the few foundations focused on aging, and as a former leader with Human Rights Watch and other organizations working for positive social change, LaMarche has watched social activism ebb and flow in many countries.
“Make the most of this moment,” he told the audience. “Respond to the call of a new president when he asks what we can do for our country, a country in which many of us are happily surprised to find we take a newfound pride.
This interactive online video tutorial for nonprofit employers has interactive tools to help them attract and retain paid and unpaid workers age 50 and older. Topics include assessing workforce capabilities, marketing to older adults and job "sculpting." It's available free here.
PBS: Encore Careers Help Revolutionize Retirement
03/28/2008 - 01:47:13pm
A new two-part series, Retirement Revolution, hosted by Paula Zahn and airing on PBS stations nationwide beginning March 31, highlights the new face of retirement and offers a more hopeful picture of what lies ahead in the second half of life.
Civic Ventures founder Marc Freedman, 2007 Purpose Prize winner Gary Maxworthy and Experience Corps' Bay Area Director Janet Oh are featured as experts and examples of the power of second careers after the age of 50 that are both personally fulfilling and have a social purpose. Catch the encore career segments in the second part of the series, available for viewing on the Web site.
PURPOSE PRIZE VIDEOS
09/04/2007 - 02:25:12pm
Nathan Friedkin, a talented filmmaker in Berkeley, Calif., has created short video profiles of the five $100,000 winners of the 2007 Purpose Prize.
H. Gene Jones