The Encore Boston Network put its networking know-how to work to develop and launch a new campaign for Greater Boston to partner with youth organizations to place adults 50+ in paid and volunteer roles that serve young people.
In mid-December, a full house gathered at The Boston Foundation to celebrate the Generation to Generation Boston campaign launch. Community leaders, partners, Encore Boston Network members, and others gathered to hear Pulitzer Prize-winning columnist Ellen Goodman talk about the intergenerational benefits of connecting younger people and older people in our community. Also speaking were Phyllis Segal, Vice President of Encore.org, which is powering the 5-year national campaign to mobilize one million adults 50+ to help young people thrive. She was joined by Secretary Alice Bonner, MA Executive Office of Elder Affairs; City Council President Michelle Wu; Emily Shea, Boston Commissioner of Elderly Affairs, reading a letter from Mayor Marty Walsh; and Jennifer Aronson, Associate Vice President of The Boston Foundation.
Encore Boston Network is a coalition of over 50 members, dedicated to strengthening Greater Boston by engaging the talents of people in midlife and beyond. Member organizations provide pathways to prepare and place encore talent in a wide range of services: education and youth, aging, international, healthcare, human services, financial and legal, and nonprofit consulting and capacity building. They include nonprofits, associations, consultants, government, higher education, researchers, journalists and media.
Gen2Gen Boston Program partners: Big Brothers Big Sisters, Generations Incorporated, Jumpstart, Playworks, 826 Boston, ReServe Chelsea, and the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families.
Gen2Gen Boston Outreach partners: AARP, Mass Association of Councils on Aging, ESC of New England, Union Capital Boston, Social Capital Inc., RSVP Senior Corps, ReServe, and VolunteerMatch.org