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[20 Dec 2012 | No Comment | 2,358 views]
A Manual for Encore Careers

by Richard Eisenberg

“The new ‘Encore Career Handbook’ is a terrific guide that shows you how to make a difference while making a living. If anyone can figure out how to overcome obstacles at the start of your second act, I think it’s Marci Alboher,” says Richard Eisenberg from PBS’ Next Avenue.”

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[18 May 2012 | No Comment | 2,764 views]
Movies About the Second Half of Life: <br /> What’s Behind the Trend?

By Stefanie Weiss,

All of a sudden, there are movies about life beyond midlife. The – starring Judi Dench, Maggie Smith, Tom Wilkinson and Bill Nighy – has quickly become a critical and box office hit.

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[14 May 2012 | No Comment | 6,762 views]
“Reinventing Love, Relationships, and Intimacy in Second Adulthood”

The Transition Network
Washington, DC/June 5th

A conversation with Suzanne Braun Levine on “Reinventing Love, Relationships, and Intimacy in Second Adulthood” is being sponsored by the DC Chapter of The Transition Network and Civic Ventures, a nonprofit think tank on Boomers, work and social purpose, that publishes Encore.org for people interested in encore careers, jobs that combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact.

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[25 Nov 2011 | No Comment | 1,774 views]

By Suzanne Braun Levine,
Civic Ventures Board Member

I joined the Board of Civic Ventures in 2009, and one of the most inspiring elements of their mission is the discovery and celebration of outstanding social entrepreneurs in the Encore stage of life. The winners of the Purpose Prize have been selected from hundreds of nominees, and having had the honor of being one of the judges, I can tell you that the choices were tough to make; there were many resourceful and courageous candidates for this year’s prizes.

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[28 Jul 2011 | One Comment | 5,652 views]
“The New Male Mystique” and the<br />Ongoing Work-Family Conflict

By Suzanne Braun Levine

Back in 2000 my first book Father Courage: What Happens When Men Put Family First came out. In it I talked about men who desperately wanted to be more involved with their families and do more of their share at home but were constrained by the workplace culture and the prevailing image of how a Real Man prioritized his work and family. One told me that he was so afraid of getting caught leaving his office at 6:00 p.m. and being thought not committed to his work that he parked in a distant corner of the parking lot. Another told me that when he went to the playground with his baby daughter on a weekday, people assumed one of two things – that he was unemployed (a failure) or a sexual predator.

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[9 Jun 2011 | No Comment | 2,162 views]
NY Public Library Hosts Encore<br /> Careers Panel June 29 with<br /> Purpose Prize Winners &<br /> Suzanne Braun Levine

By Stefanie Weiss,
VP Communications at
Civic Ventures

Some of the most inspiring Encore stories come from Civic Ventures Purpose Prize winners and fellows, people in their 60s who are tackling society’s toughest problems.

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[2 May 2011 | No Comment | 1,904 views]
“SHIFT HAPPENS” – It’s My New Motto.<br />Maybe it’s Your Motto, Too?

By Ruth A. Wooden,
Chair, Civic Ventures

Shift Happens. It’s probably happening to you right now

My big shift started when I retired last year, and it’s still going. I’m not sure where I’m headed, but it’s been a pleasure to hit the pause button while I ponder. Lately, certain life moments have hooked my attention, turning points that mark shifts not only in the world around me but in the way I view it.

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[19 Jan 2011 | No Comment | 2,166 views]
COURTNEY MARTIN: A New Generation of Activists

Over coffee on a winter afternoon, I spoke with Courtney Martin for Encore.org about how to go about making the world a better place.

Courtney Martin is the author of “Do It Anyway: The New Generation of Activists.” She speaks to her generation in her writings and her blogs on Feministing.com (“young feminists blogging, organizing, kicking ass”). And she speaks about her generation to older activists who are trying to figure out where all the political flowers have gone.

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[18 Nov 2010 | One Comment | 2,489 views]
“Say Something. Do Something.” And Other Lessons I Re-Learned Last Week!

By Suzanne Braun Levine

This is past weekend I experienced a powerful antidote to the gloom and doom that seem to have settled over current events: the company of inspiring and determined social entrepreneurs, who had gathered in Philadelphia (appropriately, given the reminders everywhere of the idealism and perseverance that it took to invent our Constitution) to share information and give fellow pioneers moral support.

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[2 Oct 2010 | No Comment | 2,416 views]

Want to Combine Purpose, Passion and a Paycheck?
The Two-Week Program Begins ONLINE, October 19th
LIVE Sessions: Oct. 22, 29, 2010, 12:00-1:15.PM EST
On October 22nd, I will be part of a Live Interactive Webcast Panel and groundbreaking Encore Careers Program on The New York Times Knowledge Network (October 19-November 2, 2010).
The two-week course, designed by social entrepreneur and author Marc Freedman and Civic Ventures, is an exciting opportunity for those of us who want to combine purpose, passion and a paycheck in second adulthood. …