Thank you to everyone who was able to join us for the webinar, Connecting Across Generations: Engaging Young People in the Encore Movement, presented by and the Encore Network

We had a lively, inspiring conversation about how to “invite, involve, and inspire” (Dr. Kitty Oliver’s words) to connect across generations.

Here is a link to the chat and the recording from the webinar. Additional resources include:

If you are interested in joining the Encore Network please click here to learn more about membership.

We are very appreciative of the contributions of our co-hosts, moderator, and panelists:

Jim McGinley is a connector with a focus on education equity. He is active with a number of nonprofit  organizations including Ashoka, the Encore Network, and Social Venture PartnersEmily Merritt is Corporate Relations Manager at the Alliance for Strong Families and Communities and was previously Director of Intergenerational Initiatives.

Eunice Lin Nichols is Vice President of Innovation at and  runs the Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship.


     Gaby Li is a student at Stanford University, and founder of Virtual Companions, a national nonprofit working       to reduce loneliness by bringing generations together through conversation, service, and the arts.

Dr. Kitty Oliver is an author, oral historian, and media producer with a Ph.D. focusing on race and ethnic communication; she founded the Race and Change Oral Histories and is also a 2020-21 Encore Public Voices Fellow.

  Shanna Pittman-Frank is Director of Community Engagement at SAGE: Senior Advocates for Generational         Equity, with over twenty years of expertise in the fields of age-friendly communities, coalition-building, and healthy    aging.