Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Encore Opportunity Awards - Now Accepting Nominations

Civic Ventures is recognizing outstanding organizations that are committed to improving the workforce through the hiring of workers over 50. Read below for more information and be sure to nominate an organization that stands out as a clear advocate for elder economic security though the employment of older workers.

Civic Ventures is now accepting nominations for the 2009 MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures Encore Opportunity Awards to recognize innovative organizations that are effectively tapping the passion and experience of people over 50 to improve society. The Encore Opportunity Awards are for creative nonprofit or public organizations that engage people over 50 in encore careers – doing work that combines continued income with personal meaning and social impact – to accomplish their mission and meet society’s biggest needs. Winners will receive $2,500 and be showcased for their leadership and human resource expertise.In the first year of this program, 10 “breakthrough” organizations were recognized for creating innovative and meaningful social purpose job opportunities for adults over 50.

Read about the award winning organizations in the 2007 MetLife Foundation/Civic Ventures BreakThrough Award report.

You can find more information about the Encore Opportunity Awards at

Please note the nomination deadline is June 1, 2009.

If you have any questions about the nomination process, feel free to contact Cal at .

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