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Coming of Age In the News
"Temple University’s Coming of Age initiative, with financial support from The Philadelphia Foundation, will promote older nonprofit volunteers by choosing four people over the age of 50 to serve as stipended Encore Volunteer Managers at Greater Philadelphia organizations beginning in April.
Coming of Age kicked off their search for nonprofits interested in taking on a new volunteer manager with a two-day workshop in early-March. Turn-out at both days of the workshop clearly exceeded everyone’s expectations, said Dick Goldberg, national director for Coming of Age."
Alicia Colombo, for the Philadelphia Corporation on Aging's Milestones e-newsletter, reviews Coming of Age's free E-Book, The Age for Change:
"There are no easy answers for some of the problems we face in life... No book can promise that. But reading stories from our peers, like those told in ‘The Age for Change,’ can give you the peace of mind that comes from knowing you’re not alone. More importantly, it can serve as a starting point for thought-provoking conversations among friends, family and the online community."
The Wall Street Journal
"A good introduction to life beyond the office," says The Wall Street Journal about Coming of Age's free E-Book, The Age for Change in their "The Best In..." column.
Encore Careers, Marci Alboher's Blog
"It’s well-written and filled with an array of voices," says Marci Alboher of Encore Careers in this review of Coming of Age's The Age for Change E-Book. She's "thrilled to recommend" it.
"The popular job bank is just one aspect of Coming of Age, a Philadelphia-based collaboration founded in 2002 by AARP, Philadelphia public radio station WHYY, United Way of Southeastern Pennsylvania and the Intergenerational Center at Temple University to promote civic engagement."
Written by Richard Wolf, this USA Today piece features Coming of Age, along with other organizations helping Boomers pursue encore careers.
KXAN Austin News
Local Austin news station KXAN sits down with Fred Lugo, Director of Coming of Age: Austin to talk about civic engagement for people 50+. The initial broadcast has been archived for viewing on YouTube.
Lincoln Radio Journal
Coming of Age is on the air with Lincoln Radio Journal. This interview with Director Dick Goldberg played on 79 radio stations across Pennsylvania in November, 2010. Dick's interview takes place at 14:30 in the broadcast.
The Philadelphia Inquirer
The Philadelphia Inquirer's spotlight is on 99-year-old Puertorriqueña matriarch Isabel Silva as part of Coming of Age's digital storytelling intiative with Latin-American elders, directed by Manuel Portillo.
The Wall Street Journal
"The group's website is a wealth of resources!" says The Wall Street Journal about Coming of Age in the "Best In..." column.