With support from
AARP New Jersey is a supporter of Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Careers programs, and the Princeton Senior Resource Center.
Civic Ventures, Encore Careers
Civic Ventures is a think tank on boomers, work and social purpose. Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances and the power of people’s life stories, Civic Ventures demonstrates the value of experience in solving serious social problems – from education to the environment, health care to homelessness.
Civic Ventures’ Encore Careers campaign aims to engage millions of people in encore careers – combining personal meaning, continued income and social impact – to produce a windfall of talent to solve society’s greatest problems.
Coming of Age
Coming of Age is a national initiative promoting age 50+ service,
learning, and leadership. Its objective is to help people 50+ explore their future and connect and contribute to their communities, and to teach nonprofits how to build capacity by capturing the energy and expertise of this population.
It was founded in in Philadelphia in 2002 by the Intergenerational Center at Temple University, United Way of Southeastern PA, PBS/NPR station WHYY, and AARP Pennsylvania.
There are now Coming of Age communities in Philadelphia, Austin Metro, Central Pennsylvania,
Delaware State, Greater Cincinnati, Kansas City Metro, New York City, and San Francisco
Bay Area; more coming soon.
Princeton Area Community Foundation
The Princeton Area Community Foundation is a public charity serving central New Jersey. We enable individuals, families, businesses, and organizations to create permanent charitable funds that help their communities meet the challenges of changing times. We invest and administer these funds, award grants and scholarships, and provide an array of services to promote philanthropy and support our local nonprofit sector.
The Princeton Area Community Foundation is a major funder of Next Step: Engaged Retirement and Encore Career Programs.
Silver Century Foundation
The Silver Century Foundation (SCF) promotes a positive view of aging. The Foundation challenges entrenched and harmful stereotypes, encourages dialogue between generations, advocates planning for the second half of life, and raises awareness to educate and inspire everyone to live long, healthy, empowered lives.
Silver Century has funded the development of the Next Step website.
The Transition Network
The Transition Network is an inclusive community of professional women, 50 and forward, whose changing life situations lead them to seek new connections, resources, and opportunities. TTN envisions life as a series of transitions – from active parent to empty-nester… family member to caregiver… employee to entrepreneur, volunteer or retiree… who we are now to who we want to be next. Through programs, events and small peer group interactions, TTN women inspire and support each other as we continue a life of learning, engagement, and leadership. Together, we move forward and embrace the changes to come. As a national organization, TTN is a relevant voice for women who continue to change the rules.
TNN has chapters in New York and Philadelphia and twelve other cities. There is a Mercer/Bucks peer group affiliated with the Philadelphia chapter. For information, go to www.thetransitionnetwork.org/chapters/chapters-ttn/chapters-philadelphia/