Type of Content: News

Subtype: Website Post

Resource Title: Announcing a New Fellowship for Gen2Gen Innovators

Publication Title: Encore.org

Publish Date: April 8, 2020

Seeking practical visionaries of all ages with new ideas for bridging generational divides

Connections between generations were strained before Covid-19. Since then, physical distancing has created more division, disconnection, ageism and loneliness — all while reminding us how much we need one another.

By separating us, the pandemic has created a deeper appreciation for our essential interdependence and for the creativity that will be needed to bring young and old together again when it’s over.

To boost and support that creativity — and to respond to our urgent need for connection — we announce today the launch of the Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship. In service of a better future for all generations, we call on the nation’s most talented innovators and entrepreneurs to marshall their best ideas to create and scale intergenerational solutions.

We will select an initial group of 12 fellows of all ages and from all backgrounds, sectors and walks of life. They will be animated by a wide range of topics — from literacy to loneliness, housing to health care, education to the environment.

But ultimately, these practical visionaries will all be working to solve the same challenge: creating a post-Covid world that puts generational connection and collaboration front and center in ways that benefit all ages, solve critical social problems and mend our fraying social fabric.

Applications for the fellowship will open on June 1, with a Fellowship start date of Fall 2020. Sign up here to receive the latest information about applying.

Announcing a New Fellowship for Gen2Gen Innovators