A new report finds that most Jewish Baby Boomers see retirement as a time for work and service, not rest. But organizations serving ethnic or religious communities may be unprepared to tap this potentially huge influx of talent. The report by NYU Wagner professor David Elcott, PhD, includes results from a nationwide survey of more than 6,500 Boomers about their future plans for civic engagement.
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Organizers, educators, and social change leaders can use this summer to read great books, join a new community, and build skills to better connect with their organizations' supporters in social media spaces.
RCLA’s Social Change Leadership Network and partners are hosting a Summer Series for Social Change. Events include a book club discussion of Paulo Freire’s classic Pedagogy of the Oppressed on July 22; a three-part series of social media trainings from July 27-29; and a book club discussion of We Make the Road by Walking co-hosted with NYU Wagner’s International Program Student Association (IPSA) on August 3.
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RCLA is releasing Spanish versions of two of our most requested reports. “A Dance that Creates Equals: Unpacking Leadership Development” offers insights from an action research process focused on how seasoned leaders can strategically “step back” and emerging leaders can take the authority to “step up” as part of the leadership development process. “Can the Arts Change the World?” documents the transformative power of the arts in communities across the United States – from Chicago to Brooklyn, Seattle to Los Angeles.
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» Read "¿Puede el arte cambiar el mundo?"
An upcoming NYU Institute aims to equip mid-career Hispanic doctors with the knowledge and skills to take leadership roles in shaping health policy at the local, state and national levels. The executive education program hosted by RCLA is part of a year-long National Hispanic Medical Association Leadership Fellowship for leading Hispanic physicians from across the country.
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Baby Boomers, Public Service and Minority Communities: A Case Study of the Jewish Community in the United States, by David Elcott, PhD, and published by RCLA and the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at NYU Wagner has been featured by several news outlets, including E-Jewish Philanthropy, Jewish Ideas Daily, and the JTA blog.
RCLA Executive Director Bethany Godsoe was quoted in the article, "Americans Volunteer in Droves," a look at how volunteering can benefit both organizations and individuals during tough economic times.