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Excitement Builds For Encore Connect

2/8/2012
February 8, 2012

 
 
 




FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                                                                               Contact: Jean Kouch
** February 7, 2012                                                                                     954-484-7117 ext. 109
                
 
EXCITEMENT BUILDS FOR ENCORE CONNECT
 
(Fort Lauderdale, FL, ** 02.07.12) – Paulette Moss attended a Re-imagine Your Future workshop with Encore Connect and found it to be “… an excellent venue for deep thought and future planning.” Several workshops have been held and participants agree that this free one-day workshop is a great way to evaluate, reflect and make a plan.  Workshop sessions have been very interactive, with small group activities, brainstorming and visualization to develop action steps for each person to re-engage in their community through volunteering, networking, or searching for employment.  Workshop participants have now been matched to activities suiting their needs and interests.  
 
Baby Boomer participants at a Re-imagining Your Future workshop on January 17, 2012













Baby Boomer participants at a Re-imagining Your Future workshop on January 17, 2012
Impact Broward welcomes Jean Kouch as Program Manager for Encore Connect.  Jean received her Master’s of International Affairs (M.I.A.) from Columbia University in the City of New York, School of International and Public Affairs. Jean’s professional experience is in education, civic engagement, and international business development. Today, Jean oversees the rapid growth of the Encore Connect program, which is serving the community by providing a connector system for the “New Baby Boomers”.  

The Florida Atlantic University (FAU) School of Social Work Aging Academy is developing a series of four programs exclusively for Encore Connect. Topics are: Life Transitions, Building a Social Network, Second Careers, and Leaving a Legacy: Civic Engagement and Beyond.  

These ree programs will be presented on the Davie campus in April and May, 2012 to enhance the Encore Connect experience. Attend one program or all four!
 
As John Gargotta, President and CEO of Impact Broward summed it up, “I thought that spending a day in the Re-imagine Your Future workshop would be too much.  I found that at the end of the day I wanted much more.  Invest a day to plan your future!”
 
To learn more about any of these programs, or to register for a workshop send an email to encore@impactbroward.org or call Jean Kouch at 954-484-7117. 
 
About Impact Broward
Our mission is to engage older adults in volunteer service to meet critical community needs and enrich the lives of volunteers. To contact Impact Broward or to explore volunteer opportunities in Broward, visit us on the web at www.impactbroward.org or call 954-484-7117.
 
About the Community Foundation of Broward 
Founded in 1984, the Community Foundation of Broward’s mission is to provide leadership on community solutions, and foster philanthropy that connects people who care with causes that matter. A public nonprofit organization with more than 400 charitable and agency endowment Funds representing $100 million, it has distributed $50 million to support community solutions over the past 26 years. The Foundation’s focus adjusts to the most pressing needs in the community. Current initiatives include the Re-Engage for Good campaign to move retiring baby boomers into encore careers for social good, support of arts and cultural programming, education, and the Leadership Institute which seeks to ensure Broward is defined by its great nonprofit leadership. For more information about the Community Foundation of Broward, visit cfbroward.org or call 954‐761‐9503.
 
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