A few of the articles and images that caught our attention this week.
Week in photos
- Cyclone Yasi hits Australia: Flickr blog
- Chinese New Year celebrations: National Post
- Photographers in Egypt: Boston.com’s The Big Picture; New York Times Lens blog
And speaking of Egypt…
- Today on Al-Jazeera: Egyptians turn out for final push
- News and commentary at Colorlines.com
- Posts tagged “Egypt” at GOOD.is
- Columns by Mona Eltahawy (dubbed “the woman explaining Egypt to the West” by Jezebel)
On another note: “Encore careers” movement grows in U.S.
This Jan. 27 USA Today article (hat tip: Michelle Hynes at Civic Ventures) says, yes, there are economic forces keeping many Boomers from retirement – but more than that, they are marketable, tend to be altruistic, and “desire to work directly with people after careers that were more impersonal.”
We tweeted this and asked for examples, and Jessica Stein tweeted back:
@idealist My mom “retired” from her near 15 yr job as a principal to go teach literacy in the inner city
and then went on:
Know someone looking to transition into nonprofit work after a career elsewhere? Our free Guide to Nonprofit Careers for Sector Switchers might be helpful.
Social entrepreneurship trends and opportunities
- Eight trends in social entrepreneurship to watch out for in 2011 (Dowser.org, Jan. 27)
- White House Announces Startup America Partnership (Philanthropy News Digest, Feb. 1)
- Nominate a PopTech Social Innovation Fellow (GOOD Business, Feb. 1)
- Cubans Savor Chance to Become Entrepreneurs (New York Times, Feb. 3)
Happy Friday, everyone. Make some good news this weekend.
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