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Minnesota Looks for Boomer Talent Hoping to Ignite Service

AARP, the Vial Aging Network, together with the other members of the Invisible Force Collaboration, invite you to the 3rd Annual Forum on Boomers and Civic Engagement. The event for boomers, volunteer leaders and organizations, hopes to spark in-depth discussions about civic engagement among older Minnesotans.

Behind the forum is a group of Minnesota’s leading nonprofit organizations known as Invisible Force. This group’s main objective is to generate additional support and momentum to help engage those 50+ in public and community service.

“The Invisible Force hopes to move to action the oncoming wave of baby boomers to become more engaged in their communities through service,” said AARP Executive Council Member and former St. Paul Mayor Jim Schiebel. “We want to demonstrate the real differences volunteers make in the lives of people, the health of communities, and our democracy.”

AAP’s Create the Good initiative was recognized by the Invisible Force last year for its online work to engage volunteers in service. Create The Good is “where good people get connected to opportunities to create good, in whatever way works for them. Create the Good hopes to connect boomers with opportunities that fit their life and interests, and helps connect them to other likeminded volunteers.

Initiatives like Create the Good will be featured at the forum. Join us on Tuesday, May 18 from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. at Century College, East Campus – Lincoln Mall. Pre-registration is required, space is limited. The fee is $20 for professionals and $10 for retirees or job seekers. Forum details and Registration.

The program will feature national and local speakers with expertise on 50+ civic engagement public policy and legislation, including Keynote Speaker Patrick Corvington, CEO, Corporation for National and Community Service.

The Invisible Force collaborative group is committed to supporting and expanding volunteer service opportunities in Minnesota to strengthen the community and serve all citizens.

This network includes AARP; Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater; Brain Injury Association of Minnesota, Century College, Mentoring Partnership of Minnesota; Minnesota Alliance with Youth; Minnesota Association of Volunteer Administrators (MAVA); ServeMinnesota; Twin Cities Public Television (tpt); RSVP / Experience Corps sponsored by VOA Minnesota; United Way Caring Connection; HandsOn Twin Cities; and the Vital Aging Network.

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