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Civic Ventures is leading the call to engage millions of baby boomers as a vital workforce for change. Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances, and the power of people's own life stories, Civic Ventures demonstrates the value of experience in solving serious social problems - from education to the environment and health care to homelessness. Founded in 1998 by social entrepreneur and author Marc Freedman, Civic Ventures works to define the second half of adult life as a time of individual and social renewal.

Civic Ventures Wins 2008 'Social Capitalist Award'
From Fast Company Magazine
Honor Recognizes Nonprofits with 'Unusually Large Impact on Society'
SAN FRANCISCO - Fast Company magazine honored Civic Ventures, a think tank helping society achieve the greatest return on experience, with the 2008 "Social Capitalist Award" today.

The awards were given to the "most influential and effective social entrepreneurs who are solving the world's problems" and the organizations they have helped to create. The winners, Fast Company writes, "use the tools of business to solve the world's most pressing problems" and "demonstrate a consistent and unusually large impact on society."