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“Can you imagine if all nonprofits actually started achieving their goals because Encore Fellows were there to help them with proven tools and methods?”  Derek Mitchell, CEO, Partners in School Innovation, San Francisco, CA

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“Embrace’s mission is to advance maternal and child health by delivering innovative solutions.  It may sound corny, but these days I wake up in the morning and I find myself thinking that this opportunity was meant to be.” Massimo Prati, 2014 Encore Fellow, Oakland CA

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“Renee’s work on the capital project will last for 75 years.  How’s that for impact?”  Mark Young, Executive Director, Friends of the Children, Portland OR

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Encore Fellowships are Expanding…

Encore Fellowships began with a pilot program of ten Fellows in 2009 in California’s Silicon Valley. In 2014, there are more than 250 Fellows working in 35 metropolitan areas

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Recognized for Impact


Human resource professionals are taking notice of the immense human talent represented by the encore population – discussed in this 3-part article in the premier journal for the field.

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Honored for Intergenerational Excellence

The Encore Fellows program is honored as one of the top five finalists for the 2013 Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence.

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Stanford Calls Encore Fellowships an “Unprecedented Success”

The scaling of the Encore Fellowships Network is lauded in a “What Works” Case Study in the Stanford Social Innovation Review.

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Written by an independent consultant and supported by The David and Lucile Packard Foundation, this case study describes strategic decisions and lessons learned in the rapidly expanding Encore Fellows program.

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