EncoreU is a catalyst, a resource and a rising force for social change, in a sector uniquely poised to shape and inform the social contract. EncoreU aims to transform a “problem” — millions of retirement-age Americans — into a diverse and dynamic solution to some of society’s most persistent challenges.
EncoreU: A New Vision for Higher Education
Featured University Programs
Pace University’s Encore Transition Program helps executives and professionals transition into encore roles that advance the greater good.
Tulane University provides older students with the tools to imagine, create and succeed in “careers with a purpose.”
University of Washington
University of Washington EncoreU initiatives introduce UW employees and retirees to encore opportunities.
Useful Resources About Encore in Higher Education
Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers
In this blog for the Harvard Business Review, Encore.org founder Marc Freedman endorses “schools for the second half of life” and calls on universities to create them.
Changing Higher Education to Support Life/Work Transitions
EncoreU director Barbara Vacarr makes the case for experienced students in higher education, as the cutting-edge of a new and growing wave of human talent.
An Aging America: Higher Ed's New Frontier
What should colleges for people moving into their second half of life look like? Encore.org Founder Marc Freedman invokes psychologist Carl Jung in in his article for Change Magazine.
Colleges Are Failing America's Midlife Population
With so many boomers looking for help to transition to a new phase of work, why has there been a deafening silence from the nation’s colleges and universities? EncoreU Director Barbara Vacarr talks with Rich Eisenberg at Forbes.com.