Research and Publications

Read the latest research and thinking about encore

Starting a Plus 50 Program

How to Start a Plus 50 Program on Your Campus 12 Tips for Community Colleges – a guide from the American Association of Community Colleges.

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50+ Programs in Practice

A report on the Plus 50 program of the American Association of Community Colleges

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Changing Higher Education to Support Work/Life Transitions

Former Encore.org vice president Judy Goggin provides professionals involved in life planning with guidance on how to coach clients when thinking about going back to school for work/life transitions.

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Universities Cater to a New Demographic: Boomers

In this Harvard Business Review blog, Encore.org Founder Marc Freedman highlights the trend in higher education of universities who are beginning to respond to the desire of boomers for encore careers

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College for the Second Half of Life

In this article in Change, the Magazine of Higher Learning, Encore.org Founder Marc Freedman issues a call for higher education to create schools of the second half of life.

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The Encore Toolkit for Alumni Professionals

A guide to creating a panel for an alumni gathering to learn about encore careers.

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The Encore Toolkit for Alumni

A version of the toolkit for alumni themsleves to use to create a panel for an alumni gathering to learn about encore careers.

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The Encore Toolkit for Community Programming

For community activists and leadesr at a local nonprofit or other civic group, this Encore Toolkit can provide a guide to introduce the encore idea to your community members.

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Pathways to Encore Careers: How 10 Community Colleges Are Preparing Boomers for Work in Education, Health Care and Social Services

This report profiles colleges across the country

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