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Ernest Greene

As part of Encore.org’s partnership with the national oral history project StoryCorps, we invite you to listen to the story of Ernest Greene and Collin Smith.

At one time, they were total strangers to each other. But they began an unusual intergenerational partnership after Collin, as a teenager, was disabled in a car accident.

Listen to the 20-something and the 70-something talk about how the benefits have gone both ways.

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As part of Encore.org’s partnership with the national oral history project StoryCorps, we invite you to listen to the story of Ernest Greene and Collin Smith.

At one time, they were total strangers to each other. But they began an unusual intergenerational partnership after Collin, as a teenager, was disabled in a car accident.

Listen to the 20-something and the 70-something talk about how the benefits have gone both ways.

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Ernest Greene

Asheboro, NC

She’s using an innovative concept to help solve the low-income housing crisis facing her community.

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Carrie Franzwa

Lebanon, OR

This physician created a training program for high school teens to work in home healthcare roles.

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William Leahy

Chevy Chase, MD

This ex-banking exec is using her Encore Fellowship to help a nonprofit grow its capacity to serve the urban homeless.

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Carmine Roche

North Bellmore, NY

This lawyer brings community healthcare to Hispanics in central Florida who haven’€™t been on the official health radar.

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Josephine Mercado

Casselberry, FL

This epidemiologist teaches communities how to use pain medication more safely and recognize and reverse an opioid overdose.

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Catherine Sanford

Durham, NC

This former corporate exec invented a talking cow robot to teach kids about “the milk of human kindness.”

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Ted Dreier

Franklin, TN

She helps ex-inmates get work and overcome the stigma of “doing time.”€

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Darlene Lewis

Little Rock, AR

She took her career skills to Africa to help students get out of poverty and into college.

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Mary Ellen Carter

Laguna Beach, CA

He used his connections in the aerospace industry to create a jobs program for the homeless in Hartford.

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Roy Mainelli

West Hartford, CT
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