Encore Stories

Our encores are creating a better future
for our communities and the world.

Seeing military personnel forced to surrender their pets to shelters during deployment, this ex-lawyer did something about it.

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Buzz Miller

Gladwyne, PA

One day, a friend asked her, “What have you always wanted to do?” The surprising answer led her back to school.

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Claudia Thorne

Cheverly, MD

His online gallery showcases the talents of persons with disabilities in his community.

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Tom Walz

Iowa City, IA

Once homeless, this writer now advocates for concrete solutions to help America’s poor.

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James Abro

Brick, NJ

This former nurse discovered a family secret that led to her encore helping traumatized kids.

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Helen Lakeru

Renton, WA

After leaving corporate HR work, she mentors non-traditional students seeking encore careers.

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Veronica Buckley

Chicago, IL

Tutoring children as a volunteer for a Boston nonprofit led to a part-time job with the organization.

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Phil Waters

Boston, MA

He nurtures high school students who want to pursue science, math and technology.

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David Porter

Portland, OR
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