Encore Stories

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

Every week, Herman Travis delivers food bank groceries to elderly neighbors like his friend Robert. Listen to their StoryCorps interview.

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Herman Travis

San Francisco, CA

A former schoolteacher and TV reporter tackles students? readiness to learn with teacher home visits.

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Karen Kalish

St. Louis, MO

A black media exec sets up a program mentoring black male millennials to become entrepreneurs.

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Henry Rock II

Charlotte, NC

He revamped a youth organization's online mentoring platform during his Encore Fellowship. 

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Doug DeFrees

San Jose, CA

This former corrections officer uses traditional African rites of passage to help black youth avoid jail and teen pregnancy.

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Alexandreena Dixon

Suffern, NY

He works in his local public school to assist kids at risk of dropping out.

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Joe Pendal

St. Paul, MN

Her family fled Vietnam for the U.S. Now she helps other immigrants integrate into American life. 

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Anh Nguyet Tranh

Grand Rapids, MI

He left his professorship to return to his native Appalachia to help preserve its rural way of life.

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Jerry Moles

Roanoke, VA

He is applying his facilities management skills to his work at a Bible translation company.

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Alan Goins

Colorado Springs, CO
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