Encore Stories

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

Having spent time in the Philippines as a child, she found a way to funnel books to poor children from afar.

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Tia Razon

Burlingame, CA

This cross-cultural trainer trains young women worldwide to take the lead on changing their societies for the better.

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Joanne Grady Huskey

Bethesda, MD

He works as an aide in his wife’s first-grade classroom. They were interviewed by their son for StoryCorps.

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Warren Weems

Baltimore, MD

He aims to stanch the flow of violence and trauma by bringing mobile health clinics to war zones.

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Eberhard Riedel

Seattle, WA

60-year old tutors working in a Los Angeles pre-school show the undeniable results of the “grandparent effect.”

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Senior Corps Volunteers

Los Angeles, CA

The latest Encore.org story featured by our media partner The Christian Science Monitor profiles Nedra Bonds, who creates “quilts with a message.”

Her quilts tell stories and spark conversations to help her community understand its past and present. The messages are clear, but also soft, like her fabrics.

Read more about her encore of art and activism, stitch by stitch.

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Nedra Bonds

Kansas City, KS

From our partner StoryCorps comes an unusual intergenerational story that began after a teen had a disabling car accident.

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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 used her Encore Fellowship to help a nonprofit grow its capacity to serve the urban homeless.

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Carmine Roche

North Bellmore, NY
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