Encore.org runs a variety of fellowship programs, but all are opportunities to learn, grow, share skills and talents, bring older and younger generations together, find new ways to do important things and solve problems together.
Encore Fellowships match skilled, seasoned professionals with social sector organizations in high impact, paid leadership engagements. Over 10 years, more than 2,000 Encore Fellows have provided over 2 million hours of service, contributing the equivalent of $200 million to not-for-profit organizations in over 50 metropolitan areas.
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Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowships
The Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship is for innovators who are bridging generational divides. In September of 2020 we selected 15 practical visionaries with great new ideas for putting generational connection and collaboration front and center in ways that benefit all ages, solve critical social problems and mend our fraying social fabric.
Applications for the next cohort of fellows will open in 2021.
Encore Public Voices Fellowships
The Encore Public Voices Fellowship is a prestigious year-long initiative to accelerate the ideas and impact of new and necessary thought leaders working at the intersection of aging, longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice. This Fellowship is a joint project of Encore.org and the OpEd Project.
New fellows will be announced in September, 2020.
Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowships / Early Childhood
The Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship / Early Childhood supported five innovators tapping the talents of adults, age 50 and older, to improve the care and education of children, age 0 to 5. These Fellowships ended in winter 2020.
The Gen2Gen Encore Prize
The Gen2Gen Encore Prize, offered $100,000 in cash prizes, coaching and a year of ongoing support to innovative programs, products and services that tapped the talent of 50+ adults to help young people thrive. The Encore Prize was last given in 2018.