Debunking the Greedy Geezer Meme

For supporters of the encore idea, a persistent challenge is the concern about greedy geezers destroying America’s financial future. It’s hard to keep the conversation focused on all of the positives associated with encores when someone else brings up all...

Why This Millennial Is Hanging Out With a Bunch of Boomers

The following article, written by Encore.org’s director of research and evaluation, Cal Halvorsen, was published on the AGEnda blog at The Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College. Sometimes, it’s tough to imagine a bright future for members of the...

New America Foundation Hosts Encore Career Panel

We’ve long understood encore careers as a win-win – a windfall of talent for social purposes and a boost to individuals’ financial security through continued income. An event at the New America Foundation in Washington, D.C., Thursday explored whether there is a third...

Making it Easier to Finance Encore Transitions

What’s the biggest challenge for midlife career changers seeking work for the greater good? If you guessed finances, you’d be right. With support from MetLife Foundation and Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures), researchers at Penn Schoen Berland surveyed...