I first met Hanmin Liu in 2006 when he was selected as a Purpose Prize Fellow in the inaugural year of the program. Hanmin was then a 61-year old former dentist, who, with his partner Jennifer Mei, had founded a San Francisco-based organization – Wildflowers Institute – to take on one of the greatest challenges […]
The Pathways to Encore Purpose Project is Encore.org’s research collaboration with the Stanford Graduate School of Education’s Center on Adolescence.
On October 24, Anne Kirwan joined Encore.org as Managing Director of the EFN, the Encore Fellowships Network. Anne comes to Encore and EFN from nearly a decade at Upwardly Global, an award-winning organization that eliminates employment barriers for skilled immigrants and refugees, and integrates this population into the professional US workforce. She joins us with particular […]
Sure, you’d love to go back to school or get that one-year certificate that would help you get a new, more meaningful job. But every time you think about it, you hit the same brick wall: What will I do for income while I’m in school? Who will pay the bills? And what about the […]
We mourn the passing on August 23 of Jack Rosenthal, President Emeritus of The New York Times Company Foundation and a former New York Times journalist. Jack was an influential thinker and civic leader, promoting the significance of global aging and the power of older adults as a force for social change. Along with his influential writing, […]