Announcing the 2019-20 Encore Public Voices Fellows

Announcing the 2019-20 Encore Public Voices Fellows

In the United States, more than 30 years have been added to life expectancy in the past century, but not across the board. Whites live longer than people of color. Women live longer than men. And the richest Americans live 10-15 years longer than the poorest.  We need...
Announcing an Innovative Housing Partnership

Announcing an Innovative Housing Partnership

As a long-time advocate for national service and for all things encore, I’m thrilled to be able to share some good news that connects my two passions.Silvernest, a homesharing platform, has just announced an innovative partnership with two AmeriCorps programs —...
The Second Mountain and the Second Half of Life

The Second Mountain and the Second Half of Life

I’m writing to let you know about a profoundly important new book from one of the most influential columnists of our time. The Second Mountain, written by New York Times and PBS NewsHour commentator David Brooks, tells a compelling and ultimately hopeful story about...