Our new research with the Stanford Graduate School of Education suggests that 34 million people 50+ prioritize purpose in their daily lives.
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 following is an excerpt from Encore.org Senior Fellow Paul Taylor’s new essay in the Democracy Journal.
Encore.org recently published an essay by Madeline Dangerfield-Cha and Joy Zhang titled, “Making the Case for Intergenerational Childcare: How Adults 50+ Can Support Home-Based and Family Childcare Centers.” To read the full essay, click here. For more on what you can do to support early childhood education, read on. 1. Volunteer in a preschool classroom. […]
Encore.org recently published an essay by Paul Taylor titled, “Intergenerational Activism: In a Divided America, a Tonic for All Ages.” This post is excerpted from the longer essay, which you can find here. Aging and racial diversity – the two great 21st century demographic dramas at the root of much of our political disunity – […]
This article was written by Anne Colby and Jim Emerman. The Pathways to Encore Purpose (PEP) project is a collaboration between the Stanford Graduate School of Education and Encore.org. The project began with a nationally representative survey of nearly 1,200 adults, ages 50-90, followed by more than 100 in-depth interviews. At the same time, Encore.org […]