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 […]
Our new research with the Stanford Graduate School of Education suggests that 34 million people 50+ prioritize purpose in their daily lives.
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 […]