Bridging the Gap to an Encore Career

After decades in real estate, Dave Hughes was ready for his encore career. He applied for jobs at nonprofit organizations near his new home in eastern Oregon, hoping to capitalize on his years of church volunteer work. He got no offers. “We needed the additional...

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...

Expanding Choices for the Next Stage of Work

Retire poor? Grind away at your current job? Find part-time work that a teenager could (and probably wants to) do? Many Americans planning their next stage of life want better choices. One such choice is an encore career, a category that recognizes that what many...

Encore Entrepreneurs: Creating Jobs, Meeting Needs

Mix a slow economy and a shortage of jobs with a large number of aging boomers looking for meaning and purpose in their work. The result is a growing number of “encore entrepreneurs”? seeking to launch income-generating ventures that make a positive...

CASE STUDY MAPS FELLOWSHIPS EXPANSION SUCCESS

In just 18 months, The Encore Fellowships Network grew from a single pilot program, involving ten fellows and nine nonprofits in the Silicon Valley, to a network of 100 fellows and 120 organizations operating in 12 metro areas nationwide in 2012.  Two years later...