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Innovating in Encore Fellowships — One Size Does Not Fit All

In the course of matching 1600+ Encore Fellows, one thing we’ve learned from both social sector partners and our fellows is that ‘one size doesn’t fit all.’ So we are experimenting with ways to to offer greater choice and flexibility for both fellows and non-profits. Here’s a taste of three new models: 1. Doctors as […]

Over 50? Plan Your Volunteer Activity Now to Help Kids This Fall

If you’ve put volunteering with kids on your post-Labor Day list, hooray! Lots of youth-serving organizations need new volunteers starting in the fall. Now’s the time to start searching for the right opportunity for you. Here’s a list of 15 Gen2Gen partners, organized by area of interest, that are looking for fall volunteers in multiple […]

NPR Covers Encore Fellowships

“Not everyone who reaches so-called retirement age is ready to retire,” observes NPR’s Ina Jaffe in a Morning Edition piece about our Encore Fellowships program, which offers corporate professionals a pathway to use their skills for the greater good. Jaffe visited Virginia Garcia Health Center in Portland, Oregon, where a Encore Fellows have had an […]

Pressed for Time? An Expert’s Solutions

Timely advice from Laura Vanderkam, author of ‘Off the Clock’ I’ve been following time management and productivity guru Laura Vandkeram long before her viral 2016 TED talk, “How to Gain Control of Your Free Time.” Our first books came out in the same year; we refer to ourselves as the “class of 2007” (though in other […]

10 Ways To Volunteer From Home

Looking for ways to support young people that don’t pose transportation or scheduling hassles? We’ve got you covered. Here are 10 ways to volunteer virtually while using your experience and wisdom to help kids thrive. 1. Help aspiring college students through the entire college admissions and financial aid application process. To become a Strive for College […]

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