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The ‘unretired’: coming back to work in droves

Below is an excerpt from a new piece in the Financial Times that features Robert Roy, one of our Encore Fellows, and others who are “unretiring” and joining a movement of experienced professionals coming back to work in droves. Robert’s story focuses on how his Encore Fellowship helped him transition. Robert felt something was missing: […]

5 Ways to Get Involved in Afterschool Programs Near You

Afterschool programs are a natural fit for volunteers 50+ looking to contribute their time and skills to youth-serving organizations. Quality afterschool programs are in high demand because they offer so much more than safe child care. They provide educational support, health and wellness opportunities, social and emotional learning and much more. By introducing kids to […]

10 Ways You Can Support Early Childhood Education

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. […]

10 Ways You Can Help Boost Childhood Literacy

Are you a do-it-yourselfer over 50 who’s eager to help kids learn to read? This list, from our Generation to Generation (Gen2Gen) campaign, is for you. 1. Search and you may find. Find out where your time and experience are needed by using the Generation to Generation Volunteer Opportunity Finder. Just type in your zip […]