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Welcoming Paul Taylor, Encore.org Senior Fellow

It’s a great pleasure to introduce Paul Taylor, Encore.org‘s new Senior Fellow—and the first of our Fellows to focus on thought leadership and cultural change. Paul is a distinguished journalist, author, speaker and researcher with a focus in recent years on generational trends and demographic change. He is the author of three books, including the “The Next […]

Finding Purpose — and Inspiration — in a Boxing Gym

Harry Cummins III found his purpose in life when he opened a boxing gym to reach kids on the streets, in gangs, from broken homes. His encore story is the latest to be featured by our media partner, The Christian Science Monitor. As a boy, his dreams of entering the priesthood were derailed when his […]

Hungry for More: Doug Rauch on Daily Table and Taking Chances on Change

Former Trader Joe’s President Doug Rauch spoke with the Encore.org team about his new venture, DailyTable. Daily Table’s mission is “to help communities make great choices around food by making it easy for them to choose tasty, healthy, convenient and truly affordable meals and groceries.” The following is a condensed and edited version of our conversation.  ANN MACDOUGALL: Take […]

“I Couldn’t Be A Foster Mom: This is the Next Best Thing”

Char Williams is “a voice for foster children.” Her encore story is the latest to be featured by our media partner, The Christian Science Monitor. At a church meeting in her community of Tennessee Valley, Texas, Williams learned that the national organization CASA — Court-Appointed Special Advocates for Children -– needed volunteers to help shepherd the cases […]