Changing the World through AmeriCorps Encore Service

“You don’t have to be a lottery winner to make a difference in your community or halfway around the globe,” writes Kelly Greene says in her “How to Change the World” column in today’s The Wall Street Journal. “People who are winding down first or primary careers and looking for new directions are discovering that for the cost […] Features Foreclosure Fighter

A nonprofit founded by 2010 Purpose Prize winner Inez Killingsworth that has helped thousands of Ohio residents avoid foreclosure is the focus of a blog post by David Bornstein on the New York Times website. In 2009 alone, more than 8,000 families received help from Empowering and Strengthening Ohio’s People (ESOP) in its 11 Ohio […]

David Bornstein on Struggling Social Entrepreneurs

If you spend any time with David Bornstein, as I have been lucky to do recently, you will likely start thinking that the world is a place filled with altruistic people who dedicate their time and talents to fixing what’s wrong. As one of the leading experts on social entrepreneurship and social innovation, Bornstein, a senior […]

And the 2010 Purpose Prize Winners Are?

Ten individuals have been awarded up to $100,000 for their work to improve their communities and the world. From fighting U.S. foreclosures to taking on powerful polluters to rebuilding Afghanistan, this year’s Purpose Prize winners are working on community-based issues from the ground up — and getting results. You can read about all 10 of […]

These People Are Changing the World

In some ways, five years doesn’t seem like such a long time. And yet, in the past five years, so much has changed, economically, politically, even demographically, as the first wave of baby boomers moved into their 60s. With many of those changes in mind, two foundations – The Atlantic Philanthropies and the John Templeton […]

Looking for an Encore Service Opportunity?

Encore service is still a new idea, but many service opportunities already exist as pathways to encore careers. Some are targeted to individuals 55 and over; others are open to all ages. They range from national programs to those that are operated at the state or local level. Learn about national service programs in AmeriCorps, […]