EncoreU is a catalyst, a resource and a rising force for social change, in a sector uniquely poised to shape and inform the social contract. EncoreU aims to transform a “problem” — millions of retirement-age Americans — into a diverse and dynamic solution to some of society’s most persistent challenges.
To do this, colleges and universities across America are committing their leadership and their resources to serve our society’s new demographics and leverage the talents and skills of experienced adults by creating encore- and age-friendly institutions of higher education.
* On October 14, on the invitation of Encore NEO in Northeast Ohio, higher-ed leaders convened a Higher Education Initiative to better understand the implications of the longevity boom and the encore demographic. Conversations explored potential collaborations and opened a dialog to inform a new vision for encore-friendly higher ed in the region.
* The EncoreU Summit for Higher Education Leaders was held March 20-21 at NYU. More than 20 visionary institutions met to discuss policies, practices and pathways to support the transitions of retiring faculty, alumni and working professionals in our communities who want to continue to work and contribute in meaningful ways.