Encore Public Voices Fellows
The Encore Public Voices Fellowship is a prestigious year-long initiative to accelerate the ideas and impact of 21 new and necessary thought leaders working at the intersection of aging, longevity, intergenerational connection and social justice. Our first 20 fellows were featured in over 100 media publications to date, including USA Today, Fast Company and Forbes. See this infographic and this summary oped for more details.
Participants receive support, skills and mentoring to ensure their ideas shape the greater public conversation. Key partners include:
- The OpEd Project, a think tank and leadership organization that accelerates the ideas and public impact of underrepresented voices, including women.
- Ann MacDougall, former president of Encore.org who serves as a senior advisor to the Encore Public Voices Fellowship.
- The members of our Advisory Council: Ellen Goodman (Chair), Sylvia Brown, Mary C. Curtis, Ken Dychtwald, Raymond Jetson, Katie Orenstein, Trabian Shorters and Lester Strong.
Meet the 2019-20 Fellows
Fellows in the Media
The Fellowship Experience
Watch this short video to hear how the first 20 Encore Public Voices Fellows describe their experiences.
Want to Use Your Voice?
Thank you for your interest in the Encore Public Voices Fellowship! Applications are currently closed. In the meantime, please provide your contact information below and we’ll share some ways that we can help to support your writing and thought leadership, as well as information about applications once they’re open.
See these two great resources for thought leaders:
- “What does it mean to have a society with more older people than younger ones?” by 2018-19 Fellow Cal Halvorsen.
- EPVF Thought Leadership Resources.