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What's Your Encore Story?

Stories from the Encore Movement

Their encores are creating a better future for future generations

“Corporations would love to have the consistency and the passion for mission that one morning meeting at Homeboy demonstrates.”

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Thomas Vozzo

Los Angeles, CA

“I don’t think I could have imagined how my corporate experience could add value to a nonprofit in my early 30s.”

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Nancy Gendimenico

New York, New York

“I knew I wanted to continue to work with youth around STEM.”

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Jim Wagoner

Oakland, CA

“I feel engaged, needed, and useful.”

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Jim Pullen

Seattle, WA

“By working directly with the youth and mentors, it ignited my belief in mentoring.”

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Tracey Gustafson

Worcester, MA

“It has been a complete turn-around for me. Working at Centro, seeing the variety of people, has truly opened my eyes.”

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Rose Gallegos

Portland, OR

“Without the Encore Fellowships program, I’d have found a part-time job someplace that wouldn’t be as fulfilling – instead of making a difference.”

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Doug Champlin

Albuquerque, NM

“After I retired, I felt a surprising loss of purpose. My Fellowship provided me with a renewed sense of purpose.”

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Rob Roy

Portland, OR

“This Encore opportunity was a huge light bulb that started to shine . I think there’s a nonprofit for just about everybody out there.”

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Scott Wicht

Hopland, CA

“The Encore Fellowship gave me the opportunity to see the impact I can have on an organization that is stretched for resources. I didn’t realize how much amazing work is being done by people that just felt the need to do something.” 

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Mike Huntley

Long Beach, CA

“Some of my Intel projects took two years. At the school, I could get immediate gratification from the Director, teachers and students.”

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Fancy Bryant III

Oakland, CA

“I didn’t know I was good at “the data thing.” I feel like I found what I was meant to do in my life: I just needed to find the right place. And I did!”

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Elisa Ross, MD

Cleveland, OH
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