Encore Stories

Our encores are creating a better future
for our communities and the world.

She views her work with children as preparing them for the challenges of their life ahead.

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Elzora Douglas

St. Louis, MO

A former journalist becomes a child welfare advocate for adopted kids like his own.

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Adam Pertman

Newton, MA

He uses his intercultural knowledge to mentor recent immigrants in their job search.

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Joe Lurie

Berkeley, CA

This artist uses his paintings to raise money for charities that help the less fortunate.

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Roy Burgess

Phoenix, AZ

A single parent finds his encore giving "whole life support" to teens in a rural high school.

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William Lah

Hibbing, MN

Every week, Herman Travis delivers food bank groceries to elderly neighbors like his friend Robert. Listen to their StoryCorps interview.

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Herman Travis

San Francisco, CA

A former schoolteacher and TV reporter tackles students? readiness to learn with teacher home visits.

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Karen Kalish

St. Louis, MO

A black media exec sets up a program mentoring black male millennials to become entrepreneurs.

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Henry Rock II

Charlotte, NC

He revamped a youth organization's online mentoring platform during his Encore Fellowship. 

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Doug DeFrees

San Jose, CA
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