Encore Stories

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

This former corrections officer uses traditional African rites of passage to help black youth avoid jail and teen pregnancy.

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Alexandreena Dixon

Suffern, NY

He works in his local public school to assist kids at risk of dropping out.

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Joe Pendal

St. Paul, MN

Her family fled Vietnam for the U.S. Now she helps other immigrants integrate into American life. 

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Anh Nguyet Tranh

Grand Rapids, MI

He left his professorship to return to his native Appalachia to help preserve its rural way of life.

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Jerry Moles

Roanoke, VA

He is applying his facilities management skills to his work at a Bible translation company.

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Alan Goins

Colorado Springs, CO

He creates books that "speak" so people in low-literacy nations can improve their health.

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Brian Julius

Hilton Head Island, SC

She was an immigrant who became a citizen. In her encore, she helps Chinese-speaking immigrants do the same.

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Bonnie Chang

Houston, TX

This Native American psychologist brings together indigenous knowledge and Western technology to create environmental sustainability.

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Leslie Gray

San Francisco, CA

This son of migrant workers is a former firefighter who continues to serve his community.

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Pablo Martinez

Grand Rapids, MI
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