TIME FOR AN ENCORE

You may not realize it, but you’re playing a role in one of the most significant trends of the 21st century. You’re helping to invent a new stage of work.

You’re moving beyond midlife careers yet refusing to fade out or fade away. You’re searching for a calling in the second half of life, crafting encore careers that combine not only continued income but the promise of more meaning – and the chance to do work that means something beyond yourself. You’re headed for an encore.

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Michael decided to give back and now manages human resources for the Girls Scouts. More >

After a career in marketing Gina became an Encore Fellow and figured out her next steps. More >

Julie earned her teaching credential in a fast-track community college program. More >

WHAT'S AN ENCORE CAREER?

This quick video provides an
explanation that’s toe-tapping fun.

Video length: 1:20

THE BIG SHIFT

The New York Times calls The Big Shift: Navigating the
New Stage Beyond MIdlife
by Encore.org founder
and CEO Marc Freedman “an imaginative work with
the potential to affect our individual lives and
our collective future.”

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ENCORE FELLOWSHIPS

A bridge to a new stage of work, Encore Fellowships are paid, yearlong positions for people who want to shift from midlife careers to encore careers.

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ENCORE COLLEGES

Colleges are creating programs to retrain experienced adults for careers in education, health care, social services and the environment.

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MEDIA COVERAGE OF ENCORE CAREERS

Ready for an encore career?

VISIT WORK

To join the encore community

VISIT CONNECT

TAKE A SITE TOUR

Learn what Encore.org has to offer on a guided tour.

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FOR EMPLOYERS

News, advice and resources for employers tapping encore talent for the greater good

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ABOUT US

Encore.org is a nonprofit organization working to promote encore careers – second acts for the greater good. More >