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Encore.org features members whose stories may help you think through your own encore transition. From starting nonprofits, to going back to school, to switching sectors and more, no two stories are alike. Here you'll find lessons, tips and inspiration.

Read about hundreds of encore journeys in our All Stories section or click below:

PURPOSE PRIZE WINNERS

Barry Childs improves the lives of vulnerable children and their families in Tanzania by creating farming cooperatives, building classrooms and opening clinics. More >

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GREEN ENCORES

Judi Henderson-Townsend rescues mannequins destined for landfills and rents and recycles them. More>


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HEALTH ENCORES

Jan Albert, after being laid off from her job in real estate, got her caregiving certificate and started a home care business with her sister. More >

EDUCATION & YOUTH ENCORES

Julie Greene, a former stay-at-home mom, got her fast-track teaching license and now teaches high school math in Texas. More >

DOWNSIZED TO AN ENCORE

Arlene Carter, after being laid off from her H.R. job in construction, rebounded by tapping her network and getting hired as a fundraiser for a senior center. More >

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SECTOR SWITCHERS

Michael Watson climbed the corporate ladder and gave back in his community. Now he’s doing both as head of human resources for Girls Scouts of America. More >

RETRAINING STORIES

Mark Noonan, a former high-tech exec, brings the power of online networking to his job at Elders in Action, Portland, Ore. More >

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EMPLOYERS & ORGANIZATIONS

Jan Hively, as co-founder of Shift in Minneapolis, established a clearinghouse for ideas and people seeking more satisfaction from work. More>

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