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ABOUT US

Encore.org is building a movement to make it easier for millions of people to pursue second acts for the greater good. We call them "encore careers" – jobs that combine personal meaning, continued income and social impact – in the second half of life.

While Encore.org is not a job placement service, it provides free, comprehensive information that helps people transition to jobs in the nonprofit world and the public sector.

Civic Ventures, d.b.a. Encore.org, is a 501(c)3 nonprofit corporation.

WHAT WE DO

Through an inventive program portfolio, original research, strategic alliances and the power of people’s life stories, Encore.org demonstrates the value of experience in solving society’s greatest problems – from education to the environment, health care to homelessness.

OUR POINT OF VIEW

The number of Americans 55 and over will grow to 112 million in 2030. That’s up from 76 million today. Never before have so many people had so much knowledge – and so much time to use it. More >

OUR HISTORY

Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) grew from a desire to ensure that the second half of life is a source of both individual and social renewal. More >

OUR FUNDERS

The work of Encore.org has been made possible over the years through generous support from a variety of foundations and agencies. More >

MARC FREEDMAN


Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, has been recognized by Fast Company magazine three years in a row as one of the nation’s leading social entrepreneurs. The New York Times described him as “the voice of aging baby boomers who are eschewing retirement for … meaningful and sustaining work later in life.”

Read his bio
Listen to Freedman and others about the encore movement in this video

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.”

More >

IN THE NEWS

Read the latest encore news releases.

MEET THE STAFF

Meet Encore.org staff, fellows and board members.

Staff and fellows Board members

CONTACT US

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