Encore Fellowships are a bold and timely idea that wows us...the kind of innovative thinking that can transform lives and change our world.
"Encore Fellowships are a bold and timely idea that wows us ... the kind of innovative thinking that can transform lives and change our world."
– Fast Company
"The equipment is archaic, and the budgeting is hand-to-mouth. But people have a pride in their work and their mission that I haven't seen in many people. And the job satisfaction is enormous. I know when I make the operation more efficient, the faster we can deliver food to needy people in New Mexico. And that is a human reward that is priceless."
- Sonia Hodshire, Encore Fellow at Roadrunner Food Bank, Albuquerque, New Mexico
Encore Fellowships are designed to deliver new sources of talent to organizations solving critical social problems. These paid, time-limited Fellowships match skilled, experienced professionals with social-purpose organizations in high-impact assignments.
During the Fellowship period (typically six to 12 months, half to full time), the Fellows take on roles that bring significant, sustained impact to their host organizations. While they are working, the Fellows earn a stipend, learn about social-purpose work, and develop a new network of contacts and resources for the future.
After an outstanding 2009 pilot and successful replication in 2010, the program is now in its fifth year and continues to grow. Following the model of the highly successful pilot, Encore Fellowship opportunities are now available in programs in Arizona, California, New York, Oregon, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Washington, and Washington D.C. – all members of a collaborative network. Given the limited number of Fellowships available and the large number of applicants, the application and selection process is competitive for both Fellow and Work Host applicants.
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ENCORE FELLOWS VIDEOS
Watch fellows, nonprofit directors
and program sponsors talk about
the pilot Encore Fellowships
program that took place in
Silicon Valley in 2009.
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ENCORE FELLOWSHIPS ARE EXPANDING ACROSS THE GLOBE
The Encore Fellowships program started with a pilot of 10 Fellows in 2009 in California's Silicon Valley, supported by the founding sponsors, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation and HP.
Following tremendous success and national interest across the United States, Encore.org (formerly Civic Ventures) launched The Encore Fellowships Network™. The Encore Fellowships Network makes it as easy as possible for independent organizations to start, sponsor or operate effective Encore Fellowships programs in their community or organization. The network of affiliate programs is now expanding across the US, with growing global interest and recognition in the Stanford Social Innovation Review Winter 2013 issue. For more information, go to Start an Encore Fellows Program.
Fellowship opportunities are now available in programs in Arizona, California, New York, Oregon, New Mexico, Massachusetts, Washington, and Washington D.C. – all members of a collaborative network. The programs are supported by a range of corporate, foundation and individual supporters and the participating nonprofits, with strategic expansion support from the Packard Foundation, Intel Corporation, California HealthCare Foundation, Virginia G. Piper Charitable Trust, Goldman Sachs Urban Investment Group, HP, and the Robin Hood Foundation.
We are pleased to announce the January, 2013, launch of the first international Encore Fellows program in London, England, called Encore Futures. For more information, please contact Annabel Warr at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ENCORE FELLOWS PROGRAM DIRECTORY
Maricopa County Encore Fellows
Experience Matters manages the Encore Fellowships program in Maricopa County. More >
Aspiranet Encore Fellows
Now accepting applications, this program matches Encore Fellows within Aspiranet, one of California’s largest social service agencies, with 35 family support programs in 44 locations. More >
Encore Fellows in Community Health Centers
This program matches Encore Fellows with safety-net clinics and consortia in the San Francisco Bay Area, San Diego, and California's Central Valley. More >
Sacramento and Sierra Region Encore Fellows
American Leadership Forum - Mountain Valley and the Non Profit Resource Center are collaborating to place Encore Fellows in the Sacramento and Sierra regions. More >
Silicon Valley Encore Fellows
In 2013 the Silicon Valley program is celebrating its fifth year of delivering high-impact talent to nonprofits in the San Francisco Bay Area. More >
United Way of Central New Mexico Encore Fellows
This new program invests human capital resources in the community’s most promising nonprofit organizations. More >
New York and Washington, D.C.
New York Encore Fellows
The East Coast expansion of the program has opened opportunities for Fellows in New York and Washington D.C.. More >
Social Venture Partners Portland Encore Fellows
Portland was one of the first cities in the nation to create Encore Fellowships for seasoned professionals. More >
Social Venture Partners Encore Fellows
Fellowship opportunities available with highly-effective nonprofits in King County. More >
London, England - launched January 2013!
The first international Encore Fellows program has launched in London, England, bringing the encore concept to a major new market. More >
When you submit data as part of the Encore Fellowships application and evaluation processes, you agree to the terms outlined in our data privacy statement. Please remember that while we are very committed to respecting applicant privacy, the nature of the application and matching process requires that we share information you provide us with other organizations. The data privacy statement helps explain what you can expect with respect to our treatment of your information.
APPLY NOW TO BE AN ENCORE FELLOW!
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FOR MORE INFORMATION
If you are interested in hosting a Fellow in your organization, please refer to the program directory and look for a local Program Operator.
Program Directory page
For all other inquiries please click on the link below.
A new case study examines Encore.org's experience expanding its Encore Fellows program quickly and efficiently. More >
Read Anne Gable's story as a Business Development Encore Fellow at Aspiranet, called "Innovation, Collaboration, and Learning."
FEATURED WORK HOST
Derek Mitchell is the CEO of Partners in School Innovation, a Work Host in the 2009, 2010, and 2012 Silicon Valley Encore Fellowships classes.
RECENT MEDIA COVERAGE OF THE ENCORE FELLOWSHIPS NETWORK
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Associated Press / Bloomberg Businessweek
The Edward M. Kennedy Serve America Act, signed by President Obama in 2009, establishes 10 federal encore fellowships in each state for Americans age 55 and older. Funding has yet to be approved. More >
A report by an independent research and evaluation firm gives high marks to the Silicon Valley Encore Fellows pilot program for “generating a very high level of impact.” More >