ENCORE SERVICE: PATHWAY TO ENCORE CAREERS
National service has become an effective pathway for young people to social purpose work, and it’s a proven pipeline for nonprofits to find and grow talent. Encore service creates a similar opportunity to unleash experienced workers – encore talent – as a powerful force for solving social problems.
SERVE AMERICA ACT: A NEW ERA OF NATIONAL SERVICE
Encore service: The Serve America Act advances service opportunities for people 55 and older through AmeriCorps, education award transferability, expansion of term limits and inclusion of encore service in state service plans.
- Learn how the Act got started
- Get the latest news about the Act from the Corporation for National and Community Service
Encore Fellowships: The Act establishes one-year Encore Fellowships for those over 55. Although funding has not yet been approved, Encore.org is piloting and expanding the idea. More >
FOR PROGRAMS & POLICYMAKERS
When President Obama signed the Serve America Act into law, he launched an historic expansion of national service for all and included, for the first time in decades, policy innovations and new opportunities for 55+ adults. More >
Encore service is still a new idea, but many service opportunities already exist through AmeriCorps, VISTA, Senior Corps, Peace Corps, other federal programs and community volunteering. More >
Promising programs: Existing local, state and national programs are pioneering AmeriCorps as an encore career pathway and demonstrating high impact results. They provide promising practices for new initiatives. More >
Innovation: The Encore Fellowships Network is paving the way with corporations, foundations and other organizations across the U.S. to engage Encore Fellows as a significant new source of talent to help solve problems in their communities. More >
HOW CAN BOOMERS STRENGTHEN EDUCATION?
10/06/2010 - 11:27:05am
Two papers from Encore.org help experienced professionals understand how they can help deliver services to young people, including working with schools to strengthen instruction in math- and science-related fields.