NEWS & BLOGS

Stay up to date on what’s happening with encore careers, from emerging jobs to training opportunities to the latest research. Here are the top stories:

Congratulations to Our Own Marc Freedman Encore.org founder and CEO, winner of Schwab Foundation 2014 Social Entrepreneur award

Have You Got Your Second Wind? Dr. Bill Thomas' new book and conference series

RetirementJobs.com and Transamerica Spotlight Non-Profit Opportunities Encore-style job and volunteer links get prominent spot on listing site's front page

Meet 'The Poster Boy' For The Encore Career Movement Forbes profile of Encore.org board member Ron Cordes

Encore's Marci Alboher on The Long Game Planning your 70s while in your 40s and 50s, on Next Avenue.

Encore Innovation Fellow Betsy Werley Profiled in Pittsburgh Post-Gazette.


Fox News – Encore Careers Becoming Popular Among Baby Boomers
Marc Freedman interviewed on a Fox News piece about encore careers.


The Wall Street Journal – Find Yourself Later in Life by Serving Others
Marc Freedman describes how deep personal meaning can be found in service to others.

Ysabel Duron goes off camera for great 2nd act Ysabel Duron, founder of Latinas Contra Cancer in San Jose and one of seven winners of the 2013 Purpose Prize tells her story to the San Francisco Chronicle.

The Dangerous Myth of Reinvention Marc Freedman talks about the myths and unrealistic expectations that come with personal reinvention.

How to Try Retirement Before You Quit Your Job Encore.org founder and CEO, explains the benefits of acquiring experience before embarking on a new career

Purpose Prize Winner Fights for Caregivers Kerry Hannon sits down with Purpose Prize winner Barbara Young to talk about her new goal: better working conditions for aides to the elderly.

‘Genius’ Awards for Retirees Two of this year’s seven winners, being announced today, have focused their work on veterans.

Purpose Prize Winners: Changing the World After 60. These inspiring folks won the 2013 awards for using their second acts to improve the lives of others.

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Marc Freedman, founder and CEO of Encore.org, is the author of The Big Shift: Navigating the New Stage Beyond Midlife. Read Freedman's blog posts >

Marci Alboher, a former New York Times careers columnist, offers help in finding your encore career. Read Alboher's blog posts >

Phyllis Segal leads programs aimed at understanding and expanding encore careers as an important source of talent to meet society’s most pressing needs. Read Segal’s blog posts >

Sara Ying Rounsaville, directs communications for Encore.org and shares the latest resources available with the Encore.org community. Read Rounsaville’s blog posts >

Next Avenue, a PBS-system website and Encore.org partner, providing in-depth information, perspective and inspiration to help people 50+ navigate their next life stage. Read Next Avenue's blog posts >

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

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