Resources

Agrawal brings safe drinking
water – rain from rooftops – to
thousands of villagers in his native
India, using his engineering
expertise.

Video length: 3:05

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Watch John Owens talk about his
experience as an Encore Fellow
sponsored by Intel and what he
hopes to accomplish with his Arizona
nonprofit host, The Centers for
Habilitation. (Click photo to play.)

Video length – 5:20

The financial challenges posed by midlife career changes are hampering the plans of millions of people who are interested in “encore careers” that can put their experience to work for the greater good. This report reveals how many people have transitioned to encore careers, at what age, the time and costs required for such a transition, obstacles keeping others from making the transition, and recommendations on how to overcome these obstacles.

Bridging the Gap to an Encore Career

After decades in real estate, Dave Hughes was ready for his encore career. He applied for jobs at nonprofit organizations near his new home in eastern Oregon, hoping to capitalize on his years of church volunteer work. He got no offers.

“We needed the additional income,” he says. “My wife told me, ‘Get a job now.’” So Hughes took a three-month job at the local Walmart, which led to a promotion to receiving manager.


In this “speed dating for good ideas” session, Encore 2011 participants had the opportunity to learn about some of the ways that fifteen innovative programs are enabling encore careers or promoting other encore stage-of-life ideas. Click on any of the fifteen programs below to view a brief profile of each encore innovation and a website link.

Aspiranet Encore Fellowships Program, California

For job seekers over 50, what they did in their off hours before becoming unemployed matters as much their past job performance. The organization 55 Plus Yonkers Connections, headed by Civic Ventures Launch Pad finalist Cathy Elser, demonstrates how volunteering can lead to an encore career.

As many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 are in encore careers, according to new research from Civic Ventures and MetLife Foundation – and 31 million more are interested in joining them. Even considering the current economy, the study shows an eagerness to create a better world through work.

Click here to view the telephone topline results.

Check out www.encore.org/research to learn more about this and other Civic Ventures research.

As many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 are in encore careers, according to new research from Civic Ventures and MetLife Foundation – and 31 million more are interested in joining them. Even considering the current economy, the study shows an eagerness to create a better world through work.

Click here to view the online topline results.

Check out www.encore.org/research to learn more about this and other Civic Ventures research.

As many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 are in encore careers, according to new research from Civic Ventures and MetLife Foundation – and 31 million more are interested in joining them. Even considering the current economy, the study shows an eagerness to create a better world through work.

Click here to view the research report.

Check out www.encore.org/research to view the news release, research highlights, topline results, and overview of research methodology.

As many as 9 million people ages 44 to 70 are in encore careers, according to new research from Civic Ventures and MetLife Foundation – and 31 million more are interested in joining them. Even considering the current economy, the study shows an eagerness to create a better world through work.

Click here to view the research highlights.

Check out www.encore.org/research to view the news release, full report, topline results, and overview of research methodology.

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