This fall, boomers who are looking for meaning and direction, or are interested in exploring encores, have several new options--right here in the Twin Cities. See below to learn more about these programs, and how to apply.
For the past seven years, Encore!Hartford has provided Hartford area Connecticut professionals age 50 and older with support in transitioning from a corporate career to one in the nonprofit sector. Now, The University of Connecticut Nonprofit Leadership Program , in partnership with Fairfield County nonprofit partners, has launched Encore!Fairfield County, creating an opportunity for more southern Connecticut residents to participate in the innovative program. Encore!Fairfield County is modeled after Encore!Hartford, which has an impressive track record. A five-year assessment of the program in 2015 revealed 91% of participants finding employment (70% full-time), and 73% of those employed landing in the nonprofit sector.
AARP North Carolina and the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) are hosting Encore Entrepreneur events to help North Carolinians age 50-plus start or grow a small business.
AARP is teaming up with the Small Business Administration (SBA) in Cleveland to provide two programs in late July that allow you to explore entrepreneurship as a second-stage career.
AARP volunteers will be on hand for an exciting Cleveland Foundation discussion aimed at delivering first-hand advice on how to develop your own plan for your Encore years.
An evolution is occurring that will one day affect you and your family: Older adults are breaking stereotypes, and are redefining life, career and retirement in the second half of their lives.
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