A recent USA Today article, Some Boomers ‘retire’ to jobs that allow them to help others, highlights organizations around the nation that are matching social organizations with workers and volunteers in ‘encore’ careers that help communities. The article cites Civic Ventures as the, “leading national think tank promoting encore careers.” The article continues:
The idea of second careers that help “save the world” grew out of older Americans’ involvement in community service. Federally funded programs such as Experience Corps, which puts volunteers 55 and over into public schools to help struggling students, motivated the tutors and mentors as much as the kids.
From that experience grew Civic Ventures, the leading national think tank promoting encore careers. Marc Freedman, its founder and CEO, sees its focus as a third, pre-retirement stage of life for people ages 55-80.
“People are hitting the reset button,” Freedman says. “There is a tremendous feeling of kind of returning to earlier ideals.”
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