Encore Careers: Passion, Purpose & a Paycheck IMLS Western Regional Fellowship Transforming Life After 50 Portland, Oregon – September16, 2010
Fundamental trends Leading-edge boomers are working longer Even in the current economy, “giving back” is a strong motivator for many New pathways are emerging for older adults to paid and unpaid roles with social impact Nonprofits employers need help to prepare for the changes that are coming in the workforce
What we know Half of all Americans age 50-70 want to do work that helps others MetLife/Civic Ventures Encore Survey, 2007
What we know Millions of jobs in:
health care and social Therassistance
nonprofit community and religious organizations
By 2018 ~ millions of jobs in:
After The Recovery, Bluestone and Melnick, 2010
What we know To fill these jobs, nonprofit employers will need people 55 + to work at rates much higher than expected. After The Recovery, Bluestone and Melnick, 2010
“Adulthood simply goes on too long without punctuation.” Mary Catherine Bateson, Cultural Anthropologist 7
Your Turn Do you know someone in an encore career? Are you in an encore career? 11
The Encore Career Framework Encore pathways: the missing link Millions of Encore Career Seekers Social Sector Employers Job matching Education Training Fellowships Service Experience BigSocial Needs
Encore Job Matching ReServe: supplying skilled employees for dozens of NYC nonprofits & city agencies
Encore Colleges Portland Community College: Creating pathways for re-tooling
Encore Fellowsencore.org/fellowships Leslye Louie and Lyle Hurst: Partners in School Innovation
Encore Service The Kennedy Serve America Act 2009
Your Turn Imagine your own encore career Then ; Now 17
What can libraries do?
Build encore resources
Become an encore community partner
Provide technology access & training
Model Library Programs Tempe Connections, AZ tempeconnections.org Discovering What’s Next, MA Discoveringwhatsnext.com
Contact Information Judy Goggin Vice President Civic Ventures email@example.com www.encore.org
There are tremendous challenges in our world today – and human talent is at the heart of solving these problems.
There is an enormous source of largely untapped human talent in the people who have finished their midlife careers.
Some form of “work,” not our parents’ volunteering, is most likely to appeal to most people and have the greatest potential impact.