For the first time in U.S. history, people over 60 outnumber people under 18, raising fears of widening generational divides. Encore.org sees another path — a more-old-than-young society that works for all generations. By accelerating inter-generational solutions to pressing social problems from literacy to loneliness, Encore.org bridges divides and collaborates across generations to create a better future together.
Encore.org was founded on the belief that the aging of America isn’t so much a problem to be solved as it is an opportunity to be seized. For 20 years, we’ve worked to change cultural expectations for the years beyond 50 and spark a movement around second acts for the greater good.
In our own second act, we are creating an environment for business and social entrepreneurs to collaborate broaden the scope, impact and socioeconomic value proposition of racial and generational solidarity. The process fosters the equitable growth, sharing and transfer of wealth across generations and communities. We recognize that inter-generational connection can help to solve critical problems, bridge divides, bring joy to the second half of life, and help all ages thrive. Our work is now focused on these solutions.