Encore!Hartford offers a unique ten week program for unemployed corporate management professionals to transition to the nonprofit sector. The program is led by Dr. David Garvey and Linda Friedman, and operated by the University of Connecticut’s Nonprofit Management Center.
Classroom sessions provide insights about the nonprofit sector and connections with nonprofit leaders; a two-month internship offers hands-on experience. Since its 2010 launch, the program has met its twin goals of reducing unemployment among older adults and building nonprofit capacity; 91% of graduates have been hired, and 73% are working in the nonprofit sector.
Thanks to that success – and demand among nonprofits and unemployed professionals – Encore!Hartford will expand to Connecticut’s Fairfield County in fall 2016. For more information or to apply for the program, contact Program Director Linda Friedman, [email protected].