Encore!Connecticut Spring 2021 Class

Saturday, January 9, 2021 was the start of a new live virtual Encore!Connecticut class.  Encore!Connecticut is a four-month professional development program that prepares seasoned corporate professionals for a career on the nonprofit sector.  The program offers networking opportunities, help in resume restructuring, and classes in nonprofit finance, strategy, law, philanthropic partnerships, and social media taught […]

Encore!Connecticut Alum Leads Project Imo, Inc.

We recently caught up with Jason Hyland, a UConn police officer from 2000-2020, a 2020 graduate of the Department of Public Policy (DPP) Encore!Connecticut Program, and now the President and Executive Director of Project Imo, Inc. Jason, what brought you to Encore!Connecticut and what was your favorite aspect of the program? In 2019 I began […]

Encore!Connecticut 2020 Graduation

On the beautiful Saturday morning of November 7 the 2020 Encore!Connecticut class and their friends and family met virtually to celebrate the conclusion of eight months of training and fellowships.  These twenty-seven corporate executives have taken their first steps to transitioning into the nonprofit sector. Dr. David Garvey welcomed everyone via zoom including graduates, fellowship […]

Encore!Connecticut In-Person and Online

Encore!Connecticut In-Person and Online Encore!Connecticut was co-founded over 10 years ago by Dr. Dave Garvey and Linda Friedman of the UConn Department of Public Policy to assist corporate and public sector professionals in transitioning their skills and experience into opportunities in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. Over the past decade nearly 200 corporate professionals have gone […]

Relaunch of Encore!Connecticut

Coming March 2020, Encore!Hartford and Encore!Fairfield are relaunching as Encore!Connecticut. The redesign is changing to a Saturday format in order to be more accessible to individuals with varying goals. Individuals seeking immediate employment, and those currently working but planning for a career change, can both engage and benefit from this nationally recognized nonprofit career program […]

Two Encore!Connecticut Fellows Become Nonprofit Executive Directors

Two Encore!Connecticut graduates have recently been selected as Nonprofit Executive Directors. Encore! Connecticut is a program designed to assist corporate and public sector professionals transition their skill-sets and experience into successful professional and managerial opportunities in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. Craig Adler, Encore! Fairfield County, 2016 The former finance securities trader became Director of Development […]

The Year Ahead – Encore!, Interns, Mentorship

Encore!Connecticut For nearly a decade, Encore!Hartford and Encore!Fairfield County have assisted over 100 professionals transition to managerial careers in the Connecticut nonprofit sector. After nearly a decade of success we have retooled the program to meet the needs of Connecticut’s transitioning professional — as Encore!Connecticut. The redesign will provide a Saturday format in order to […]

Sara DeGraff, Encore!Hartford 2016, Nominated as a Hartford Courant Hometown Hero

As a Fellow of Encore!Hartford Class of 2016, a program for corporate professionals and managers seeking to transition their skill sets and work experience to the nonprofit sector, Sara DeGraff was seeking an opportunity “to develop strategies to promote culturally diverse understanding and appreciation to enhance engagement.”  One of the strategies came to fruition through […]