Encore Learning

EIN: 55-0848376

Mission Statement

Encore Learning offers short, college-level, non-credit, daytime courses, lectures, special events, and activities to help meet the continuing education and social needs of any interested persons over fifty years of age.

Program Summary

Encore Learning is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2002. We help meet the continuing educational and social interests of anyone over age 50, regardless of residence location, by offering: a wide variety of college-level noncredit courses, specialty clubs, wide-ranging special events, and enjoyable social activities. Through courses and other activities, members explore and share new ideas and develop new friendships inside and outside of classrooms.

Classes, clubs and events are either held in-person or virtually, with in-person courses primarily taking place at George Mason University in Arlington. Encore Learning has more than 150 volunteers each year who plan and teach courses, coordinate clubs and events, and engage in outreach.

What ways can the public get involved?

Encore Learning hosts the free to the public Encore Learning Presents on Mondays at 3:00 PM. These regular events are cosponsored by Arlington Public Library. Encore Learning Presents includes public lectures, panels, and film screenings. The semi-annual Course Preview is a free event introducing each semester. There are numerous volunteer opportunities to get involved and bring quality educational and social opportunities to people over 50.

How are charitable dollars spent? Where does my donation go?

Donations to Encore Learning support the general operating functions of this small volunteer driven nonprofit. Contributions help us reach more people who can benefit from the quality educational and social opportunities. Encore Learning provides scholarships for low-income members and brings quality presentations to the public.

Information provided January 2024