Mission & Vision
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.
How We Work
Our volunteer instructors — top-level retired or working professionals and academics — create a stimulating learning environment through an exciting array of subjects. Encore Learning’s daytime non-credit college-level courses and events require no testing or papers.
Encore Learning obtains classroom space and other assistance through its partnerships with George Mason University, Marymount University, Arlington Public Schools Adult Education Program, and WETA. We are a member of the Road Scholar Institute Network.
Encore Learning’s members support, govern, and finance the organization by volunteering their time without compensation and through membership and course fees.
Encore Learning does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, disability, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.