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Apr 15, 2014/10:40 AM

Thrive Fellows 2014-2015: Apply or Nominate Today!

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Thrive Fellows 2014-2015: Apply or Nominate Today!

It’s that season when new and exciting things are happening! At GenUp, we’re thrilled to be launching our brand new Thrive Fellows program, a yearlong “leadership-in-action” journey that supports a diverse cohort of young leaders in designing and implementing social innovation projects toward a thriving, just, and sustainable world. See the Thrive Fellows page for further details. If you’re a …


Mar 27, 2014/11:21 AM

WakeUpdate Spring 2014

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WakeUpdate Spring 2014

As we begin to swing into spring (or fall, for those of you down under), it’s time again to take a moment to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. WakeUps: So far in 2014, over 900 people have participated in 21 WakeUps! Here are some of the highlights: Embodied WakeUp—Olympia, Washington Porter Eichenlaub, Cynthia Kennedy, and Dan Mahle …


Mar 18, 2014/10:42 AM

Let’s Rally Together This Earth Week!

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Let’s Rally Together This Earth Week!

Join the GenUp community in hosting, facilitating, or attending an “Earth Week WakeUp” this April in solidarity with events and actions happening around the world! For the past 44 years, Earth Day has been celebrated internationally on April 22 to bring attention our most pressing environmental challenges, to celebrate sustainable solutions, and to engage the broad public in positive action. …


Feb 19, 2014/07:24 PM

Repping GenUp in Washington, D.C.

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The MLK, Jr. Memorial

Generation Waking Up recently received a grant to host a series of intergenerational community conversations—“Wiser Together Cafés”—in Oakland, California. The grant generously included a trip to Washington, D.C. to convene with other grantees for a few days of fun, learning, and inspiration! I represented GenUp in a group of 35 grantees from all over the United States, all of whom …


Feb 19, 2014/07:10 PM

Announcing our 2014 GenUp Leadership Trainings

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A powerful and inspiring group from a past training at Whidbey Island

Generation Waking Up is thrilled to announce eight different leadership trainings across the US and Canada in 2014. These trainings are a wonderful opportunity for students, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, educators, organizers and young leaders who are committed to transforming our world at the intersection of social justice, environmental sustainability, and human thriving. 2014 GenUp Leadership Trainings: Boston, MA — April …


Feb 19, 2014/07:07 PM

Student Divestment Convergence in SF this April!

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Student Divestment Convergence in SF this April!

This April 4-6, the Divestment Student Network is partnering with San Francisco State University to host 300 students from colleges and universities all over North America at the second annual Fossil Fuel Divestment Convergence. The 2014 convergence will focus on building national and regional networks of student activists. GenUp trainers will be in the mix offering a breakout session for …


Feb 19, 2014/06:15 PM

Inspiring Story: Utah’s Courageous Remedy for Homelessness

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Inspiring Story: Utah’s Courageous Remedy for Homelessness

At Generation Waking Up, we are big fans of finding creative and compassionate solutions to the problems that we face. That’s why we were thrilled to read this article, which showcases Utah’s simple solution to chronic homelessness: giving people homes. Over the last eight years, homelessness in Utah has decreased by 78 percent, and it’s on track to end completely …


Feb 19, 2014/12:15 PM

Welcoming our Newest Team Member!

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Welcoming our Newest Team Member!

GenUp is thrilled to welcome our newest team member! Zahara Amar Gorman was born on January 5, 2014 at 4:53 a.m. Pacific to GenUp’s Training & Curriculum Coordinator Cherine Badawi and GenUp’s Coordinator Joshua Gorman. Zahara is excited to be stepping into her role as Chief Happiness Officer. She’ll be keeping our hearts wide open and ensuring that we always …


Feb 19, 2014/07:08 AM

GenUp Seasonal Community Calls

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GenUp Seasonal Community Calls

Last week, we hosted 2014’s first GenUp Community Call. It was a wonderful gift to connect with veteran and brand-new community members alike! On the call, we celebrated the successes of 2013, including seven leadership trainings, nearly 100 WakeUps, and 4000+ individuals reached, at high schools, universities, and conferences. We created a new GenUp promotional video, expanded our school offerings, …


Dec 18, 2013/01:29 PM

Seeking Interns and Fellows for 2014!

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Seeking Interns and Fellows for 2014!

Generation Waking Up is on the lookout for highly creative, smart, motivated, and skilled Interns and Fellows to join our team in 2014! GenUp is a global campaign empowering a generation of young people that is waking up, standing up, and taking action with allies of every generation, helping to bring forth a thriving, just, and sustainable way of life …