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Oct 21, 2014/02:00 PM

The People’s Climate March: A Call to Action

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The People’s Climate March: A Call to Action

Simone Cardona recounts the powerful convergence of the People’s Climate March that took place in New York City on September 21st, with more than 300,000 people taking to the streets and more still all around the world.  The loud echo of 400,000 people’s voices flooded the streets of New York and 162 countries on September 21st, 2014. The soles on …


May 14, 2014/05:31 PM

GenUp and Thrive Bay Area present Wiser Together

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GenUp and Thrive Bay Area present Wiser Together

These are times that are calling the generations to come together! GenUp is thrilled to be partnering with Thrive Bay Area, Impact Hub Oakland, and community partners to sponsor “Wiser Together – Collaborating Across Generations.” This series of intergenerational convenings launched last week and aims to bring together youth, adults, and elders from around Oakland and the Bay Area. The …


May 14, 2014/05:17 PM

Join GenUp for our East Coast and West Coast Trainings

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Join GenUp for our East Coast and West Coast Trainings

Our 2014 training season has officially kicked off with successful trainings in Boston and Santa Cruz. Join us next month for our East Coast and West Coast trainings, seizing opportunities for young people to gain essential skills for bringing forth social change in their communities and around the globe. These trainings will bring together diverse groups of students, activists, artists, …


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. The program will launch in mid-August with the weeklong Thrive Academy …


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, 2014/07:07 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 …