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Jun 3, 2014/12:52 PM

A Summer of Action

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Dad and I after  exhilarating bike ride

Ciaran Murphy here! I’m a San Francisco native and I will be working as a fellow with GenUp over the course of the summer. After finishing my first year at Boston College, I’m riding a post-finals “high” and getting ready for a summer where I can put my passions into action.  GenUp has taken the initiative in going ahead to …


May 14, 2014/08:16 PM

Our new home at the Earth Island Institute

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Our new home at the Earth Island Institute

Generation Waking Up is excited to announce that we are now a fiscally sponsored project of the Earth Island Institute. The Earth Island Institute describes itself as a “non-profit, public interest, membership organization that supports people who are creating solutions to protect our shared planet.” Based in Berkeley, California, Earth Island was founded in 1982 by David Brower to provide …


May 14, 2014/05:45 PM

GenUp at the Thriving Communities Conference

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GenUp at the Thriving Communities Conference

This past March, I flew up to the Whidbey Institute on beautiful Whidbey Island, Washington for the third annual Thriving Communities Conference. This year’s conference had the theme of health, with an oft-repeated thesis that “When people are healthy, communities thrive.”   GenUp’s mission includes an explicit focus on human thriving, which certainly encompasses physical health. Still, our work doesn’t …


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, 2014/06:15 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 …