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Nov 17, 2014/08:44 PM

Introducing Myself to GenUp: Elina

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Introducing Myself to GenUp: Elina

Hello to everyone part of the Generation Waking Up community! My name is Elina and I’ve joined GenUp as an intern. Currently, I am a senior at Hillsborough High School in New Jersey and I’m excited to start learning about the work that everyone is doing! I’ve been interested in the environment and ways to improve our relationship to it …


Oct 12, 2014/11:00 AM

A GenUp Training Untangled: Day Three

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A GenUp Training Untangled: Day Three

The following post was submitted by Eva Orbuch, a teacher and community organizer. Originally entitled “My Generation Waking Up Experience”, it is a revealing reflection on Eva’s experience at a GenUp Leadership Training. We’ve broken it up into a series of posts. This one takes us through the third and final day. – Day Three – The last day was …


Oct 6, 2014/04:00 PM

Question and Set Yourself Free

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Question and Set Yourself Free

The following post was shared by Khaled Allen, originally entitled “The Question that Will Set You Free” and posted to his blog, Warrior Spirit, on June 17th, 2014. It’s a poignant reminder that action and change begins with the smallest of things. First and foremost, with simply being attentive to our lives and intentional in how we live them. True freedom …


Oct 3, 2014/11:00 AM

A GenUp Training Untangled: Day Two

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A GenUp Training Untangled: Day Two

The following post was submitted by Eva Orbuch, a teacher and community organizer. Originally entitled “My Generation Waking Up Experience”, it is a revealing reflection on Eva’s experience at a GenUp Leadership Training. We’ve broken it up into a series of posts. This one takes us through day two. Read Part One here. – Day Two – On the next …


Sep 29, 2014/08:00 AM

A GenUp Training Untangled: Day One

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The following post was submitted by Eva Orbuch, a teacher and community organizer. Originally entitled “My Generation Waking Up Experience”, it is a revealing reflection on Eva’s experience at a GenUp Leadership Training. We’ve broken it up into a series of posts. This one takes us through the end of the first full day.  A few weeks ago, I attended …


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, …