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Nov 19, 2014/04:20 PM

WakeUpdate: Fall 2014

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WakeUpdate: Fall 2014

As we begin to near the year’s end, it’s time again to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. So far in 2014, over 4,300 people have participated in WakeUps! Here are some stories of the work accomplished in the last few months: HOBY Leadership Academy—Asheville, North Carolina Danielle Williams and David Weber co-facilitated a WakeUp for 50 young …


Nov 19, 2014/04:13 PM

Our First One-Day WakeUp Facilitator Training

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Our First One-Day WakeUp Facilitator Training

In the past year, the curriculum for Generation Waking Up’s trainings has evolved significantly. Where the trainings used to focus primarily on WakeUp facilitation, they now focus more broadly on leadership development as a whole. That shift has been a great success, but it’s also left a gap in our work: those in our community who are excited about hosting …


Nov 4, 2014/11:22 AM

ReGeneration – A Global Citizenship Curriculum

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ReGeneration – A Global Citizenship Curriculum

It’s been a long time coming, and we are thrilled to announce that the ReGeneration campaign is launching today! After years of successful workshops and leadership trainings, Generation Waking Up is creating an innovative high school curriculum to support teachers in taking the power of our work into classrooms everywhere. Today marks the start of our largest crowdfunding campaign ever …


Oct 31, 2014/04:00 PM

Power Up: The People’s Climate March

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Power Up: The People’s Climate March

Lyla Johnston recounts her experience of the People’s Climate March, held September 21st in New York City, where more than 300,000 people took to the streets and more still around the world.   Well, what can I say? I can only recall the exuberant declaration made by Dr. King in his last public speech: “Somethin’ is happenin’ in our world!!” …


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 …


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 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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A GenUp Training Untangled: Day One

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 …


Aug 27, 2014/04:45 PM

Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

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Launching our 2014-2015 Thrive Fellows

This past month, Generation Waking Up gathered at the Whidbey Institute near Seattle, Washington for the launch of the inaugural Thrive Fellows program cohort. 24 Fellows and facilitators came together from across the country for the eight-day “Thrive Academy,” working to build community, share skills, and dream big about what we can all accomplish in our lives and communities. Over the …


Aug 27, 2014/02:26 PM

We Want YOU to Contribute to GenUp’s Blog!

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We Want YOU to Contribute to GenUp’s Blog!

Calling All Community! What are you passionate about? What do you wish you could tell the world? What stories are missing from our cultural conversations that you want to tell? Generation Waking Up is in the process of growing and expanding our blog. We are looking for a cohort of community members who are excited to contribute on a regular …