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Aug 27, 2014/01:01 PM

Seeking Interns for Fall 2014!

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Seeking Interns for Fall 2014!

Generation Waking Up is on the lookout for highly creative, smart, motivated, and skilled Interns to join our team this fall! 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 for all. …


Jul 9, 2014/02:45 PM

WakeUpdate Summer 2014

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WakeUpdate Summer 2014

As we mark the midway point of the year, it’s time again to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. Here are some stories of the work accomplished in the last few months! WAKEUPS Over 3,000 people have participated in WakeUps already in 2014! Some of the highlights: California Student Sustainability Coalition—Santa Barbara, California At the CSSC Convergence at …


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, …


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, 2014/12:15 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 …


Dec 18, 2013/12:59 PM

GenUp Holiday Party 2013!

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GenUp Holiday Party 2013!

GenUp wrapped up 2013 with our holiday party last Friday! Sixty community members, artists, activists, and friends both new and old joined us in our new space at Impact Hub Oakland for a night of fun and celebration. Joshua, Cherine, and Barbara kicked off the night with a short taster of the WakeUp. The rest of the party was spent …


Dec 18, 2013/12:24 PM

GenUp Training in Cincinnati, Ohio

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GenUp Training in Cincinnati, Ohio

In mid-October, GenUp hosted its first Midwestern training at Xavier University in Cincinnati, Ohio. The training was facilitated by Barbara Jefferson and Adam Rosendahl, with the generous sponsorship of the Marianist Society, the Sisters of Mercy, the Sisters of Charity, and Awakening the Dreamer Cincinnati. Twenty-four young leaders came to the training from many places in or near Ohio, bringing …