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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 …


Dec 12, 2013/06:48 PM

WakeUpdate December 2013!

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WakeUpdate December 2013!

As the holiday season approaches and 2013 draws to a close, it’s time to celebrate the amazing impact of the GenUp network. Here are some stories of the work accomplished in the last few months! WAKEUPS Together, we have now reached over 4,000 young people, with over 89 WakeUps worldwide so far in 2013. These are just a few highlights: …


Dec 3, 2013/12:45 PM

A Day for Giving

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A Day for Giving

Dear friends, We have a day for giving thanks. We have many days for getting deals. Now we have a day for giving. #GivingTuesday is the international day of giving and celebrating generosity. Join a movement of people around the world who are kicking off the holiday season by giving their resources to valuable organizations like Generation Waking Up. As an …


Sep 9, 2013/02:52 PM

GenUp Leadership Training in Cincinnati, Ohio

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GenUp Leadership Training in Cincinnati, Ohio

Generation Waking Up is hosting a weekend leadership retreat in Cincinnati, Ohio this October 11 – 13 at Xavier University. This is a highly affordable training with free housing available if you are traveling from afar, so please consider attending. Learn more at www.generationwakingup.org/ohio.  


Sep 9, 2013/01:33 PM

NEW VIDEO | Ignite Your Campus & Community

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NEW VIDEO | Ignite Your Campus & Community

We’re excited to share a brand new video that tells the story of how we ignite young people to create positive change! Generation Waking Up: Empowering Today’s Changemakers This short video is a great way to introduce people to Generation Waking Up and to share about GenUp programs that can be offered at your school, in your community, and at trainings and …