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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. See the Thrive Fellows page for further details. If you’re a …


Feb 19, 2014/07:10 PM

Announcing our 2014 GenUp Leadership Trainings

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A powerful and inspiring group from a past training at Whidbey Island

Generation Waking Up is thrilled to announce eight different leadership trainings across the US and Canada in 2014. These trainings are a wonderful opportunity for students, activists, entrepreneurs, artists, educators, organizers and young leaders who are committed to transforming our world at the intersection of social justice, environmental sustainability, and human thriving. 2014 GenUp Leadership Trainings: Boston, MA — April …


Feb 19, 2014/07:08 AM

GenUp Seasonal Community Calls

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GenUp Seasonal Community Calls

Last week, we hosted 2014’s first GenUp Community Call. It was a wonderful gift to connect with veteran and brand-new community members alike! On the call, we celebrated the successes of 2013, including seven leadership trainings, nearly 100 WakeUps, and 4000+ individuals reached, at high schools, universities, and conferences. We created a new GenUp promotional video, expanded our school offerings, …


Dec 18, 2013/01:17 PM

Kick Off the New Year with Generation Waking Up!

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Kick Off the New Year with Generation Waking Up!

The new year and spring semester are almost here and Generation Waking Up is excited to jump-start student engagement on a campus near you! Help us ignite the next generation by hosting a GenUp program at your college, university, high school, or community organization. You can also forward this information to schools, teachers, and students to help spread the word. …


Oct 31, 2013/04:38 PM

Resilience: Local Movements for a Thriving, Just, Sustainable World

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TRCC folk having a brainstorming session

What do solar panels, paper money, and vegetable gardens have in common? Resilience! Geneneration Waking Up is honored to be a member of the Thriving Resilient Communities Collaboratory (TRCC), which defines itself as “an action metanetwork dedicated to local communities where we all want to live.” The TRCC is diverse—member organizations range from Bay Localize and the Post-Carbon Institute to …


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 …


Sep 9, 2013/01:32 PM

GenUp Action Campaigns!

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GenUp Action Campaigns!

GenUp is excited to announce it’s new partnerships with growing movements that are addressing some of the most pressing challenges of our time and working towards gamechanging solutions. Through a collaborative effort, Generation Waking Up is aligning with three initial action campaigns. These campaigns are focused on our efforts in the United States and provide concrete pathways for changemakers to engage …


Sep 9, 2013/01:30 PM

Start a Thrive Circle

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Start a Thrive Circle

As part of our commitment to providing effective pathways for youth and students to connect, learn, and take action, GenUp is excited to begin piloting our new Thrive Circle model! A Thrive Circle is a small group circle model for diverse changemakers to build community, engage in shared learning, and to take collaborative action toward a thriving, just, and sustainable …


Sep 5, 2013/05:38 PM

GenUp is Seeking Volunteers and Interns for Fall!

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GenUp is Seeking Volunteers and Interns for Fall!

Generation Waking Up is on the lookout for highly creative, smart, motivated, and skilled Volunteers, Interns and GenUp Fellows to join our team!  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 …


Sep 5, 2013/02:14 PM

We Are Power Shift 2013

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We Are Power Shift 2013

It’s time for a shift in priorities at every level of society. From our local communities to the national government, our generation has the power to make it happen! This October, Power Shift 2013 will launch hundreds of sustained campaigns and mass actions to demand climate justice. From the Keystone XL pipeline, fracking wells going up in our backyards that …