The Impact of Intergenerational Service

The Impact of Intergenerational Service

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hCElJjBO8Zo National service in this country is predominantly age-segregated. AmeriCorps largely enrolls young adults, while AmeriCorps Seniors exclusively recruits older ones. As a result, we’re missing big opportunities to pair the...

These 10 Innovators Use Cogeneration to Advance Economic Opportunity

These 10 Innovators Use Cogeneration to Advance Economic Opportunity

Our first group of CoGen Challenge awardees are bringing older and younger people together  to boost the economic prospects of substitute teachers, artists with disabilities, people without homes, girls facing hardship in Appalachia, and so much more.   To learn more...

‘I Want These Girls to Know They Have Limitless Possibilities’

‘I Want These Girls to Know They Have Limitless Possibilities’

Gwen Johnson is the founder of Mamaw Mentorship in Eastern Kentucky and one of 10 awardees of the CoGen Challenge to Advance Economic Opportunity. Watch for interviews with all 10 of these innovators bringing older and younger people together to open doors to economic...

Co-generate! Livestream Unlocks Potential of Intergenerational Collaboration

By Sarah McKinney Gibson | Jul 14, 2021

On June 23, more than 4,000 people tuned in to watch the Co-generate! Livestream, a 2-hour virtual event for younger and older changemakers eager to bust out of our respective age silos and work together for a better future.

You can watch it below, and click “SHOW MORE” under the video to find time stamps and shortcuts to inspiring cameos, incredible musical performances and thought-provoking fireside conversations between:

  • Sian-Pierre Regis (Director, Duty Free) & Chip Conley (Modern Elder Academy)
  • Krista Tippett (On Being Studios) & Rev. Jen Bailey (Faith Matters Network)
  • Andrew Ahn (Director, Driveways) & Lucas Jaye (Actor, Driveways)
  • Angela Glover Blackwell (PolicyLink) & Eric Liu (Citizen University)

The opening collaboration between two jazz greats from different generations — Justin Kauflin and John Clayton — is sure to get your head bopping. And stunning performances by Mumu Fresh and MILCK will stay with you.

It’s time to tell a new story about the power of younger and older changemakers to bridge divides and solve critical problems, like racial inequality, climate change, and social isolation, just to name a few. We hope these segments are a step in the right direction!

If you’re hungry for more ideas, examples and inspiration, check out these 15 short videos created by our first group of Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows.