CoGenerate recently teamed up with Fine Acts, a global creative studio for social impact, to launch an open call for illustrations showing generations working together for change. We’re looking for illustrations that show older and younger people coming together to...
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In Georgia, These AmeriCorps Members Are Building Intergenerational Bonds
What is your program called, and how does it work? Ampact Georgia’s Reading Corps & Math Corps places AmeriCorps members of all ages in schools to serve as tutors. Our staff works with schools to identify students in need of tutorial services, assess those...
Seniors in Service Is Bringing AmeriCorps Members of All Ages Together To Tackle Food Insecurity in Tampa Bay
What is your program called, and how does it work? Seniors in Service is bringing members of AmeriCorps and AmeriCorps Seniors together to fight food insecurity. They serve together at local pantries that depend on volunteers to provide food for hundreds of families...
A New Conversation About Service That Crosses Generations
Can a single meal begin to bridge divides? Back in January, two major partners in CoGenerate’s work teamed up to find out. On the MLK Day of Service, Generations Over Dinner and AmeriCorps joined with senior living communities across the country to host more than 100...
Purpose Prize Fellow 2007
Creating Chicago’s first local and sustainable farmer’s market
For 30 years, Abby Mandel worked as a chef, cookbook author, and food columnist, all the while extolling the value of fresh, locally farmed foods – for individuals, the environment, and small farmers. In 1998, the lack of such fresh foods in Chicago spurred Mandel to create the Green City Market, the city’s only sustainable, certified organic farmers’ market. A nonprofit that operates from mid-May through December, the market features more than 40 sustainable and certified organic farmers, a membership base and volunteer network, plus thousands of regular shoppers. In addition, the market offers major educational programs in partnership with the City of Chicago and the Lincoln Park Zoo, as well as local chefs and “green” organizations. The project improves the quality of food on Chicago’s plates while supporting small, regional family farmers who practice sustainable farming techniques. That helps the environment, too, by ensuring that area streams are not filled with polluted run-off, soil is not eroded by large-scale monoculture crops, delicate ecosystems are not irreparably damaged, and the biodiversity of plant and animal species is maintained. Famed chef Alice Waters calls the Green City Market “the best sustainable market in the country.”