For the past year, Ampact, with support from CoGenerate’s Generations Serving Together program, placed cogenerational pairs of AmeriCorps members in elementary schools. The older and younger adults worked side by side to improve students’ reading and math skills. A...
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CoGenerate is proud to be part of More Perfect, a coalition of national service and bridge-building groups that launched a bold plan today calling for cogenerational national service and volunteering, including a dramatic expansion of opportunities to engage 1 million...
We at CoGenerate (formerly Encore.org) are mourning the loss of Chuck Feeney this week. Without Chuck's vision and generosity we likely would not exist as an organization. Twenty-five years ago Atlantic Philanthropies took a chance on our start-up, playing a...
Purpose Prize Fellow 2007
Advocating for women-centered addiction recovery services
Carmen Carrillo was the first Latina to be accepted as a doctoral candidate at UC Berkeley’s Clinical Psychology program. In 2001, just after retiring from a career as a psychologist focused on low-income clients with diverse cultural needs, Carrillo joined the Board of Directors of the California Women’s commission on Addictions – and saw the opportunity to do more. Over the past six years, she has developed a curriculum to educate Latina immigrants about drugs, alcohol and nicotine, and trained hundreds of Latinas in communication skills and dispute resolution. She initiated a campaign to target advertising efforts that glamorize alcohol consumption among African-American women, including community organizing strategies to enlist local merchants. And she provided trainings for the staff members of clinics, recovery homes, and schools, so they could support recovering female addicts in the workplace. Carrillo plans to expand her outreach to Southeast Asian immigrant women and to publish training manuals for Latina and female African American leaders.