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
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.