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 2006
Incubating and supporting ministries to meet community spiritual and physical needs
Over the last 14 years, the divorce rate for Clark County, Ohio has averaged 87%. In 2002, there was one more marriage license than divorce paper filed. When Larry Hill, local business owner and Board Chairman of the Nehemiah Foundation was approached by the local government to wage a “war on divorce,” the immediate and heartfelt response was yes. The “war on divorce” was embraced by the congregational community. Within a 4 month span, 83 churches had committed to the marriage policy. The media in the city embraced the idea as well, making front page news on the policy signing day, September 16, 2004. The Nehemiah Foundation’s recruiting arm, called the Equippers Network, kicked into action on this issue as well. Support services were provided to a group they helped form called the Marriage Resource Center. Mentor couples were recruited and training classes were held. How has the community been impacted over the last 18 months? According to court records, the divorce rate has been reduced by 20% to the lowest on record in the last 15 years. Over the last 6 months, the reduction has been 28%.