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
Addressing the social challenges facing the American Latino community.
Raul Yzaguirre grew up in Texas’s impoverished Rio Grande Valley, an experience that imbued in him a lifelong commitment to addressing the social and political challenges facing the American Latino community. Forty years after founding the National Organization for Mexican American Services and focusing on poverty and discrimination in Latino communities as head of the National Council of La Raza, Yzaguirre saw the increasing need to involve Latino parents in the education of their children. In his encore career, he’s now directing a parent education involvement program at Arizona State University’s Center for Community Development and Civil Rights, where he also serves as a professor of practice. The program has enrolled thousands of Latino parents in a nine-week course that empowers them to become successful advocates and partners in their children’s education. The Center also runs a research and demonstration project that aims to develop positive behaviors among Latino men, as well as a program that educates Latino families about financial literacy.
2015 Update: Ambassador Yzaguirre left ASU in 2010 to take a post in the Dominican Republic. He has since retired for health-related reasons, returning to Mount Airy, Maryland.