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 2008
Bringing good design to the communities, organizations and services that need it most
In 1993, architect Stanley Tigerman and interior designer Eva Maddox were both award-winning heads of internationally renowned firms. Collaborating on a project, they shared concern that good design seemed restricted to large corporate offices and well-endowed museums. They agreed that good design could improve society by going where it was most needed: to housing projects, welfare system waiting rooms and products for people with disabilities. The result: the Archeworks school. Archeworks is an independent non-profit Chicago design school that involves students of all disciplines (including architecture and design), community members and end users in a joint design process. Teams of design students work with nonprofit groups, for-profit groups, community organizations and government agencies to create functional, beautiful objects and spaces for use by disadvantaged people: those with disabilities, homeless people, schoolchildren, the sick and the elderly. In 15 years, Archeworks has paired 175 students and 37 facilitators with more than 100 nonprofit organizations and other partners in more than 33 projects. The results: 1) transformation of design educational curriculum to engage community in a multidisciplinary model, and 2) creation of distinctive designs to work in meeting eldercare needs, delivering services for people with HIV, reforming disability education and so on. “We decided it was really critical to break down barriers and to think hard about how we could use our talents to make that happen. We decided we would do this in the context of social causes; in other words, designing something for those most in need of it.”