Life itself is more enriching when all generations are brought together and we’re able to learn and grow from each other’s journey. This concept has given life to a national movement from our friends at Encore.org, called Generation to Generation, which seeks to bridge all generations and make an impact on the lives of young children – the eventual leaders of tomorrow – at locations such as public libraries, early learning centers, and elementary schools.
Generation to Generation Los Angeles (Gen2Gen LA) is focused on mobilizing adults 50+ to volunteer and mentor children ages 0-8 within Los Angeles County. The campaign is taking root in Los Angeles through a pilot program, which begins in April. Gen2Gen LA aims to recruit 150 older adult volunteers to impact the lives of 1,200 children by June of 2017. This Los Angeles initiative is made possible by a seed grant from the Eisner Foundation and Social Venture Partners.
Here’s how you can participate:
Event Details: Speakers (Council member Jose Huizar (invited), Scott Hippert), Refreshments, Community Resource Center (tables set up with partners)
Join us for our kickoff celebration as generations come together in the community of Boyle Heights. Hear from community leaders and sign-up on the spot to volunteer and mentor the young children in your community. The open house event will feature a special children’s performance, small bites, and a resource center. Hope to see you there!
Boyle Heights City Hall Community Room
2130 E 1st Street, First Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90033
10am to 12pm
About Generation to Generation
Powered by Encore.org and with a network of more than 70 partner organizations, Generation to Generation aims to mobilize one million adults over 50 to help kids who could greatly benefit from more support — shifting the national narrative away from conflict and social isolation, and towards intergenerational community engagement.