Training and Pilot Programs
Grandmother Action Projects
The Grandmother Collective supports grassroots grandmother-led models for community development and social connection. We find local partners who help us create grandmother-led community projects. These projects support older women to recognize their unique social roles, define their leadership potential and local assets, design uniquely tailored programs, and work together to co-lead change in their communities. The projects focus on nurturing the next generation, community unity, or environmental protection and enable us to ignite grandmother powered change and develop deeper evidence of the impact that grandmothers’ participation makes in social change.
Grandmother Action Projects are designed by grandmothers who are intrinsically and intuitively aware of programming gaps and where support is needed for their community.
After the storm: Grandmothers working to repair the social fabric of an Appalachian community
Unlocking Community Potential: Changing Cultural Systems with The Grandmother Collective
With ASU's Osher Lifelong Learning Institute, we will facilitate a 1-hour session with the Grandmother Collective to help participants consider how to unlock your personal and community potential. Drawing inspiration from global grandmother and older adult changemakers, participants explore how changing our cultural, community and family systems can be critical to making a long-term impact.