Training and Pilot Programs
For Practitioners and Youth Leaders: Collaborating for Social Change
This course aims to bridge generational gaps and harness the collective wisdom of elders and the vibrant energy of youth to drive meaningful social change. "Youth and Elders Together" provides a unique platform for individuals and organizations seeking innovative tools and strategies to foster collaboration between generations.
Tailored for community practitioners, activists, and anyone passionate about building inclusive initiatives, this course emphasizes the power of intergenerational partnerships in addressing contemporary social challenges.
Through a hybrid model with weekly facilitated learning sessions, participants will gain practical guidance, inspiration, and a comprehensive understanding of how grandmothers, with their wealth of experience, can be strategically included in diverse social change projects.
For Older Women Changemakers: Creating Community Change
The Grandmother Action Course is an exclusive six-week online program designed for English-speaking older women worldwide who are eager to explore avenues for change and connect with like-minded individuals facing similar challenges. This course will delve into changemaking theories and emphasize the unique roles older women play in effecting positive transformations. The primary goal is to empower older women with the knowledge and skills necessary to craft localized solutions for community challenges. Focused on simplicity and scalability, the course provides a platform for knowledge sharing, peer collaboration, and the development of a supportive community. Through a hybrid model with weekly facilitated learning sessions, participants will gain practical guidance, inspiration, and a comprehensive understanding of how grandmothers, with their wealth of experience, can be strategically included in diverse social change projects.
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.