Voices of Future Generations

Vincent Abura’s Quest for Change
in Uganda’s Karamoja

Voices of Future Generations 
Mike Rechlin’s reflections on transitioning between maple season and preparations, encapsulating the essence of syrup making’s cyclical rhythm.
April, 2024 | By Staff
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Broken free from chains of oppression, women become catalysts for change.

March, 2024 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations 

Elizabeth Ashley Hostetter shifted her focus to clinical psychology in the wake of COVID-19.

, 2024 | By Staff
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Shondell’s journey since graduating is an inspiring testament to the transformative power of the impact one individual can have on their community and the world.

, 2023 | By Staff
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A new training program designed to support individuals interested in implementing youth agriculture.

, 2023 | By Staff
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What does that mean and what does it have to do with Future Generations University?

October, 2023 | By Staff
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Daniel and Abeeba met in 2019 when they were classmates. Little did they know they would meet again in person and work on the same project after graduation.

September, 2023 | By Staff
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In the world of social entrepreneurship, the SEED-SCALE methodology has proven to be a powerful tool for effecting positive change.

August, 2023 | By Staff
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Mountain Cajun Getaway caters to veterans with a focus on building community and family bonds.

August, 2023 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations Alumni

 

Tjivekumba Kandjii’s career path makes impact in the realms of regional integration, peace, defense, and security affairs.

July, 2023 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations Appalachia

 

West Virginia syrup producers were pulling taps before they had collected enough sap

June, 2023 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations Appalachia

 

Future Generations Appalachia Program Team has been engaging the next generation of biologists, foresters, and economists.

June, 2023 | By Staff

 

As borders become increasingly fluid,

migration has become a defining

feature of our times.

June, 2023 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations Alumni

 

Bruce Mukwatu’s journey from

community health towards

sustainable conservation

May, 2023 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations University

 

Each of our graduates continue to iterate their learning within their communities worldwide. Hear a little of what our program has meant to them.

May, 2023 | By Staff
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Independent Study Project:

Alexis Jenkin, Arizona

April, 2023 | By Staff
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By Hari Basnet, Nepal (Class of 2022)
Davis Projects for Peace Scholar
Future Generations University Alum

March, 2023 | By Staff

 

Independent Study Project: White Bellied Heron

Tshering Dorji, Bhutan

Royal Society for Protection of Nature

February, 2023 | By Staff

 

Valerie Morgan is serving as a Peace Corps Response Volunteer in Western Kenya, working with a local community-based organization called Pomoja …

February, 2023 | By Staff
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After a Coup Forced her to Leave Mali, a Returning Peace Corp Volunteer Put Down Roots in her Community.


 Future Generations University helps Bethany Lewis make a difference at home.

July, 2022 | By Staff
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Action Learning Journey for Peace

 

Jean Marc Lemou (Class of 2020, winner of the 2021 Davis Peace Prize) reviews his journey with Future Generations University and Future Generations Haiti.

October, 2022 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations University

 

Story of the Tiny Rapeseed

People are Energy Systems—it’s all about human energy’s role advancing communities by focusing on what improves people’s lives.

September, 2022 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations University

 

“It all started at a Friday night social at McDonald’s,” says Gary Mongold, a selfemployed mechanic who lives in Petersburg.

December, 2022 | By Staff
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Future Generations University Appalachian Program is developing “Reading the Woods,” a professional development program for technical service providers who service West Virginia’s woodland stewards.

September, 2022 | By Staff
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Over the course of 18 months, students and faculty would spend a month or more learning about community development in number of locations around the world..

August, 2022 | By Staff
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Learn about Gandhi through the people he changed

Join us for Future Generations University Gandhi Course in India, January 7-19, 2023.

August, 2022 | By Staff

 

Study examples of global best practices in community development from international experts, and learn how to adapt and apply them to your local community

July, 2022 | By Staff
Voices of Alumni

 

My community acted where government did not.

Building on successes and organizing partnerships improved the livelihoods of this community. James Patterson (Class of 2005) applies his skills as a change agent in Charleston, West Virginia.

June, 2022 | By Staff
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Harvesting sap to produce maple syrup is a historic farming activity in many areas of the Northeast and Appalachia. Originally a Native American craft, “sugaring” was quickly brought into the subsistence livelihood of European colonists and then into the market economy of our growing nation.

June, 2022 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations University

 

Study Tour in India

Join us for Future Generations University Gandhi Course in India, January 7-19, 2023. For more details, watch this informational webinar with residential course instructor Dr. Daniel Taylor.

June, 2022 | By Staff
 
Voices of Faculty

 

The incomparable Chun-Wuei Su Chien was the first employee of Future Generations. A woman who took visions and turned them into results, she led an extraordinary expansion across the Tibetan Autonomous Region from 1992 until her tragic passing in 2005.

May, 2022 | By Staff

 

The American children’s TV icon Mr. Rogers once said his mother always told him that during troubled times, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.”  
May, 2022 | By Staff
 
Voices of Students

 

The Future Generations MA in Applied Community Development is unique in that it enables Returned Peace Corps Volunteers (RCPV), as Coverdell Fellows, to focus on professional skills and knowledge directly related to their ongoing development work.
March, 2022 | By Staff
 
Voices of Future Generations University

 

A just and lasting future is possible for almost everyone on earth. That is the legacy of Future Generations University..
February, 2021 | By Staff
 
Voices of Future Generations University

 

Future Generations researchers create a new model of conservation, benefiting people and their environment.
February, 2021 | By Staff
 
Voices of Future Generations University

 

After decades of civil war in Peru, Future Generations researchers help expand healthcare and establish trust in remote communities.
February, 2021 | By Staff
 
Voices of Future Generations University

 

Future Generations researchers explore non-timber forest products, helping farmers earn from their land without taking from it.
February, 2021 | By Staff
 
Voices of Future Generations University

 

With little health infrastructure and poor health outcomes for mothers and children, Future Generations researchers pioneered a new approach to healthcare in Afghanistan, involving women and families as trained healthcare providers. Today, 6,5000 Family Health Action Groups operate in nine provinces, transforming health outcomes despite difficult terrain.
April, 2021 | By Staff 
Voices of Future Generations University

 

Future Generations researchers pioneered a new approach to healthcare in Afghanistan, involving women and families as trained healthcare providers. Today, 6,5000 Family Health Action Groups operate in nine provinces, transforming health outcomes despite difficult terrain.
April, 2021 | By Staff 

 

Future Generations helped Paul Ronk earn an income from his maple trees. Now he’s helping West Virginians reconnect to the land and make a living. Paul Ronk always wanted to live and farm on his family’s land in West Virginia. He just never thought he’d make money doing it. Income from the maple syrup has been a lifeline for the farm.
November, 2020 | By Jesse Mintz

 

Dr. Naomi Bates joined Future Generations University to bridge the divide between science and communities. Now, she teaches students technical skills to spur community projects.
November, 2020 | By Jesse Mintz

 

Future Generations University helps Returning Peace Corp Veteran Bethany Lewis build sustainable local food systems in West Virginia.

 

 

November, 2020 | By Jesse Mintz

 

 

At Future Generations, faculty members are practitioners first. Anthony Flaccavento teachers bottom-up economics. He didn’t just write the book on community-driven change—he’s practiced it for decades.

 

September, 2020 | By Jesse Mintz

 

We cannot stop climate change or COVID-19—but we can use the crises we face to change our ways, improve our lives and better our communities.

 

August, 2020 | By Daniel C. Taylor

 

She came to Future Generations University to find a way to give back to her community. Today she heads Slow Food Sante Fe and advocates for food literacy. We spoke with this class of 2007 grad about her activism and how her work has changed since COVID-19.

 

September, 2020 | By Jesse Mintz
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Future Generations is building a world-circling community to spur a decade of action for the Sustainable Development Goals. Storytelling is part of that strategy. Discover how the stories we tell shape the future we’re building.

 

September, 2020 | By Jesse Mintz

 

I trekked through the Bolivian rainforest for Songs of Adaptation, a Future Generations research project. This is what I saw.

 

 

 

August, 2019 | By Shane Palkovitz

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