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.

| By University 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
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Study Tour in India

Join us for Future Generations University Gandhi Course in India, January 7-19, 2023. For more details or register for an informational webinar (Jun 23, 2022 12:00 pm ET).
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
Voices of Students

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 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.

February, 2021 | By Staff
Voices of Future Generations University

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.”

February, 2021 | By Staff
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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.

March, 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.

March, 2021 | By Staff
 
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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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