Our founding story
GenUnity was created by Jerren Chang and Nimisha Ganesh, who–as children of immigrants and working in local government and K-12 education reform–experienced firsthand how barriers to civic engagement stymie community voice and undermine long-term reform.
Jerren, Nimisha, and team spent 3 years collaborating with community members, local leaders, and civic experts to design, pilot, and realize an alternative, GenUnity. We saw firsthand that A Community By Everyone, For Everyone is possible.
We exist to build a community that reflects our shared humanity, that addresses the urgent issues we are experiencing and seeing in our communities–from housing displacement to health disparities to malnutrition.