GenUnity sets everyday adults on a path to community impact.

Today, record numbers of everyday adults want to address society’s inequities. Yet, to many of us, the problems feel too big, too complex. GenUnity offers a way to turn uncertainty into agency.

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GenUnity is built for people who see injustice and recognize that a different reality is not only possible but necessary.

Our program unlock a shift from being overwhelmed by the magnitude of systemic injustice to being engaged co-creators in our neighborhoods, communities, and society.

We've started in Greater Boston, our home community, with the intention to support new communities as we learn and grow.

Community-Centered

Community partners host proximate learning
Tailored to local issues

Diverse & Equitable

Cohorts represent community's lived expertise
Stipends available

Systems-Based

Unpack how systems & power structures shape local lived experiences

Impact-Oriented

Execute on action plans
Influence decisionmakers

Tailored for Growth

Understand local issues
Learn lifelong civic practices

Accessible

10 wks, 2-3 hrs/wk
Flexible scheduling

Member Stories

Gloribel Rivas

Housing '20 Cohort
Through the GenUnity program, Gloribel met Suffolk Law School's Prof. Bill Berman, who was studying housing voucher discrimination. She connected his research to her work as a legislative aide for Rep. Adrian Madaro and helped introduce new fair housing legislation in the MA House.

Miles Chandler

Housing '21 Cohort
Miles, a musician, drew on his learnings from GenUnity to collaborate with peers and advocate for the preservation of a community arts space that was going to be replaced by a new development. Their advocacy persuaded the developer to commit to relocating the arts space to a nearby location.

Justina Crawford

Health Equity '22 Cohort
Through discussions at GenUnity—with community organizations, local leaders, advocates, and peers—Justina learned about different ways each of us can actively address health inequities. She committed to developing a suite of tools to help communities of color advocate for better care and promote generational health.

Gloribel Rivas

Housing '20 Cohort
Through the GenUnity program, Gloribel met Suffolk Law School's Prof. Bill Berman, who was studying housing voucher discrimination. She connected his research to her work as a legislative aide for Rep. Adrian Madaro and helped introduce new fair housing legislation in the MA House.

Miles Chandler

Housing '21 Cohort
Miles, a musician, drew on his learnings from GenUnity to collaborate with peers and advocate for the preservation of a community arts space that was going to be replaced by a new development. Their advocacy persuaded the developer to commit to relocating the arts space to a nearby location.

Justina Crawford

Health Equity '22 Cohort
Through discussions at GenUnity—with community organizations, local leaders, advocates, and peers—Justina learned about different ways each of us can actively address health inequities. She committed to developing a suite of tools to help communities of color advocate for better care and promote generational health.
Post-program, 97 percent of members
Feel more prepared to drive systems change
Have gotten more involved in the community

Our programs unpack how people's lived experiences connect to systems, power structures, and their agency to drive change.

Through our programs, members experience a new vision of community–one by everyone, for everyone–and start practicing the skills to bridge our current reality and a just future.
Our cohorts are selected to represent a diverse, equitable cross-section of our community; most members are experiencing or tackling the issue today.
Cohorts meet for 2-3 hours/week, for 10 weeks, embarking on an inquiry-based journey to answer the questions essential for driving positive change in their communities and organizations:
Who is being affected?
Why are our systems designed the way they are?
How does change happen–and what can I do?
Programs are delivered alongside 40+ community partners, in a space facilitated by DEI/racial/social justice experts trained to lead deep dialogue.
Community is the end and the means: upon completing our programs, members join our lifetime community, where they continue to build a microcosm of the community they hope to see. Post-program, 97% of members feel more prepared to drive systems change, and 97% have gotten more involved in the community.