Jen Bowen Flynn joins Generations Incorporated as Deputy Director
Generations Incorporated is pleased to announce the hiring of it’s new Deputy Director, Jen Bowen Flynn. As Deputy Director, Jen will play a key role in the execution of our new three-year strategic plan, Read to Grow, by focusing on program operation and growth. As a part of the senior management team at Generations Incorporated, Jen will help shape future organization-wide policies that will contribute to the organization’s overall success. In addition to her responsibilities overseeing our programs and volunteer recruitment, Jen will act as a liaison to our key program and community partners relative to funding, contracts, and delivery of services.
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Amy Danforth Joins Generations Incorporated's Board of Directors
Generations Incorporated is pleased to announce the appointment of Amy Danforth to its thirteen-member Board of Directors. Ms. Danforth is Executive Vice President at Fidelity Investments, where she has served in various leadership roles for 20 years. She is a long-time advocate for Generations Incorporated’s mission to improve the literacy skills of young children through Grade 3 by engaging professionally trained older adult volunteers as literacy coaches at partner schools and after-school programs. Ms. Danforth has provided important insight and support to the growing organization since 2005, and joins the Board of Directors at a pivotal moment of strategic planning and growth.
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Generations Incorporated Selected to Participate in Evaluation of Experience Corps Program
Generations Incorporated is pleased to announce that it has been selected for a third-party evaluation of its program. As one of three organizations nationwide undergoing the independent evaluation, the organization will undergo an assessment of the impact of small group tutoring and small group plus classroom-wide assistance models. Aided by the ongoing the support of AARP Foundation, in partnership with the Corporation for National and Community Service, Generations Incorporated will have irrefutable evidence of the efficacy of small group tutoring administered by volunteer tutors.
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Wes Enicks named Executive Director of Generations Incorporated
Generations Incorporated is pleased to announce that Wes Enicks has been named the new Executive Director of the organization, effective October 25, 2017. Enicks succeeds Mary Gunn, who retired on June 30, 2017, after fifteen years leading the organization's growth. Enicks brings a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector, has a passion for fostering intergenerational mentorship, and over thirteen years of experience in development, marketing, management, and sales. With the support of the Barr Foundation, the Board of Director engaged Third Sector New England to guide the organization through the leadership transition. We look forward to continuing to work to bring young children the gift of literacy through strong and meaningful intergenerational mentorship under Wes Enicks' leadership.
Executive Director of Generations Incorporated Mary Gunn to Retire
After leading Generations Incorporated for the past 15 years as Executive Director, Mary Gunn announces today her retirement as leader of the nationally-recognized and innovative organization, effective June 30, 2017. The Board of Directors has engaged Third Sector New England to assist with the transition. The organization will honor Mary with a celebration of her work in the nonprofit sector at a year-end celebration, Generations of Mentors, on June 1, 2017 at the Villa Victoria Center for the Arts in the South End.
Generations Incorporated Awarded 4-year Grant from the Social Innovation Fund
A generous 4 year Social Innovation Fund sub-grant provided by AARP Foundation, under its grant from the Corporation for National and Community Service will support the scaling of Generations Incorporated’s AARP Foundation Experience Corps Program in the Boston Public Schools. Generations Incorporated is one of seven AARP Foundation Experience Corps programs across the nation to receive this highly competitive sub-grant.
Fred and Martha Smith Recognized for Their Work in Boston’s South End
In recognition of their mission to serve struggling young students in Boston’s South End neighborhood, AARP has named Fred and Martha Smith of Dedham the Massachusetts recipients of the association’s most prestigious volunteer award, the 2013 AARP Andrus for Community Service. The Smiths received this honor during an award ceremony at Generations Incorporated, the Boston affiliate of AARP Experience Corps, where they have served as volunteer reading mentors for the past four years.
Generations Incorporated Designated A Program of Distinction
“We congratulate Generations Incorporated for earning this distinction and their dedication to intergenerational practices.” notes Donna Butts, executive director of Generations United. “The Program of Distinction designation is the U.S. intergenerational community’s ‘seal of approval.’ The application and review process are rigorous. Achieving this recognition is a major accomplishment and says a program employs best practices and effectively serves the surrounding community.”