Intergenerational Program Database

Generations United collects and shares information on intergenerational programs across the United States. We currently have a program in every state with over 800 programs in the database. You can search programs below by keywords or state.

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  1. Gamble Garden
    Roots and Shoots is an intergenerational gardening program that consists of the Roots, community volunteers, and the Shoots, Palo Alto third graders, who work together to learn about gardening, our environment, nutrition and community. The Shoots learn about science concepts through garden-based lessons and hands-on activities. Together, the Roots and Shoots help maintain the Edible Garden by planting, weeding, composting, and harvesting produce to prepare and enjoy a weekly healthy snack, donating the remaining harvest to local food banks. By working together, the Shoots learn the many benefits and importance of volunteering and giving back to the community. In recent years, the group has donated 300 lbs of fresh, organically grown fruits and vegetables annually.
    • Roots & Shoots
    • 1525 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, CA,
    • 650-332-5956
  2. Ruth’s Table
    Ruth's Table is a multigenerational arts center. Programs include art and wellness courses.
    • 580 Capp Street, San Francisco, CA,
    • Joee Yee
    • (415) 642 1000
    • jyee[at]ruthstable.org
  3. New Alternatives, Inc.- San Pasqual Academy Neighbors (SPAN) Program
    San Pasqual Academy is a first-in-the-nation residential education campus designed specifically for foster teens. The Academy provides foster teens with a stable, caring home, a quality, individualized education, and the skills needed for independent living. The San Pasqual Academy Neighbors (SPAN) intergenerational mentoring program brings foster youth and foster grandparents together in this warm and supportive community. Keyword: Shared Site
    • 2535 Kettner Blvd Ste 1B1, San Diego, CA,
    • Dr. Jorge Ramirez, Principal
    • 760-233-6000
    • tmoore[at]spacademy.org
  4. Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School/ Seniors on Broadway
    Seniors on Broadway is a shared-site CVLCC intergenerational program designed to foster intergenerational, school-based experiences that promote growth and understanding between children and older adults. In partnership with the Chula Vista Elementary School District, MAAC Project and the City of Chula Vista, a 41-unit, low-income senior housing complex was built on the grounds of the Chula Vista Learning Community Charter School.
    • 590 K Street, Chula Vista, CA,
    • Morgan Blum
    • (619) 426-2885
    • cvlearning.office[at]cvesd.org
  5. Santa Cruz Volunteer Center
    YouthServe is a program through a volunteer center dedicated to connecting youth ages 11-17 with rewarding community service projects across the Santa Cruz County area. The youth provide a senior tech day at the Santa Cruz senior computing center once a month. This is an opportunity for youth to help seniors navigate technology and stay connected with their community with their personal electronic devices. From email to ipads to smart phones.
    • 1740 17th Ave, Suite 2, Santa Cruz, CA,
    • Karen Delaney – Executive Director
    • 831-427-5066
    • ys[at]scvolunteercenter.org
  6. Visionaries in Philanthropy
    VIP is a junior board serving Meals on Wheels in San Diego and is comprised of young professionals. They volunteer the first Saturday of every month
    • 2254 San Diego Ave, San Diego, CA,
    • 619-260-6110
    • http://www.meals-on-wheels.org/contact-us
  7. Humboldt State University: Youth Education Services
    A program developed to bridge the gap between generations. The mission of this program is a senior companionship volunteer program through YES. The youth provides services ranging from recreational activities, housekeeping and companionship. Services provided consist of gardening, cleaning, wood- stacking, laundry, bingo cards and scrabble. Every Saturday volunteers either go to a senior citizens home or and independent living facility and play games with seniors, help tidy up their apartments, or help with small task like filing papers. This program was developed to help break down stereotypes, spread positive messages about seniors, and work at reducing prejudice.
    • House 91 Harpst St, Arcata, CA,
    • Marlene Medina
    • 707-826-4965
    • gy[at]humboldt.edu
  8. Youth Community Service
    YCS programs engage youth in community service activities that promote increased awareness of the needs of their communities and the development of individual community service self-efficacy, and positive emotional and behavioral health. Many of these programs involve an intergenerational component including conversations with senior citizens and visits to senior centers
    • 4120 Middlefield Road, P8, Palo Alto, CA,
    • Leif Erickson
    • 650-858-8061
    • leif[at]youthcommunityservice.org
  9. Cuyamaca College Intergenerational Garden
    The East County Intergenerational Garden at Cuyamaca College is a place where preschoolers can learn about how food is grown and to enjoy healthy eating, all with the help of local senior volunteers.
    • 900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, CA,
    • Cindy Emerson
    • (619) 660-4672
    • cindy.emerson[at]gcccd.edu
  10. Norman P. Murray Community Center
    The Norman P. Murray Community and Senior Center has always enjoyed its reputation as a most active intergenerational center. Enhanced activity by all ages is evident here. The center is buzzing with activities for young and old including summer programs for grandchildren and grandparents.
    • 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA,
    • Mark Nix
    • 949-470-3062
    • mnix[at]cityofmissionviejo.org