Out of Many, One: Uniting the Changing Faces of America

Out of Many, One: Uniting the Changing Faces of America is a report from Generations United and The Generations Initiative that challenges traditional approaches to changing demographics and elevates intergenerational solutions that strengthen our families and communities.

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Out of Many, One includes the results of a new public opinion survey on how Americans of all ages feel about the changing faces of their community and makes recommendations to capitalize on our growing demographic diversity.

This research and report were funded in part by The Annie E. Casey Foundation, The Atlantic Philanthropies, Ford Foundation, W.K. Kellogg Foundation, and Rockefeller Foundation.

The commissioned papers are below:

  • New Rules: Realigning Education, Careers, and Retirement in the Knowledge Economy – By Anthony Carnevale, Professor and Director, Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce
  • Employment Response – By Aaron Smith, Co-Founder and Executive Director, Young Invincibles
  • Civic Engagement: Building Intergenerational Cultural Capital through Volunteering – By Shirley Sagawa, Acting Chief Certification Officer, National Conference on Citizenship
  • Civic Engagement Response – By Heather McGhee, Vice President of Policy and Outreach, Dēmos
  • The Road Not Yet Traveled: Why Millennials and Older Adults Are Reshaping U.S. Transportation Demand and How We Need to Prepare for It – By James Corless, Director, Transportation for America
  • Transportation Response – By Anita Hairston, Associate Director, PolicyLink
  • Choosing Our Built Environment: Demographic Change, Housing, and Cultural Capital – By Erika Poethig, Institute Fellow and Director of Urban Policy Initiatives, The Urban Institute
  • Housing Response – By Megan Bolton, Research Director, National Low Income Housing Coalition