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5 Motivational Quotes from U.S. First Ladies

When #MondayMotivation is also Presidents Day, we couldn’t help but share 5 motivational quotes from some of our U.S. First Ladies:                                                                                              

What a Difference a Day Makes

It seems appropriate that we kicked-off this month of love with Generation WORKS, a dedicated day of service where volunteers—led by women and girls—wielded weapons of mass construction to create positive change in our community. From planting new landscapes to painting walls, volunteers rolled up their sleeves and got to work at 20 different non-profit agencies on the First Coast. See just a slice of what a difference a day can make below. You can click here to see images from the day or watch... more...

Generation WORKS on Facebook LIVE

In case you missed Saturday’s Generation WORKS (or just want to once again be inspired), here are some of the Facebook Live videos from our volunteers. Enjoy! Generation WORKS at R. V. Daniels Elementary Generation WORKS at Saint Augustine Boys and Girls Club Generation WORKS at Feeding Northeast Florida Generation WORKS at Children’s Home Society

Taylor Richardson Part of Young, Gifted and Dreaming Fearlessly Event

Congratulations to Generation WOW Girl Taylor Richardson (aka Astronaut StarBright) for being a part of the Young, Gifted, and Dreaming Fearlessly event.  Watch the video below to see Taylor and other amazing young people–all making us feel that the future of our world is indeed bright.  

First Coast Living Talks Generation WORKS

Donna Orender recently sat down with Casey DeSantis and Curtis Dvorak of First Coast Living to talk about this Saturday’s Generation WORKS. There is still time to join us as a volunteer–click here for more information.

Generation WORKS on WJAX-TV

In case you missed it, here’s a clip of Donna Orender on WJAX-TV last Sunday talking about Generation WORKS, a dedicated day of service coming up on February 3rd. Have you signed up as a volunteer to join us as we transform our city and neighborhoods? Click here for details.

WOWUnited–Deadline Extended for Submitting Ideas

Due to a technical issue, some of our WOWUnited submissions may not have gotten to our team.  If you have submitted a project idea, please resubmit your form via email to Atiya at atiya@genwnow.com. In light of this issue, we have extended the deadline for all WOWUnited project submissions to February 7th.  Winning projects will be announced by February 19, 2018, and winners will be featured on stage at Generation W on April 13, 2018.   Download Information about WOWUnited Here Download WOWUnited... more...

Generation WORKS on WJXT

Donna Orender sat down with WJXT’s Melanie Lawson to discuss all things WORKS.  Have you signed up to volunteer and join us on February 3rd as we transform our community?  Watch the clip below and click here to volunteer.

Gender Pay Equity in Florida: Two Bills that Could Make a Difference

Mary Gatta, who will be the speaker during tomorrow’s Women Aging into Poverty in North Florida event hosted by the Women’s Giving Alliance, was a recent guest columnist for Jacksonville.com, writing about why Florida must act to ensure gender pay equity.  She brought to light two important pieces of legislation in the Florida legislature that could make an unbelievable difference in our state–House Bill 393 and Senate Bill 594.  From Mary’s column: In addition to defining... more...

WOW Mentors and Mentees Create Vision Boards

Last Saturday some of our WOW mentors and mentees got together to create vision boards. It was a great afternoon of fun and fellowship as we created vision boards that would help us start the New Year off right.  Here are some images from our day–thanks, Toni Hernandez for the pictures! Want to be the first to know about our next WOW event?  Be sure to connect with us on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.