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GenR: Bay Area

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Welcome to GenR: Bay Area

GenR: Bay Area members help to prepare and furnish a home for a newly arriving refugee family. Photo: IRC

GenR—short for Generation Rescue—is a group of young, influential humanitarians who have joined forces with the International Rescue Committee to help people survive conflict and disaster and rebuild their lives. 

Inspired, informed and influential, GenR members in the Bay Area—and across the country—engage their communities in support of the IRC through a range of advocacy, educational, networking and fundraising activities. They are also given the opportunity to directly support refugees resettled in Oakland and San Jose through volunteer opportunities at local events, through our professional mentoring programs, and more. 

GenR members at the GenR: Bay Area's Annual Food Stories: From Burma to the Bay event. Photo: Bromance Photography

GenR: Bay Area’s flagship event, Food Stories: From Burma to the Bay, takes place every October. However, we are busy all year. Through monthly events, members are working together to foster a community that spreads across all GenR chapters. To learn more about how you can get involved in GenR: Bay Area, contact Stephanie Heckman at GenRBayArea [at] Rescue.org (subject: GenR) .

GenR: Bay Area Force For Change Event

Please join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and GenR on November 8, 2018, for an experiential evening immersed in the eye-opening and powerful refugee journey. Through interactive and educational activities, you will learn more about the resettlement process in the Bay Area and the impact that the IRC has around the world. 

GenR: Bay Area Leadership Committee 

Co-Presidents: Lisa D’Annunzio and Rebecca Higney
Annual Event/Development Chair: Becca Bloom
Education & Programming Chair: Leah Burcat
Membership & Social Chair: Becca Bloom
Advocacy Chair: Jenny Raymond
Secretary: Kate Chang
Marketing Chair: Liz Walker
Leadership Members at Large:
     Stefanie Woodward
     Ed Zhong (also Thrive Lead)

You can join GenR: Bay Area here.  Not in the Bay Area? Don’t worry. GenR continues to grow. Visit www.Rescue.org/GenR to learn more about what cities have GenR chapters. Be sure to like us on Facebook to stay up to date with GenR news and events.