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GenR: NY

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Welcome to GenR: NY

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.

GenR: NY members volunteer at the IRC's New Roots Community Farm. Photo: IRC

Inspired, informed and influential, GenR members in New York City—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 New York and New Jersey through volunteer opportunities at New Roots Community Farm, career mentoring programs with refugee youth, or assiting with drives to collect items for recently resttled families.

Photo booth fun at the Sixth Annual GenR Summer Party. Photo: Absolutely Fabulous

GenR: NY’s flagship event, The Summer Party, takes place every July. 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: NY, contact Melissa Meredith at GenR [at] Rescue.org (subject: GenR%20Inquiry) .

GenR: NY Leadership Committee
Michael Ayoola
Michael Balz
Sarah Booth
Charlotte Connerton
Kristopher Edelen
Maggie Gilbride
Chloe Hughes
Anisa Husain
Joe Kansao
Walter Kerr
Andrew Klaber, President 
Sarah LaFleur, Vice-President
Zach Lipsky, Treasurer
Jennifer Mcknight, Education & Program Chair
Rithesh Menon
Paul Nouri
Madeleine O'Hagan, Recruitment
Alexandria Regan
Melissa Roxburgh
Jacqueline Schoninger
Xander Schultz
Zoe Schultz
Campbell Sechrest
Aniket Shah
Sophia Staley, Recruitment Chair
Meredith Tapper
Nick Topjian
Ty Trippet
Alessandra Valenti
Patrick Vardaro, Recruitment 
Ashton Wackym

IRC President David Miliband with GenR: NY Leadership Committee members at the Sixth Annual GenR Summer Party at Tribeca Rooftop. Photo: Getty Images

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


Upcoming Events

GenR: NY Force For Change Summer Party

Tuesday, July 16, 2019
6:30pm   Red Carpet Reception
7:00-10:00pm  Summer Party

Tribeca Rooftop
2 Desbrosses Street
New York, NY 10013


Please join the International Rescue Committee (IRC) and GenR for a summer evening of rooftop views, delicious food and refreshing cocktails at the annual Force For Change Summer Party.   

Chat with IRC staff and other like-minded humanitarians; engage in interactive, fun activities and learn more about the impact of the IRC's work with displaced communities in the United States and around the world.  

Proceeds from this event will support the IRC’s life-changing work in the United States and around the world.