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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 Melody Westen at GenR [at] Rescue.org (subject: GenR%20Inquiry) .

GenR: NY Leadership Committee
Andrew Bekkevold
Karen Begley
Robert Bond
Sarah Booth
Lucy Deland
Kristopher Edelen
Eric Fleet 
Leigh Fleet 
Andrew Klaber, President 
Sarah LaFleur, Vice-President
Olufemi Leverett
Rithesh Menon
Jeff Messer
Madeleine O'Hagan, Education & Program Chair
Michael Ressler
Nathan Riggs
Aniket Shah
Edward Shapoff, Treasurer 
Jackie Sills-Dellegrazie, Communications
Arkady Smolyanksy
Sophia Staley, Recruitment Chair
Meredith Tapper
Nick Topjian
Ty Trippet
Alessandra Valenti



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 to stay up to date with GenR news and events.


Upcoming Events

July 18, 2017 - Seventh Annual Summer Party