“Our society would benefit from rejecting generational silos and embracing a culture of age integration and interdependence. I hope to push us all closer to a new form of age interdependence, one that works for our times and all our diverse communities.”


Karimah Nonyameko

Program Officer, Heising-Simons Foundation
Summerville, SC

Karimah Nonyameko is a program officer at the Heising-Simons Foundation. She was previously the Leadership and Mobilization Manager for Encore.org’s Generation to Generation Campaign. In that role, she was responsible for supporting a diverse network of communities and organizations experimenting with innovative models for engaging adults 50+ to help children thrive. She also helped to co-design and support a robust online learning community for youth-serving practitioners to distill and share best practices for leveraging encore talent.

Before joining Encore.org, Nonyameko was the Subject Matter Expert in Community Development for Habitat for Humanity International, where she provided consulting, technical support and training to build the community development competencies of numerous affiliates and HFHI’s affiliate services staff.

Prior to HFHI, Nonyameko worked for 17 years as a national organizational development trainer, coach and consultant and helped to build over 100 organizations that work for positive change across the U.S. She has lived and organized in every region of the U.S., building relationships and working on a variety of issues including neighborhood improvement, housing, community economic development, community safety, police accountability and youth issues.


Learn more here about the Encore Public Voices Fellowship, which supports diverse voices focusing on aging, longevity and the intergenerational opportunity. 

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