Just a few months ago, we named five Gen2Gen Innovation Fellows with great ideas to tap the talents of older adults to improve the care and education of our youngest children. All five dazzled us with their creativity, commitment and passion!

All five received $5,000; coaching and support designed to boost visibility, contacts and funding; plus the chance to win an additional $5,000 Judges’ Prize awarded by a panel of 27 experts

It’s my pleasure to announce that Lisa Armao, founder of the Montessori Intergenerational Learning Communities in Denver, Colorado, has won the Judges’ Prize.

Lisa’s goal is nothing short of revolutionary. As she puts it, “I’m completely obsessed with creating an environment where children can attend preschool and adults with dementia can attend day services — under one roof.”

Want to learn more about all of the fellows? Check out these new pages on our site, complete with a Q&A profile of each, a 3-minute pitch video and some great new photos of their work. 

And stay tuned: In coming months, we’ll publish a proposal for a bold new policy idea to increase the number of older adults working closely with children 5 and under — and we’ll unveil a new Gen2Gen Innovation Fellowship.


Published: March 5, 2020

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