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Generation Next Nonprofit Leadership Academy
“The Generation Next program opened so many doors for me and my organization. During this past year of being in the program, I gained a new pool of colleagues through networking, I learned of new funding sources and received new funding, I was introduced to the media and received media coverage, and I learned best practices in nonprofit leadership – not to mention the skills and education I gained for my future growth in this amazing field. Thank you ASU Lodestar Center and Laura Capello for providing such a valuable resource for the nonprofit leaders of today and tomorrow!”

Barbara Blalock, Executive Director, Treasures 4 Teachers

The Generation Next Leadership Academy is a cohort of the Valley’s top emerging nonprofit leaders, selected through a competitive process, to participate in a program that provides them the knowledge and tools needed to take on leadership roles within the nonprofit community. This 9 month program is comprised of best practice approaches to leading and managing nonprofits, from renowned professors and practitioner instructors at ASU as well as established nonprofit leaders from organizations that engage with the ASU Lodestar Center.

The ASU Lodestar Center is proud to announce that we are now accepting applications for the third cohort of Generation Next! To become a member of this exciting 2010-11 class of nonprofit leaders, make sure to return the application and required documentation no later than June 14!

Click here to download the 2010-11 Generation Next application form. (PDF)

The ASU Lodestar Center would like to heartily congratulate the recently graduated class of Generation Next participants. The following individuals successfully completed the Generation Next academy:

  • Rosa Maria Acevedo, Arizona Quest for Kids
  • Celeste Atkins, Boys & Girls Club of Sierra Vista
  • Barbara Blalock, Treasures 4 Teachers
  • Brigitte Dayton, Catholic Community Foundation
  • Christina Diss, ASU Foundation
  • Jacque Jackson, Victory High School
  • Jessica Johnson, Arizona Coalition Against Domestic Violence
  • Sarah Levin, Muscular Dystrophy Association
  • Claudia Maldonado, Keogh Health Foundation
  • Michael Mayhew, Florence Crittenton of Arizona
  • Megan McKeever, Wickenburg Chamber of Commerce
  • Kim Phillips, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
  • Jessica Shea, National Bank of Arizona
  • Angela Taylor, Habitat for Humanity Central Arizona
  • Gina Trotter, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Arizona
  • Nicola Winkel, Arizona Coalition for Military Families
  • Pete Ziebron

Click here to view Frequently Asked Questions about Generation Next. (PDF)

Want to know more? Call the ASU Lodestar Center at 602-496-0500 or e-mail

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