Care Fellows 2020 - Caring Across Generations

Care Fellows 2020

As a first of its kind leadership development and recruitment project, the Care Fellowship builds the advocacy and communications skills of some of the most dedicated individuals in the Caring Across Generations’ network of family caregiver activists. The Care Fellows apply these skills in tandem with their own experiences and ideas to change the way caregiving is seen, valued, and supported in the United States. We started the fellowship with 8 people and have grown to a multi-racial, intergenerational cohort of 20 this year!

MEET THE 2020 CARE FELLOWS

John Adeniran
John Adeniran
Pennsylvania
Theodora Biney-Amissah
Theodora Biney-Amissah
New York
Rey Castuciano
Rey Castuciano
Missouri
Jennifer Chan
Jennifer Chan
California
Nureena Faruqi
Nureena Faruqi
North Carolina
Allen Galeon
Allen Galeon
California
Christina Keys
Christina Keys
Washington
Connie Kitchens
Connie Kitchens
Georgia
Deborah Martinez
Deborah Martinez
Florida
Olga Masevich
Olga Masevich
Illinois
Paula Newbaker
Paula Newbaker
Pennsylvania
John Poole
John Poole
New Jersey
Reina Scott
Renia Scott
Michigan
Angelena Taylor
Angelena Taylor
Michigan
Alexandra Villegas
Alexandra Villegas
California
Chandra White-Cummings
Chandra White-Cummings
Virginia
Theresa Wilbanks
Theresa Wilbanks
Florida
Brandon Will
Brandon Will
Illinois
Elizabeth Wolf
Eilzabeth Wolf
New Jersey
Not pictured: Liz Eastman

Caring Across Generations believes in the power of organized people. In 2020, we integrated a Caring Across Votes component that develops our Fellows' power and ability to engage with caregivers around the country to make sure they, and those they take care of, exercise their right to vote to shape the political direction of our country for the next decade, and potentially the next generation. Our goal is to reach 30,000 voters through our Get Out the Vote measures.

Given the current political climate, we feel even more so that it is important that individuals utilize their voice to implement change. We know that caregivers and care recipients struggle to get to the polls because of caregiving responsibilities - getting parents to doctors appointments, caring for young children, and supporting siblings with disabilities to name a few ways - these are all compounded by structural issues and regressive laws that particularly affect Black and Latina voters. We know this election is critical and we want to make sure caregivers' voices are heard.