“How did we get here, and what can I do to change it?”

When you share your voice, values, and life experiences with others, you create community—the living heart of democracy—and the possibilities for transformation are endless. EFC is an intergenerational community to address injustice and create a future where every voice is heard.

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... a summer experience to live what you learn, make friends from across the nation, and expand your worldview.

... year-round opportunities for leadership development, building community, and learning.

... a nationwide network of committed alumni and partners, working for social justice in their home communities.

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July 2-23, 2024

2024 InterGen, July 19 - July 21, Montgomery, Alabama

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Week One of the 2024 Encampment

Week One of the 2024 Encampment

One overall sentiment that was heard a lot during the daily debriefs and that sums up an underlying theme of this first week is, “I’m going to vote and I’m going get my friends to vote. I see the sacrifices that were made to get the vote and I can see the connections to what is going on now.”

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June’s InterGen Café: Inspiration, Voting and Coming Home

June’s InterGen Café: Inspiration, Voting and Coming Home

The June InterGen Café was a sneak peek into the summer program curriculum and a chance to experience a key part of the EFC approach: small group discussions centered on different aspects of voting. Jane Sapp, education director, started off the presentation by explaining why Montgomery, Alabama, is the site of the 2024 Encampment.

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Join Us in the Ongoing Work of Democracy

Join Us in the Ongoing Work of Democracy

Join the newest Encampers, fellow alums and supporters for a one-of-a-kind EFC experience with local activists focused on civil and voting rights! Gathering near the end of the 2024 Encampment, we will reflect on the legacy of those who fought passionately to preserve voting rights and learn what inspires the next generation of changemakers — the 2024 Encampers.

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The Encampment taught me: You can do something about it and you need to!

The Encampment taught me: You can do something about it and you need to!

Why is the EFC important now? For the same reasons as then: to make young people aware, early in their lives, of what’s going on in the world beyond themselves — and do something about it. That’s what the Encampment taught me: You can do something about it and you need to! Vote, at least; pay attention so you can vote wisely. Speak up and help other people understand what’s going on in the world beyond their own daily dozen.

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Week One of the 2024 Encampment

One overall sentiment that was heard a lot during the daily debriefs and that sums up an underlying theme of this first week is, “I’m going to vote and I’m going get my friends to vote. I see the sacrifices that were made to get the vote and I can see the connections to what is going on now.”

We are strengthening democracy by creating community.