NextGen

NextGen Internship Program

We connect young adults to countless internship opportunities with businesses, nonprofits, artists, and more.

How it works:

  • With the guidance of our NextGen Coordinator, we help match you to your perfect internship.
  • First, you must complete 25 volunteer hours of your preliminary internship.
  • Then, for every additional 25 hours, you complete, you receive a $300 stipend.
  • Throughout your internship, you receive mentorship to achieve your professional development goals. From resumé writing, interviewing skills, communicating with your boss, and more!

First Fridays

On the First Friday of every month, the NextGen take-over the Living Room at the Community Center for an evening of food, fun, and connection. Each month will have a different focus: From game nights, cultural cooking experiences, paint nights and more, First Fridays are an opportunity to connect with other NextGen!

Upcoming:

Game Night – April 5th: 6pm-9pm

Open-Mic/Music Night – May 3rd: 6pm-9pm

Cultural Cooking Night – June 7th: 6pm-9pm

Co-working Space

Need a place to work, study, or collaborate on a project? Would a counselor/life coaching session support your personal/professional development? Drop-in NextGen support and space are available every week. Come use our computers, connect with Cory Van Gelder for coaching/counseling, and make the Community Center an extension of your home!

Wednesdays from 1pm-3pm

Fridays from 10am-12pm

Are there times that work better for you? Let us know here.

Community Gardening

Lagunitas School and the Community Center are teaming up to transform the school garden into a shared Community Garden space. The NextGen are leading the charge and organizing community workdays. All are welcome. If you are interested in getting more involved in the planning and use of the garden, join the Wellness Committee!

Upcoming:

Community Workday’s – March 23rd – 10am-2pm

Wellness Committee Meeting – April 17th – 10am

Creating Housing Solutions

The NextGen Housing Solutions Group is working on immediate housing solutions and long term policy change to make living in the valley a more accessible reality. With tiny homes on the brain, shared housing, and County-wide change, you can make a difference by joining us!

Upcoming:

April 18th – 6pm-7pm: We have invited representatives from the County of Marin as well Tiny Home experts to make this a night of education and action!

Outdoor Adventures

We are surrounded by extraordinary nature, trails, and open space and the NextGen wants to use it! We will be hiking, biking, and adventuring through this beautiful place we call home! If you have an outdoor adventure you would like lead, please contact our NextGen Coordinator at adavidson@sgvcc.org.

Upcoming:

April 7th – Meet @ the Woodacre Deli

Book Club

The NextGen Book Club meets monthly to explore some of today’s most interesting stories, novels, and biographies. Centering around a potluck of our favorite foods, the Book Club offers a chance to connect with others and escape our screens!

Vote now for the Spring Book Club Selection!

Upcoming:

Spring Book Club Kickoff: April 24th – 5:30pm

Open-Gym

There are a load of awesome events hosted in the Community Gym on the Lagunitas School Campus. These events are not reserved for the NextGen but are a ton of fun!

Mondays: Co-ed Bball: 5:30pm

Tuesdays: Ladies Bball: 5:30pm

Wednesdays: Men’s Bball: 7:30pm

Thursdays: Pickleball: 5:30pm

Sundays: Ping Pong: 6pm-9p

Our Team:

Alexa Davidson – NextGen Coordinator

Poko Giacomini – Human Services Coordinator

Cory Vangelder – NextGen Counselor/Life-Coach and Program Support

For more info, email NextGen Coordinator Alexa Davidson at adavidson@sgvcc.org