Future Generations Graduate School was founded in 2003 with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of community change practicioners around the world. It grew out of a UNICEF-sponsored study of successful community change work and the application of SEED-SCALE, a process for facilitating change based on human energy. The master's degree builds the skills and capacity of mid-career community leaders; we have trained community leaders from 38 countries. Future Generations Graduate School is headquartered in Franklin, West Virginia, USA.
Future Generations Graduate School teaches and enables a process for achieving equitable change that empowers communities to shape their futures. As an international school for communities offering graduate degrees in Applied Community Change and Conservation and Applied Community Change and Peacebuilding, we provide training and higher education through on-site and distance learning. Toward this end, we support field-based research, promote successes that provide for rapid expansion, and build partnerships with an evolving network of communities that are working together to improve their lives and the lives of generations yet to come.
Future Generations Graduate School will be recognized as an innovative educational leader in community change, attracting promising community change leaders to our programs and building a vibrant alumni body. As a global institution, the Graduate School will create regional research and education centers in countries where there is an active body.