Michael Gast

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Michael Gast "has been involved with Resource Generation since 2002 as a constituent, RG Fellow, Trainer and member of the National Organizing Advisory Committee. With the support and training of RG, he has become an experienced donor organizer and social justice fundraiser. Michael was the lead constituent organizer for the recent RG delegation to the US Social Forum and served for the last two years as the co-coordinator of the Movement Generation Support Committee, a donor circle in support of left movement building in the Bay Area. Born and raised in San Francisco, Mike also has extensive experience as an educator and activist. Michael helped start Y-Step (Youth Step Towards Addressing Racism), a racial justice education program for white youth in the Bay Area, and was part of the organizing team for Art in Action, an arts activism program for young leaders in Northern California. Prior to working for Resource Generation, Mike was the After School and Service Learning Coordinator at Children's Day School in San Francisco. Currently living in Seattle, Mike has become an active member in the local chapter of Jewish Voice for Peace and is learning to appreciate indie rock. He is committed to and continually inspired by working with other young people with wealth to build powerful movements for social and economic justice. He holds a BA in Urban Studies from Vassar College." [1]

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  1. Staff, Resource Generation, accessed April 16, 2010.