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Charles Mason Continues Socktober Initiative in Oklahoma

At twelve years old, Charles Mason (Muscogee Creek Nation) joined the Mvskoke Nation Youth Council and used the Gen-I Challenge to help found Socktober in his community. Socktober is a month-long initiative where socks, toothbrushes, tooth paste, soap, towels, and other toiletries are collected to help those in need. Charles has helped with this program for the last three years. This year, he and his peers collected 269 pairs of socks as well as other essentials for those in need in Okmulgee County, Oklahoma.  


CNAY is Moving!

The Aspen Institute is relocating its Washington, DC, headquarters, effective December 18, 2017.

Our new address will be:

Center for Native American Youth
The Aspen Institute
2300 N St., NW, #700
Washington, DC 20037-1122

Please update your contact information to ensure we receive your mail or deliveries without delay.

One note: If you plan to visit the office in person, the entrance to our building is actually at the corner of 24th and N. Public parking for a fee is available in the building; the garage is accessible from either 23rd or 24th streets. The closest Metro stops are Dupont Circle (Red Line) and Foggy Bottom (Blue/Orange/Silver lines). Each are about a 10-minute walk from the building.

All phone numbers and e-mail addresses will remain the same.

After several years split between two buildings at 1 Dupont Circle, NW, and 1333 New Hampshire Ave., NW, the Aspen Institute has simply outgrown its current space. The new offices will allow all DC-based Institute programs to be together in one building, and will feature collaborative workspaces, improved public event venues, and an aesthetic design in keeping with the modernist Bauhaus feel of the Institute's Aspen, Colorado, campus.

You can follow The Aspen Institute on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram to see views from inside the new space as soon as we move in.



11/16 Gen I NOW: Get Paid to Participate in a Study on Sexual and Gender Minority Health

Ta'c halaxp! - “Good afternoon” in the Nez Perce (Nimíipuu) language

This Gen-I Native Opportunities Weekly (NOW) message shares information about a study being done by the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing (ISGMH) at Northwestern University.

ISGMH is conducting a study about the experiences of youth of color who identify as sexual and gender minorities. The research team is looking to recruit a group of diverse young men who identify as gay, bi, and/or queer to share their opinions about health and online programs. This research will help inform programming and resource development for the SMART project, an online, culturally responsive HIV prevention initiative. The youth advisory group is entirely online, and members will be paid $30 for their participation.

Eligibility: The SMART project is looking to recruit participants who:

  • Are young men between 13-18 years old; and
  • Identify as gay, bisexual, and/or queer.

Click here for more information and to find out if you qualify to participate!

Questions? Contact Melissa Mongrella, MHS, at or (312) 503-5429.