Nancy A. Henkin, Ph.D. is the founder and Executive Director of the Intergenerational Center at Temple University in Philadelphia. Established in 1979, the Center strengthens communities by bringing generations together to address critical community concerns and fostering lifelong civic engagement. In order to achieve its mission, the Center develops and replicates innovative cross-age program models, provides training and technical assistance to organizations, government agencies, and funders, and conducts research/evaluation. In 2011, the Center was the recipient of the inaugural Eisner Prize for Intergenerational Excellence.
Dr. Henkin received her B.S. from Simmons College and her Ph.D. from Temple University. Over the past 35 years, she has developed a wide range of cross-age programs, consulted with organizations in the aging, youth and educational fields, and presented at numerous national and international conferences. Dr, Henkin serves on the Mayor’s Commission on Aging in Philadelphia and is the recipient of numerous awards, including the Jack Ossofsky Award from the National Council on the Aging, the Maggie Kuhn Award from the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging and the Gray Panthers, and the Professional in Human Relations Award from the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations. In 2006, she was elected into the Ashoka Fellowship, a global community of social entrepreneurs who are delivering innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems, for her efforts to build Communities for All Ages.