Charlie Murphy

Ashoka Fellow
Bellingham, United States
Fellow Since 2005
My work: working globally to unleash the positive potential of youth through a cross-generational learning model.
Ashoka commemorates and celebrates the life and work of this deceased Ashoka Fellow.

Ashoka US Fellow Charlie Murphy passed away peacefully on August 6th, 2016 with his husband Eric and other loved ones at his side. 

Charlie was elected as an Ashoka Fellow in 2005 for his work with Partners for Youth Empowerment or PYEGlobal, a powerful, novel model for connecting adults and young people around shared interests and aspirations for their community, unleashing the power, purpose, and potential of young people in the process. 

Related TopicsChildren & Youth

Citation

This profile was prepared when Charlie Murphy was elected to the Ashoka Fellowship in 2005.
Introduction
Recognizing that the teenage years are not simply a “holding pen for adulthood,” Charlie Murphy is helping youth discover who they are, what they can do, and how they can make a difference now. Through a new model of youth work based on creative engagement and partnership, Charlie Murphy prepares adults to work side-by-side with teens, inspiring youth to find their creative gifts while at the same time discovering their own. The Power of Hope (POH) brings people of all ages, cultures, and backgrounds together; empowers them to challenge the passivity and negativity around them; and engages them in creating the communities we need.
The New Idea
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Updates

Ashoka US Fellow Charlie Murphy passed away peacefully on August 6th, 2016 with his husband Eric and other loved ones at his side.

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