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 Volume 8, Issue 43
October 23, 2013
Donna Butts (far left) poses with Ben Bernanke (third from left) and other panelists.
Donna Butts Discusses Aging Policy with Federal Reserve Board of Governors
Generations United's Donna Butts was honored to be invited to join a panel of experts discussing aging policy in America with the Federal Reserve Board of Governors. Donna advocated for an intergenerational lens that views our aging population as an important human capital asset that our country can't afford to let sit dormant.
Circle December 10 for Release of Our Latest Signature Report
Be at the National Press Club on Dec. 10 from 9:30am to 10:45am ET
for a provocative look at how changing demographics in the years ahead will affect four major aspects of our lives: transportation, the workforce, housing, and civic involvement. At the event, we will release our latest signature report and poll results and host a panel discussion featuring experts on the four topics. Generations United Board Member Walter Jones (Verizon) will serve as emcee and Ron Brownstein (National Journal) will moderate a panel discussion. Panel members will include:
Angela Glover-Blackwell (PolicyLink), Vanessa Cardenas (Center for American Progress), Bill Frey (Brookings Institute), and Gene Steuerle (Urban Institute). Featured speakers will include: Hilary Pennington (Ford Foundation and The Generations Initiative) and Donna Butts (Generations United).
Webinar Set for Grandfamilies Raising Children with Disabilities
As you probably know, we recently published a new booklet called Grand Resources: A Grandparent's and Other Relative's Guide to Raising Children with Disabilities. On Nov. 14, the guide's author -- our own Ana Beltran -- will host a webinar at 2:00pm ET during which she will answer the most frequently asked questions about resources available to those raising children with disabilities. Please join us for that webinar. Registration information will appear in next week's newsletter.
Generations This Week Gets New Editor
With regret tinged with excitement, I am announcing my semi-retirement and placing Generations This Week in the capable hands of our new communications specialist, Alan King. Please make Alan feel welcome and send him articles of interest to him at

Many thanks for the opportunity to get to know many of you, whether by phone, email, or in person. I've enjoyed editing GTW for the past two-and-a-half years and hope you've enjoyed reading it! Best to you all!  Colleen
Last Week to Submit Your Jumpstart Grant Application

Generations United and Mentor Up, a new way to make a difference from AARP Foundation, are partnering to award $1,000 Youth Jumpstart grants (along with technical assistance) to organizations to develop creative, youth-led intergenerational programs that address the needs of vulnerable older adults. Deadline: Oct. 30, 2013. Learn more.  

Time's Flying. Apply Now to be a Best Intergenerational Community 
If you think your community offers a truly intergenerational experience, contact Leah Bradley to find out about how to apply to be named a Best Intergenerational Community. Deadline to apply: Nov. 8, 2013. Download the application and learn more.
Business Makes Early Learning a Priority
The Business Roundtable released a report at the Education Nation Summit, on improving education and workforce training. One of their top five recommendations (others included adopting and implementing Common Core State Standards and developing more effective teachers) was to "Expand access to high quality early learning programs." They highlight six policy recommendations to encourage increased access and effectiveness. Learn more.
October is National Anti-Bullying Month
For a wide array of resources you can use to equip young people with anti-bullying strategies, see the latest issue of YSA's newsletter
Sharon MacKenzie in Istanbul, Turkey, where the competition closed.
The Meadows School Project Finalist in International Competition
Congratulations to The Meadows School Project, which was a finalist in an international competition for the most Innovative Intergenerational Solidarity initiative! Although the project did not win the competition, Sharon MacKenzie, a former Meadows School teacher, noted: "Respectful intergenerational relations always puts you in the winner's circle."
Enter the Fourth Worldwide Storytelling Contest
The Intergeneration Foundation, a sponsor of
Intergeneration Month: September
, wants to reinforce and recognize the power of storytelling as a way to connect all ages. As part of that effort, it invites people of all ages to submit an intergeneration story to its Fourth Worldwide Storytelling Contest.
Deadline for submissions is Dec. 31, 2013. Learn more
Funding Opportunities
2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. Prudential Financial and National Association of Secondary School Principals. Awards grants to middle and high school students who volunteer in their communities. Learn more. 

Arts & Aging Grants. The National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA) and MetLife Foundation. Provides $5,000 grants for arts and aging program in three areas: Lifelong Learning, Health and Wellness, and Community Engagement. Deadline: Dec. 13, 2013. Learn more.

CVS Caremark Community Grants. CVS. Provides funding for projects that improve a community's health and welfare. Deadline: Oct. 31, 2013.
Learn more.

Capital Grants.
The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation offers capital grants for qualified organizations that provide services in: Older Adults; Workforce Development; Basic Human Needs and Health; Disabilities, Education, Children, Youth and Families; and General Community Support. Letters of Intent received on a rolling basis. Learn more.

Innovation for Oral Health. DentaQuest Foundation. Supports nonprofit organizations working to create systems changes that reduce and eliminate barriers to oral healthcare access and promote community-based prevention strategies. Applications received on a rolling basis. Learn more.

Pro Bono Professional Services to Nonprofit Organizations.
Taproot Foundation. Makes grants of pro bono professional consulting services, called Service Grants, through its Service Grant Program. Learn more. 


Safeway Foundation Grants. Supports nonprofits providing services in four priority areas: hunger relief, education, health and human services, and assisting people with disabilities. Deadlines: quarterly and biannual.

Stephen J. Brady STOP Hunger Scholarships. Sodexo Foundation. Invites applications for its STOP Hunger Scholarship program, which honors the efforts of young people working to end hunger in the United States. Applications accepted beginning October 5, 2013. Deadline: Dec. 5, 2013. Learn more.

Social Settings Grants. William T. Grand Foundation. Offers grants that support high-quality research that enhances understanding of how youth social settings work, how they affect youth development, and how they can be improved. Deadline for Letters of Inquiry: Jan. 8, 2014. Learn more.

World We Want Foundation. Seeks applications from youth for social change projects through social action activities, community service, service-learning, and social change. Deadline: Rolling. Learn more.

Youth Service America (YSA) Grants. Each year, YSA supports youth-led service with over $1 million in YSA Grants. Learn more.        
Great Resources
Intergenerational Relations: European Perspectives in Family and Society.
University of Luxembourg. Focuses on conceptual issues, multigenerational and cross-cultural perspectives that affect relations between generations in family and society.
Learn more.

Education Records of Children in Foster Care. State Policy Advocacy and Reform Center (SPARC). Describes the barriers to educational success that children in foster care often face, and how a new amendment to the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) makes it easier for child welfare agencies to collaborate with schools to eliminate these barriers for children in foster care. Learn more.

Navigating and Negotiating Pathways for Success: A Thematic Analysis of the Life Experiences of Youth and Their Caregivers
. The Center for Promise. Examines how youth access opportunities in their communities, their goals, and services available in youth systems. Learn more. 


A Governor's Guide to Early Literacy: Getting All Students Reading by Third Grade. National Governor's Association. Discusses the importance of ensuring literacy by the third grade; outlines policy recommendations, and provides leadership suggestions to promote a successful B-3rd grade literacy agenda. Learn more.

Where Does the Commission on Long-Term Care Leave Us?
NASI. Examines two alternative approaches from the Commission that offer some detailed thoughts on accomplishing the shared financing vision -- one reliant primarily on private-sector mechanisms and the other reliant primarily on public-sector mechanisms. Learn more.


Long-Term Services and Supports: The Path Forward. NASI. Posits that the US needs a public-private partnership to establish a reliable insurance mechanism for long-term care. Offers ideas on what role each sector should play. Learn more. 


The Long-Term Care Commission: The Good, The Bad, and What's Next? NASI. Looks at the incredible odds the Long-Term Care Commission faced: its struggle to get off the ground and its charge to solve one of the most challenging issues facing our country -- all in less than 100 days. Learn more. 

Webinar Series
Innovative & Creative Parenting Tools.
North American Council on Adoptable Children (NACAC). Offers multiple webinars that examine key adoption issues. Learn more.

Arts & Creative Aging. National Center for Creative Aging (NCCA). Offers multiple webinars featuring creative approaches to arts and aging. Learn more.
Grant Seeking
. Grant Station. Offers multiple webinars to enhance your grant-seeking skills. Learn more.
"Imagine Innovate Inspire." 2013 Conference and Expo. National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). Washington, DC. Nov. 20-23, 2013. Learn more.  


Youth Service Institute. YSA. Baltimore. Nov. 12, 2013. Learn more.  


"Connecting Our Global Community." International Association of Homes and Services for the Aging (IAHSA) and IAHSA-China. Shanghai. Nov. 17-20, 2013. Learn more. 


28th National Training Institute (NTI). ZERO to THREE. San Antonio.  

Dec. 11-14, 2013. Learn more.  


In 2014  

2014 National Bullying Conference. School Safety Advocacy Council. 

Orlando, Fla. Feb. 26-28, 2014. Learn more. 


International Study Tour to Taiwan. Intergenerational Center at Chaminade University (Honolulu). Taiwan. March 11-18, 2014. Learn more.


MONUMENTAL: 25th Annual National Service Learning Conference. National Youth Leadership Council and YSA. Washington, DC. April 9-12, 2014. Learn more. 

Global Summit on Childhood 2014. Association for Childhood Education International. Vancouver, British Columbia. April 10-13, 2014. Learn more.  


Read by 21 Annual Meeting. Read by 21. Northern Kentucky. April 22-24, 2014. Learn more.



"Break Barriers, Open Doors: For an Inclusive Society for All." International Day of Persons with Disabilities. United Nations. Dec. 3, 2013. Learn more. 

"We need to haunt the house of history and listen anew to the ancestors' wisdom." -- Maya Angelou

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