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 Volume 8, Issue 44
October 30, 2013
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), William Frey (Brookings Institution), and Eugene Steuerle (Urban Institute). Featured speakers will include: Hilary Pennington (Ford Foundation and The Generations Initiative) and Donna Butts (Generations United).
Extended Deadline and New Webinar Helps Get Applicants Ready for the Best Intergenerational Communities Awards 

Want to show what your community's made of? Apply for our 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Awards, made possible by MetLife Foundation. No community's too big or too small. The applications are coming in--along with questions. That's why we extended our deadline to Dec. 6. Additionally, we're offering a webinar (Nov. 13, at 2pm EST) to answer questions about application process, award selection guidelines, how this recognition helps your community, and much more. Register for the webinar and and contact Leah Bradley with questions.

Marian Wright Edelman Fires Up Intergenerational Warriors
Marian Wright Edelman's pep talk earlier this week came from a different place. It wasn't the usual eloquent orations of a gifted speaker, whose decades of fighting for disadvantaged Americans earned her the status of a civil rights legend. Instead, she delivered her appeal as a grandmother. "I love my grandchildren," she told a packed room at the Gray Panthers' National Convention in D.C. "They have re-radicalized me all over again." Edelman re-radicalized the Gray Panthers, charging them to be "pit bulls up there on the hill" for young people. "You are the indispensable," she said. "You're the most talented and educated generation of grandparents and advocates." Afterwards, the Gray Panthers made Edelman an honorable member and presented her with their social justice award.  
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, made possible by CVS Caremark Charitable Trust. Space is limited. Registration is now open!
Collective Impact Takes on Teen Pregnancy
The term "collective impact" is thrown around in nonprofit circles. This innovative strategy, involving the use of teamwork to tackle complex problems, continues to spur interest across the country. Kim Nolte, with the Georgia Campaign for Adolescent Power & Potential, blogged about how her state is using collective impact. Read her post.

Annual Awards Recognizes Intergenerational Program

Episcopal Retirement Homes' Council for Life Long Engagement (CLLE) was among the winners of the 2013 LeadingAge Awards, which recognizes individuals and organizations expanding the possibility for aging.  Stamping out ageism one child at a time, CLLE brings elders in the class room to teach school children about marketing, health and dining etiquette. Learn more.

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.

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. Grant 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.


Making the Case for Early Childhood Intervention in Child Welfare: A Research and Practice Brief

The Casey Family Programs released a brief, highlighting why special attention to young children and their families contributes to a safe reduction of youth in foster care. The brief also summarizes the state of programming and evaluation for child welfare interventions that specifically target families with young children, previewing some of the work that Casey Family Programs will be completing in 2014. Learn more. 

Managing Someone Else's Money The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau (CFPB) Office for Older Americans released four easy-to-understand booklets that allow financial caregivers the opportunity to help someone they care about, while avoiding scams and exploitation. 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. 

Improving Education and Workforce Training
The Business Roundtable highlights six policy recommendations -- which include expanding access to quality early learning programs and adopting and implementing Common Core State Standards -- to encourage increased access and effectiveness. 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  

26th Annual Policy Research Conference: "Strengthening the Web of Financial and Retirement Security for Today's Working Americans."  National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI). Washington, DC. Jan. 29-30, 2014. Learn more. 


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. 


"Generations are not competitors for life's satisfactions; they are partners in the search for well-being." -- Harold L. Sheppard, former professor of gerontology, University of South Florida 

Editor's Introduction
I'm honored to join Generations United, whose ambitious work and risk-taking is analogous to Theodore Roosevelt's adventurous soul. "Far better is it to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failure," according to our 26th President, "... than to rank with those poor spirits who neither enjoy nor suffer much because they live in a gray twilight that knows not victory nor defeat." It's obvious there are no gray twilights for Generations United.

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