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 Volume 9, Issue 10
March 12, 2014

Generations United's 18th International Conference

Our office is buzzing with excitement around next year's International Conference, July 21-24, 2015, for several reasons. First, it'll be the first time we convened a conference outside of D.C. Secondly, it's in Honolulu, Hawaii! Details to come.
Contact Leah Bradley if you want to join our Conference Planning Committee. 

Generations United on A Passion to Care

"Everyone needs to have access both to grandparents and grandchildren in order to be a full human being," according to Margaret Mead. Donna Butts reiterated that in her guest blog post for AngelaCARES. Butts wrote: "Those words ring true today as they did when they were first published over four decades ago." Read more 

Last Call to Register for 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Event!

Join us on March 25 at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  We're excited to have our strategic advisor Juan Williams, journalist and FOX News correspondent, on hand to help us honor the communities that are exceptional at serving and engaging all generations: The Greater Phoenix Region, Arizona; City of Parkland, Florida; Reston, Virginia and Village of Shorewood, Wisconsin. This is an opportunity to learn about innovative intergenerational programs, policies and practices. Register todayand then share the information with your networks. 
A Huge Thanks to Our Supporters

Generations United thanks Dustin Robertson for his donationMerci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you. You can donate as a Tribute Gift in honor or memory of someone. Click & help us make 2014 even better.

Generations United at MONUMENTAL

If you're in D.C. next month, catch our Program Director Leah Bradley speaking on April 10 at the 25th annual national service-learning conference. In addition to providing workshops and keynote addresses, MONUMENTAL equips youth and adults with tools, resources and ideas to improve their practice, their schools and communities. Learn more 

Summer Internship Opportunity

Generations United is accepting applications for its Summer 2014 Internship Program. This opportunity provides interns a chance to build research skills, become involved with advocacy training and engage in an active intergenerational network. Learn more

A Look Back at Past Best Intergenerational Communities Award Winners

Two weeks ago, we highlighted a few of our inaugural winners from 2012. In the weeks leading up to our March 25 event, we'll continue sharing our past winners' stories as testaments to intergenerational communities thriving because they build strong, supportive networks with fresh solutions to challenges that help people of all ages. They also advance policies and practices that both acknowledge and promote intergenerational interdependence. Read part 1 and part 2, then stay tuned for part 3 next week. 

Publications for Sale

Under One Roof and Connecting Generations are available for the shipping and handling price. At $3.50, Under One Roof is an invaluable guide on starting and strengthening intergenerational shared site programs, where children/youth and older adults participate in ongoing services and/or programming concurrently at the same site. Connecting Generations, a user-friendly guide to creating meaningful intergenerational programs, is available for $4.50. Order your copies today!

President's 2015 Budget Includes Increased Investments in Early Learning

The budget for FY 2015, which the Obama Administration released last week, includes increases to pre-k programs, extended funding Kinship Navigator Programs and funds to modernize Social Security Operations. However, the budget also includes a major overhaul of Seniors Corps with significant cuts to the Retired and Senior Volunteer Programs. Learn more

Funding Opportunities

Capital Grants. Generations United encourages intergenerational proposals. The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is offering 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 basisLearn more

 

Youth Development. The Entertainment Software Association (ESA) Foundation is offering grant funds to support positive programs and opportunities that make a difference in the lives of America's youth. The Foundation supports geographically diverse projects and programs that benefit American boys and girls of all races and religions. Deadline: Ongoing. Learn more
Great Resources
Reports
State of Senior Hunger in America 2011: An Annual Report

The National Foundation to End Senior Hunger's report provides an overview of the extent and distribution of food insecurity among senior Americans in 2011. The prospects for facing the threat of hunger are two and half times greater for households with grandchildren present. Learn more  

 

If you have reports on issues that help young and old, please send them to Alan King at aking@gu.org.


Books

The Next America. This book, by Paul Taylor and  the Pew Research Center, looks at how the growing racial generational gap impacts livelihoods, families, politics and the social safety net. Learn more


Online Resources

Economic CheckUp. This publication provides seniors with ways to better manage their budget, save money and set financial goals. Learn more, then click here for additional resources.

 
Webinars

Funding in Arts, Aging, and Health Webinar Series. National Center for Creative Aging. Wednesdays - 1-2pm EST - on March 19 and April 2. Learn more

Events
Conferences
Advocacy Summit 2014. Save the Children. Washington, DC. April 8-9, 2014.   
Quote

"Our grandchildren accept us for ourselves, without rebuke or effort to change us, as no one in our entire lives has ever done, not our parents, siblings, spouses, friends - and hardly ever our own grown children." ~Ruth Goode 

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We want Generations This Week to be a real resource for you. Please send any national news on intergenerational issues in addition to upcoming conferences, funding opportunities, reports and webinars. Local events can be shared in our Facebook group. Please also let us know how we can improve! My email is aking@gu.org. I'd love to hear from you!

 

Best,       

 

Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 

 

  
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