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 Volume 8, Issue 52
December 18, 2013

Happy Holidays!

This is our last newsletter for the year. Here are some stories to tide you over until we return in two weeks, refreshed and ready to make 2014 another stellar year for intergenerational understanding and connections.

We want to wish everyone a happy and safe holiday season.
Generations United United in the News
Last week, the New York Times did a story on the growing number of multigenerational households. Donna, who was interviewed, elaborated on Generations United's 2011 report, Family Matters: Multigenerational Families in a Volatile Economy, in the article. Read the story by Connie Rosenblum.

Report Co-Author Experiences First-hand the Benefits of Intergenerational Bonds  

A Sunday bus ride to church puts things in perspective for Anita Hairston, a co-author of Out of Many, One: Uniting the Changing Faces of America, a new report by Generations United and The Generations Initiative. Read Anita's story, then download the executive summary, the full report and watch the video of our Dec. 10 release event at the National Press Club.

A Huge Thanks to Our Supporters
Generations United thanks The Glendale Foundation, Larry Minnix, Matthew Melmed, Eula Ossofsky, Barb Quaintance, Jim Firman, The Lumina Foundation and Ana Beltran. These donations will help us meet our matching goal of $75,000. Merci. Danke. Arigato. Asante. Gracias. Thank you. You can help, too! Click & help us meet our goal.
New Report Highlights the Positive Sum Relationship Between Young and Old

When older adults delay retirement, they are healthier, consume less public benefits, pay more taxes, and contribute to higher levels of economic growth, according to Failure to Launch: Structural Shift and the New Lost Generation, a report by The Generations Initiative and the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce. 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
College Initiative Grants for Intergenerational Programs: Generations United encourages intergenerational proposals. The Dorot Foundation will award up to nine $500 grants to undergraduate college 501(c)(3) organizations that engage in or establish intergenerational programs on college campuses. Deadline: rolling basis through Jan. 2014. Learn more 


General Grant.  The Retirement Research Foundation is offering a request for proposals for efforts that improve access to quality community-based and long-term services and supports. Deadline: Feb. 3, 2014. Learn more 


Youth Grant. YSA and Sodexo Foundation are calling on young people to join the fight to end childhood hunger. Youth who apply early for a $500 grant will receive personalized tips, ideas, and feedback to help strengthen their application. Early submissions are due by December 10th. Final deadline is Jan. 31, 2014. Learn more    

Great Resources

Breaking the Cycle of Poverty in Young Families: Two-Generation Strategies for Disconnected Young Parents & Their Children

National Human Services Assembly released a new report studied 32 organizations that operate quality two-generation programs serving young families led by parents aged 15 to 24. The report also highlighted best practices for two-generation approaches to overcoming poverty. Learn more 

Increasing Financial Stability for Frontline Nonprofit Works: Bridging the Gap by Connecting Human Services Employees to Work Support

National Human Services Assembly released a report brief that highlights how nonprofits can help their own lower-wage workers, who are the lifeblood of the caring infrastructure in communities across the United States. Learn more


Webinar Series

What's in the New Budget Deal...and What's Not

Coalition on Human Needs will a webinar that explains the budget deal to stop the sequester make it possible to start to reverse cuts to Head Start, senior meals, housing and many other needed services. But it asks federal workers to pay much of the cost, while not saving one dime from closing corporate tax loopholes. Dec. 19, 4:00 pm EST Learn more 


7th Annual International Conference on Positive Aging. The Institute for the Ages. Sarasota, FL. Feb. 9-12. Learn more


"Every view of the world that becomes extinct, every culture that disappears, diminishes a possibility of life." ~Octavio Paz 

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