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Best Integenerational Communities Awardees Announced
Grandfamilies TANF Factsheet
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2014 Program of Distinction
Survey Participants Requested
Request for Multigenerational Families
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 Volume 9, Issue 5
February 5, 2014

Coca-Cola and Cheerios Show Out of Many, One

Generations United congratulates Coca-Cola and Cheerios for using their Super Bowl ads to celebrate America's changing demographics, which we talk about in our Signature Report, Out of Many, One: Uniting the Changing Faces of America. Coca-Cola's montage of Americans from different ethnic backgrounds, singing "America the Beautiful," and Cheerios' use of an interracial couple further affirms our belief that our demographic diversity - in both age and race - is our greatest asset. Read our report to see how. Watch Coca-Cola's "It's Beautiful," then click here to see the Cheerios ad.  
MetLife Foundation and Generations United Announce 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities
They are places that folks of all ages proudly call home because they recognize the benefits of  intergenerational programs, practice, policies and services. Please join us in applauding the recipients of the 2014 MetLife Foundation/Generations United Best Intergenerational Communities Award: MaricopaCounty, AZ; City of Parkland, FL; Reston, VA and Village of Shorewood, WI. In addition, kudos go to the 2014 National Finalists: Miami Gardens, FL and Rye, NY. Stay tuned to learn more about each community. Save the date for the recognition of award winners on March 25 in DC. 

Grandfamilies TANF Factsheet

Because Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) varies from state to state, Generations United's National Center on Grandfamilies released a fact sheet to answer questions from caregivers in general terms that apply no matter where a caregiver lives. This fact sheet also has a chart that includes contact information to get information about the specific TANF program in your state. Learn more

A Huge Thanks to Our Supporters
Generations United welcomes our new member, St. Mark's United Methodist Church, and renewing member, Bridges Together. We also thank Sodexo for their contribution to our Signature Report event. Merci. 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.
Become a 2014 Program of Distinction
What better way to kick-off the new year than achieving recognition for your incredible work? Think your intergenerational program has what it takes to be among an elite group that's effectively connecting generations? Then we want to hear from you. The deadline to apply is May 1, but we are happy to accept your application immediately. Contact Leah Bradley with any questions. Learn more 

Request for Survey Participants

The Study On Nonprofit Investing (SONI), an independent research project, is seeking participants for its Year-End 2013 survey, the second survey SONI's conducted. The survey's designed to give non-profits tools for better investment decision-making.  In addition to being streamlined, the survey will include a detailed section about investment expenses. Participants receive a complimentary copy of the study results upon the survey's completion in March. Learn more, then start the survey.

Request for Multigenerational Families

A reporter is seeking a multi-generational families to interview for  a potential story in an established national magazine. Potential candidate is a non-traditional family that is struggling economically and is willing to speak briefly on-record about the situation. In return, a financial adviser will assist them. If you know of any such family and could pass along their names and contact information to Generations United's Communication Specialist Alan King, so we can share them with the reporter, she would be very grateful.

Funding Opportunities

Art Works Grant. Generations United encourages intergenerational proposals. The National Endowment for the Arts is offering grants between $10,000 and $100,000 for innovative art that engages the full range of demographics of their communities, as well as individuals of all physical and cognitive abilities. Deadline:Rolling. Learn more 


Internship. The National Academy of Social Insurance (NASI) is recruiting for their summer internship programs.  Qualified upper division undergraduate and graduate students, as well as recent graduates looking to explore their next career choices, will have access to an unmatched internship experience. Deadline: March 1, 2014. Learn more
Great Resources
If you have reports on issues that help young and old, please send them to Alan King at

Where is the Land of Opportunity?: The Geography of Intergenerational Mobility in the U.S.

The Equality of Opportunity Project released a study that found that areas with greater mobility had five characteristics among which were less income inequality, greater social capital, and more stable families. The report also found that, contrary to popular perception, economic mobility hasn't changed significantly over time. Learn more


War on Poverty Programs that Helped Youth

The Children's Leadership Council released a paper on War on Poverty programs that were created all, or in part, to help children and youth. Today, at least four of the programs and initiatives are among the top ten areas of federal expenditure on children. Learn more  



Performance Management in Place-Based Initiatives: Experiences of a Choice and Promise Neighborhood. Social Solutions. Thurs., Feb. 27, 3-4:30pm EST. Learn more   


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

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

2014 National Bullying Conference. School Safety Advocacy Council.  

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

2014 National Anti-Hunger Policy Conference.
Food Research and Action Center. Washington, DC. March 2-4, 2014. Learn more

PEAK Leadership Summit. LeadingAge. Washington, DC. March 17-19 Learn more


9th GLOBAL YOUTH JUSTICE Training: Enhance, Expand, and Learn. Global Youth Justice. Cape Cod, MA. June 17-19, 2014. Learn more      


"What a bargain grandchildren are!  I give them my loose change, and they give me a million dollars' worth of pleasure." ~Gene Perret

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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