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 Volume 13, Issue 10
March 7, 2018
Generations United in the News
  • In her piece for GRAND Magazine, Jaia Peterson Lent highlighted how the Family First Prevention Services Act will affect grandfamilies like the one in which acclaimed actor, musician and comedian Jamie Foxx grew up. Read Jaia's article.
Breaking: New UN Committee on Intergenerational Solidarity Approved!
Generations United is thrilled to announce that the Conference of Non-Governmental Organizations (CoNGO) approved the formation of the NGO Committee on Intergenerational Solidarity! Congratulations to Generations United's UN reps! Learn about them. Stay tuned for more info. 
Generations United Welcomes Michael Marcus!
We're thrilled to announce that Michael Marcus -- who has over 30 years of experience as a grantmaker, manager, organizer, trainer and facilitator -- joins us as a senior fellow. Michael worked with organizations, government agencies, universities and foundations in the fields of aging, disability, homelessness, food security, housing, child welfare and poverty. Learn more about Michael.
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Decisions That Impact Babies and Families Happen at All Levels of Government
In a new video, ZERO TO THREE highlights their 
ThinkBabiesTM campaign and their May 8th Strolling Thunder. They also call on all adults (including elders) to help them fight for the future. Watch the video, then learn more at
A Huge Thanks to Our Members and Supporters 
We thank our renewing member,  The Salvation Army, for their contributions Together, we are building a world that values all generations!  Donate to help us unleash the potential of an "age-amped" society . If you're an organization,  join us !
Help Identify Intergenerational Programs Across the Country - Take the Survey Now
Generations United and The Ohio State University, with support from The Eisner Foundation, are looking for intergenerational programs across the country. Please take their survey at This survey will provide critical and timely insight on programs and services for people of all ages. Results will be included in a report to be released at an event in Washington, DC on June 5, 2018. Contact Sheri Steinig for more information.
Webinar on How the Family First Prevention Services Act will Impact Grandfamilies
Do you work with grandparents and other relatives raising related children? If so, your work will be impacted by the recently passed Family First Prevention Services Act. Join Generations United at 2:00 PM ET (1:00 PM CT, 12:00 PM MT, 11:00 AM PT) on March 20th for a webinar to learn how this legislation will affect the work of your organization, the families you serve, and how you can be best prepared for the pending changes to federal funding. Register today .
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Cool Ideas
ONEgeneration in California provides exciting intergenerational activities for children from six weeks to six years old. Those activities include art, cooking, movement, music, pet therapy, gardening and games. These caring connections between the children and the seniors help children acquire new interests, and skills. Old and young also learn the meaning of acceptance, cooperation, and compassion. Learn more.

Got something cool you tried that was successful? Why not tweet your cool intergenerational ideas to #cooligideas? You can also post them to our Intergenerational Connections Facebook Group. We want to highlight innovative age-optimized programs and practices through our blog, social media and weekly e-newsletter! Share the inspiration.
Culture United
Wonder by R.J. Palacio
August (Auggie) Pullman was born with a severe facial difference that, up until now, has prevented him from going to a mainstream school. Starting 5th grade at Beecher Prep, Auggie wants nothing more than to be treated as an ordinary kid, but his new classmates can't get past his extraordinary face. Wonder begins from Auggie's point of view, but soon switches to include the perspectives of his classmates, his sister, her boyfriend, and others. These voices converge to portray a community as it struggles with differences, and challenges readers -- both young and old -- to wonder about the true nature of empathy, compassion,  acceptance, friendship, and kindness.  Learn more .

Culture United highlights films, books, music and TV shows with an intergenerational theme. Do you have any suggestions? Share them with us and we'll share in the weeks and months to come. We welcome responses or reactions. We'll possibly feature them on our blog. See disclaimer.
Are You Exceptional? Intern With Generations United!
Our internships -- beginning in late spring/early summer in Washington, DC -- provide opportunities to build research skills, become involved with advocacy training and engage in an active intergenerational network.  Stipends available. Deadline to apply is March 16, 2018.  Learn more
Think Intergenerational - Funding Opportunities
A Community Thrives. A Community Thrives is a social impact fundraising program that is focused on helping organizations related to wellness, arts & culture, and education. During the campaign, nonprofits have the chance to raise funds for their charity and they can also receive an additional $100K grant from the Gannett Foundation. Deadline: March 15, 2018. Learn more.

The Silver Foundation's Transitional Youth Development Grant Program. The Silver Family Foundation supports nonprofit organizations in Oregon and Washington that help youth reach their full potential through mentorship, high school completion, college and post-secondary preparation and experiential education. Programs must offer offer in-depth, long-term investments and opportunities for motivated, low-income youth. Deadline: March 31, 2018. Learn more.  

Art Works Grant. The National Endowment for the Arts support artistically excellent projects that celebrate our creativity and cultural heritage, invite mutual respect for differing beliefs and values, and enrich humanity. Matching grants generally range from $10,000 to $100,000. Second Art Works Deadline: July 12, 2018.  Learn more.

If you have - or know of - any intergenerational funding opportunities, please send them to
Think Intergenerational - Great Resources  
Research and Resources
Intergenerational Programming in Senior Housing: From Promise to Practice.  This report describes findings from a year-long study on the nature and extent of intergenerational programming in senior housing that was conducted by Generations United and LeadingAge, with support from the Retirement Research Foundation.  Learn more.
29th Annual National Service-Learning Conference: Justice in Action.  National Youth Leadership Council. St. Paul, MN. March 11-13, 2018. Learn more

2018 Aging in America Conference. American Society on Aging.  San Francisco, CA. March 26-29, 2018. Learn more.

National Positive Aging Conference. Masterpiece Living. Philadelphia, PA. April 3-4, 2018. (Generations United members and newsletter subscribers get $100 off the $475 registration fee. Contact Rick Moody for the promo code).  Learn more.

Save the Date for "All In Together: Creating Places Where Young and Old Thrive. Generations United and The Eisner Foundation. Washington, DC. June 5, 2018. Learn more.

International Federation on Ageing 14th Global Conference on Ageing. International Federation on Ageing.  Toronto, ON, Canada. Aug. 8-10, 2018.  Learn more.
"Every child needs at least one adult who is irrationally crazy about him or her." ~Urie Bronfenbrenner, the late psychologist most known for his ecological systems theory of child development

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Alan King
Communications Specialist
Generations United
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