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Introducing...The Greater Phoenix Region!
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Briefing on Groundbreaking Survey
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 Volume 9, Issue 8
February 26, 2014

2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Event Less than a Month Away!

With our event quickly approaching, look for your email invite tomorrow. Join us on March 25 at the Cannon House Office Building on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C.  We're excited to have 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. 

Introducing...The Greater Phoenix Region!

In part 3 (read parts 1 and 2), we introduce The Greater Phoenix Region, AZ. This "Valley of the Sun" accommodates its over 3.4 million residents through intergenerational programs in 24 cities and towns.  A talented and committed group of cross-sector leaders share responsibility for intergenerational communities. Juanita Guidry Copeland, the Ambassadors of Compassion (AOC) program facilitator at Maya High School, saw the benefits first-hand while preparing high school students for the work world. The retired training professional noted how the experience also benefits people like her. "Seniors are enhanced when they help young people while the recipients learn from those whose lives have been lived successfully." Stay tuned for next week, when we introduce Village of Shorewood, WI.

A Huge Thanks to Our Supporters

Generations United welcomes our renewing member, Salvation Army.

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.

Intergenerational Community Resources

With us announcing our 2014 Best Intergenerational Communities Award winners, we're sure the news will inspire other communities to follow suit. If your community wants to be more intergenerational, but isn't sure where to begin, you can start by visiting our community resources page. We encourage you to download the current application to see what this award entails and plan on applying next year. Consider learning directly from our winning communities and attend our March 25 event.

Briefing to Highlight Groundbreaking Survey on Child Welfare Policies

Join ZERO TO THREE, Child Trends and Casey Family Programs on March 4, from 9:30 - 10:30 a.m., for a briefing on a groundbreaking survey that provides a nationwide look at child welfare policies and practices guiding states' work in addressing the unique needs of infants, toddlers and their families. Contact Jaclyn Szrom to RSVP. Learn more

Proposals Now Accepted for 2014 National Training Institute (NTI)

ZERO TO THREE is requesting proposals for its 2014 NTI, a multidisciplinary conference that focuses on professionals working with children younger than 3 years old. Content of proposals should appeal to early childhood educators, mental health practitioners, early intervention providers as well as trainers, program administrators, and supervisors in these fields. Priority will be given to content designed for an advanced learner. Submission deadline is March 10, 2014. 
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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
If you have reports on issues that help young and old, please send them to Alan King at

Online Resources
Quality in Ageing and Older Adults. If you missed Donna Butts and Nancy Henkin's article, "Intergenerational practice in the United States: past, present and future," Emerald has it available for purchase online. 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     
25th Annual National Service-Learning Conference´┐Ż. MONUMENTAL. Washington D.C., April 9-12, 2014. Learn more
2014 NFPA/FSFAPA National Education Conference. National Foster Parent Association. Orlando, FL. June 5-8, 2014. Learn more


9th GLOBAL YOUTH JUSTICE Training: Enhance, Expand, and Learn. Global Youth Justice.
Cape Cod, MA. June 17-19, 2014. Learn more    
40th Annual Conference. North American Council on Adoptable Children.
Kansas City, MO. July 24-26, 2014.    


2014 National Pathways to Adulthood: A Convening on Youth in Transition. National Resource Center for Youth Development . Philadelphia, PA. August 6-8, 2014. Learn more


"Grandchildren are the dots that connect the lines from generation to generation.." ~Lois Wyse 

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Alan King 

Communications Specialist

Generations United 


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